A German Hit!

I'm just back from a whirlwind tour of Berlin, Brussels and Munich. I'm thrilled that The Internet Is Not The Answer appears to have struck a nerve in Germany. The book, which was only released last weekend, immediately jumped into the top 50 of the German Amazon best-sellers before selling out and is now into its second printing. I was interviewed on the main ZDF national tv news show and featured in numerous major German newspapers, magazines, radio and websites. Best of all, check out my heated DLD debate in Munich with Mike Butcher, Techcrunch's European editor.

I'm also extremely pleased with the book's progress in the USA. I've been reviewed across the board including The Economist, Christian Science Monitor and San Francisco Chronicle, interviewed on Bloomberg TV and Slate's The Gist, and featured on popular radio shows like WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show and WAMU's The Kojo Nnamdi Show. And on Sunday at 8.00 & 11.00 pm EST, C-SPAN will be running a most amusing full hour interview I did with the station's executive chairman and founder Brian Lamb.

But the best may still be to come. Next Monday, I'm in Toronto, doing a debate with Mitch Joel at the opening lunch of Advertising Week's FFWD conference and an evening speech at the University of Toronto's Rotman School. I'm back in the Bay Area on Tuesday,
at City Lights bookstore in San Francisco in conversation with the popular novelist Robin Sloan. . Next Thursday, I'm in Los Angeles for the breakfast Live Talks Business Forum and then at Reputation.com in the afternoon for a book launch discussion hosted by my friend Michael Fertik.