the Ask a Manager book is on sale right now

If you don’t already have a copy of the Ask a Manager book, now is a great time to buy it — because now through Sunday, the e-book version is on sale for only $1.99.

Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch-Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work is all about tricky conversations at work and walks you through principles for speaking up effectively at work in general … how to frame your concerns to your boss so that you get taken seriously … ways to get what you want from coworkers … how to talk to employees when you’re the boss … times when you shouldn’t speak up … and a ton of language suggestions for specific work situations, from how to handle a coworker who’s slacking off to how to recover when you’ve flubbed an interview.

The e-book is on sale wherever e-books are sold in the U.S., including Amazon (for Kindle), iBooks, and Barnes & Noble.

“The author’s friendly, warm, no-nonsense writing is a pleasure to read, and her advice can be widely applied to relationships in all areas of readers’ lives. Ideal for anyone new to the job market or new to management, or anyone hoping to improve their work experience.”
—Library Journal, (Starred) Review

“A must-read for anyone who works.”
—Booklist, (Starred) Review

* I make a commission if you use that Amazon link.

{ 49 comments… read them below }

  1. AppleStan*

    I have the hardcopy, but I’m going to buy the eBook and gift it to at least 10 people I know because it’s TOOOOOOO GOOOOD to waste the sale opportunity!

    Thank you for this!

  2. Sorrel*

    I’m in the UK sadly – but then realized you have an audiobook :) (my preferred method of reading) so that’s one credit used!

    Also really pleased that you read it yourself. I always love it when nonfiction writers do that.

    1. Jen RO*

      I just bought it on Kindle from Romania – it was a bit more expensive due to VAT, but still a great deal!

  3. Lena Clare*

    It’s not available on kindle through at this price! Any tips or is the offer for the US only at the moment Alison?

    1. Ask a Manager* Post author

      Right now it’s just in the U.S. (That’s because it’s a promotion being run by my publisher, and I have a separate publisher in the UK.)

  4. RabbitRabbit*

    Warning about the Barnes and Noble option – this is only for the e-book Nook version, and Microsoft will be shutting down the Nook program and TAKING BACK THE BOOKS as of July 1. (You will get refunds, but still.)

    1. RabbitRabbit*

      Addendum: It’s not totally clear if this applies to B&N’s Nook books as well, but it could be risky.

    2. Ask a Manager* Post author

      Whoa, I had no idea. Googling this a bit though doesn’t look like this about Nook, but rather Microsoft’s own book program (which is separate from Nook). It does look like Nook isn’t doing well, but I haven’t seen anything about them taking back people’s books!

    3. GigglyPuff*

      Amazon did that before they came out with the Kindle. I used to buy all my e-books there because you could download them more than once (which was nice if your hard drive died), and some places wouldn’t do that. Then one day, they were all gone and had deleted all your past purchases. I was so peeved. Not even sure if they gave you a warning, but I was a teenager, so maybe just didn’t see it.

  5. Justme, The OG*

    I have the paperback already (it’s on my bookshelf at work) but I’m also going to buy the e-book.

      1. Jen RO*

        I can confirm that, if I click Nick’s link, I get the yellow cover and the $8 price, but if I click your link I get the red cover and the sale price ($2.37 for me).

      2. Ask a Manager* Post author

        Okay, I’ve checked with my publisher and they’ve confirmed it’s $1.99 in all U.S. outlets. If you’re in the U.S. and not seeing that, let me know! (Screenshots would be great.)

  6. Hardcore parkour*

    I bought this on Kindle and my roommate kept asking me to read it out loud so she could type the scripts into emails to her team (they have issues). I made her buy her own.

  7. GooseyLucy*

    Does anybody know which, if any, of these formats would be compatible with a Kobo?

    I’m in Canada if that matters, also an e-reader noob which is why I don’t know/understand these things!

  8. Iron Chef Boyardee*

    So, this is not a PDF download? I don’t have Kindle and don’t intend to get one.

    1. JKP*

      You can get a free Kindle app for your mobile device or your computer that will let you read kindle books.

      1. Seeking Second Childhood*

        Ditto to this. Only difference I’ve found is that it’s a smaller screen — and it’s one less device to keep charged. (Do remember to set it to wifi-update only before you download a 5-book volume on mobile data. Ouch.)

      2. Clementine*

        I read Kindle books on my laptop (with Kindle Cloud Reader) and on my phone (Kindle Android app) all the time.

  9. MommyMD*

    Just bought it from original link! I did have to click the change format button to Kindle.

  10. CastIrony*

    I bought this book on my sister’s debit card-oops! At least she didn’t get mad! Thank you for the amazing sale, Allison! I really appreciate it!

  11. Public Sector Manager*

    I got the eBook version downloaded to my iPad and then Amazon gave me a $1.49 eBook credit.

    Alison, you are worth way more than 50 cents! But I’m looking forward to the book!

  12. President of the Lutheran Sisterhood Gun Club*

    For a minute I got way too excited thinking this was an announcement about your next book!!

  13. Fergus*

    Congrats Allison,

    I love this blog. I always thought it was me with dealing with horrible bosses until I saw your blog. The two best posts was the one where it was mandatory to be a kidney donor and other great one was the boss who expected their employees to do invasive therapy sessions twice a day.

  14. hayling*

    This book is amazing! I’m moving and putting a lot of books in storage but both of Alison’s books are staying with me!

  15. KLChica*

    Thank you for telling us about the sale! I just bought an ebook version. What a good deal. I’ll enjoy reading on my phone while my baby sleeps /naps in my arms

  16. Maria*

    Allison, I bought a copy of your ebook about job hunting via a promo on this website about a year ago. The book never arrived and I don’t know what went wrong. I had recently gotten pregnant and in the excitement of it all failed to follow up promptly. While I’m happy to donate the amount to your endeavors, I would in fact like to acquire a copy of the book. Any advice? Thank you.

  17. Frustrated reader*

    I was excited to get the book but then it’s kindle (proprietary), nook (proprietary) or apple book (proprietary). Is there no way to get a standard epub version? I have an ebook app already, and I don’t intend to use one per format. And yes I could use calibre but it’s never perfect and intellectually not satisfying.

  18. the cat's pajamas*

    I had some $1 for slower shipping credits I forgot about and ended up getting it for free, who hoo!

  19. MJ*

    Yippy! Although not in the US, I do have a US Amazon account and was fortunately not too late to nab this (Monday lunchtime here).

    I enjoy reading books on the Kindle Cloud Reader when it’s quiet at work. People might mistake me for working. ;)

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