The very first print galleys have arrived for The Lean Startup Book. In so many ways, they are terrible: they have no cover, they contain many typos and errors, and they don't have the final artwork and diagrams. In other words, it's a minimum viable product. Here's what it looks like:
So many of you have been asking, "when can I read it?" Now, I can give you an answer: September 13, 2011. That's the official on-sale date, when everyone who has pre-ordered will get their copy.
However, some of you have been waiting a very, very long time to get your copy. The first pre-orders, from the earliest of early adopters, happened more than six months ago (more than a full year before the on-sale date!). And so I have a bit of good news. My publisher has given permission for me to give away a few of these extremely early printed copies, which I am going to do in just one week, on May 23, at Startup Lessons Learned 2011.
There are a lot of reasons you should come to SLLCONF 2011. Here are just a few: he Lean Startup Book. That's not nearly enough for everybody, so do come early if you want to get one (you'll need a photo ID to register). Registration starts promptly at 8AM, books will be given out first-come-first-served until they're gone. And if you don't get a galley, don't despair: everyone who registers for the conference will get a brand new copy mailed to them on September 13.- and those are just our first few sessions. But now I can add one more reason to come: the first 200 people who show up will get their very own galley of T