8 questions about the book launch on Monday

Ramit Sethi

Q: So what’s up with your book launch on Monday?
A: What a great question!! My book is launching (Amazon / B&N). Starting at 7am there will be some ridiculous stuff going on, so come back and check ASAP.

Q: How much of that Suze Orman Saga is true?
A: At least 25%

Q: What happens on the launch week of a book?
A: Getting people to buy books in a short one-week period is critical. It matters 1000x if people buy in a concentrated period than buying over the next 3-4 weeks. That’s why you should come back here Monday morning (and follow me on Twitter).

Q: You’re bugging me by talking about your book so much
A: That’s ok. I’ve spent the last 2 years writing, and wanting to kill myself, and I’m really proud of how the book has turned out. Plus, I’ve been busy writing TONS of meaty posts

Q: Why is this book different than any other personal-finance books?
A: It works and it’s not boring. Check out how some of my readers used the book to save thousands. But to be serious for a second, the goal of the book is not to create an encyclopedic book that lists every financial term and option. Nobody wants to read a dictionary. If someone gave me a dictionary for my birthday, I would burn it. But it IS designed to reduce the number of choices when it comes to your finances, and let you focus on automating your money so it does the right thing.

You want to know whether to pay off debt or invest? Page 35. Credit card debt? Page 40. Figure out the best accounts (chapters 1-3). Automate your money, with unbelievably tactical graphics and charts of which account should link to which (chap 5), how much you should be spending in each category (104), and a way to start investing that you’ll ACTUALLY do (in chapter 7). I’m giving away tons of excerpts to show you that this really works: See book excerpts.

Q: I already bought the book. Can I get a signed copy?
A: YES! And you can get other bonuses too, like spreadsheets from the book. If you’ve already bought the book, forward your receipt to

Q: Will there be a Kindle version?
A: First of all, I have a lot of nerds reading this site, because you wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve gotten this question. YES! There will be a Kindle version out in about 2 weeks. Apparently because of the complex design of the pages, the Amazon team is taking a little longer to convert it than usual.

Q: Will other bloggers be reviewing your book?
A: Yes, all throughout next week. Keep your eye out. I’ll list them all here. If you’re a blogger with over 500 readers/day, please check this page out.

This is a huge deal for me, and I’m a little nervous about the book launch. So thanks for helping out and telling your friends about the book.

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  1. Courtney

    I take full credit for the use of ‘meaty’ in the post. If you feel like sending me any royalties.. you can reach me on twitter 😉

  2. Susan Su

    Dear Ramit,

    Yes, you were totally bugging me until I actually opened one of your many emails.

    Then, I realized the content’s AWESOME and more fun than reading my Twitter feed.


  3. ChristiaanH

    I’m awaiting the book 🙂
    But I guess it will take some time till my local online bookstore (, a Dutch site) will get it. It took them a few days to get Leo’s book as well. (Power of less)
    Maybe I can go to the local real bookstore and see if I can pre-order it. I think I’ll try that tomorrow….

    Really looking forward to this book.

    I have only one question, is this book usable in any economy? or are most things centered around the US economy and how things work over there?

  4. Theodore Scott

    I was surprised to see your book on the shelf at my local Barnes &
    Noble today. I guess they couldn’t wait!

  5. theodore scott

    I’ve been reading you blog for almost half a year now, and have come to really enjoy reading your posts.

    However, the new layout makes reading your posts far more difficult. Bring the old layout back to the blog and keep the new layout on the other parts of the site. That, or do something to make your posts more readable.

  6. Stop Getting Cheated

    Ramit, it is understandable you’re nervous about the launch of this book. You’ve invested a great deal of energy and hard work into something that could can easily be criticized and torn apart. Writing, painting, photography are all deeply personal pursuits. Nobody wants to be publicly humiliated about something they created to benefit others.

    I hope your launch is a great success and your book goes into several printings. You’re a class guy and you deserve it. Way to go.

  7. Braun Mincher

    Ramit, CONGRATULATIONS on your book launch — I know how much work goes into a project like that. I bought a copy on Amazon, but will get you to sign it when we next meet up. I’ll order some more next week for gifts. Great job, Braun!

  8. sharif v.

    not sure if you answered this but will there be an version available on

    • Ramit Sethi

      Not sure about that…I’ll check with the publisher.

  9. allegra

    Hey Ramit

    Love to purchase the book, but is it relevant to the Australian or just the US market?


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  11. Grace Suarez

    I’m one of your “grannies,” so the book wasn’t written with me in mind. I bought it anyway (in the Kindle edition), mostly to see if I could win a free Kindle. Well, I started perusing it, and before I knew it I had read it all the way through in two days. I’ve lived my financial life exactly in the manner Ramit describes, and I’m here to tell you, it works! I’ve never made enough money to have to give any back, but by “paying myself first” and living below my means, I can now enjoy a very comfortable semi-retirement and lots of “guilt-free” splurging on tech gadgets. Listen to what this man says, children. He’s 100% right. About everything. It’s kinda creepy, actually — how’d he get so wise at such a young age?