Platform Is Officially a Bestseller

I am pleased to announce that my new book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, landed on several bestseller lists this week:

  • Amazon Top Overall Books (#4)
  • Amazon Top Marketing Books (#1)
  • New York Times Hardcover Advice Best Sellers (#12)
  • USA Today Best-Selling Books (#92)
  • Wall Street Journal Hardcover Business Best-Selling Books (#5)

Thanks to all my friends who helped make this happen, especially the members of the Platform Launch Team.

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  • TorConstantino

    Fantastic news – well deserved!!! This is an important book for all us “mere mortals” – thanks again for all you do!!!!

  • Shannon Milholland

    Mike, I could not be more pleased for you but I get even more excited when I think of the ripple impact of this book. Thousands maybe even millions of lives will be changed forever as individuals, non-profits and businesses implement the principles of this book and make big wins in every area of industry.

    What an honor to have been a tiny pebble in the avalanche of success of Platform. This recognition is well deserved. Congratulations!

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Shannon. I pray that is true!

  • William Beem

    Congratulations.  You ran an effective campaign and I’m truly enjoying your book.

  • Mark Riggins

    Wow! Congratulations Michaell! I’m thoroughly consuming and heeding the platform building tips you provide in Platform. Thanks for writing this book.

  • Pilar Arsenec

    Thank you for writing Platform. Your book is “Wow” and “#1″ to me! Congratulations and I pray for continued success in whatever you set to do.

  • Joy Groblebe

    Fun fantastic week….love being a part of this team.  

    • Michael Hyatt

      You were a huge part of making it happen, Joy. I am grateful for you and Brian!

  • Diana Harkness

    Great news.  You are an example for the work you have written.

  • Jim Martin

    Congratulations!  You have written a book that is already so helpful to many people.

  • Dan Erickson

    Great!  I’m only a few hundred thousand books behind you. de

  • Paul B Evans

    Great results from a great author!!!!!!!

  • Charles Specht

    This is tremendous news, Michael. I’m excited for you, for Platform’s influence, for being part of the launch team, and for the other members of the group who played a part!

  • Ross Gale

    Good job Michael!

  • Jaredeasley

    Congratulations Michael – Well deserved

  • Kyle Chowning

    Congrats Mike. It looks like thousands more know what we’ve known for years…that Gail brings out the best in you! ;)

    • Michael Hyatt

      Indeed she does!

  • Rebecca Haley Livermore

    Congratulations! So glad to see you made not just one, but each of those lists!

  • Al Getler

    As I just pasted on your Facebook Fan page (embassy) this is  great news, Michael. I hope the book keeps on rolling along.

  • Tammy Helfrich

    Congratulations, Michael! It is well deserved! I was honored to be a part of your launch team. Thank you for all you do. You are an inspiration.

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  • Ashton Stewart

    I’m only through part one of the book…and I cannot digest it fast enough! This book is deserving to be on these lists!

  • Michael Nichols

    Congrats my friend! I’m on my second time through Audible version.

    This is just the beginning – excited for you!

  • Laurinda Bellinger

    Congratulations!  That’s awesome news Michael.   I LOVED that book. It was an excellent read.  

  • Diana

    Congratulations.  I am looking forward to getting my copy in the mail soon.  I’m also doing my own book launch on Tuesday, June 19th for Financial Fitness for Beginners, so thanks for inspiring me even more!  You are an inspiration.

  • christian denmon

     I stumbled across your audiobook and listened to it all in two days (long commutes = plenty of quiet time). Great from a learning/information perspective, but also gets you jacked up to go do something!  Congrats and Thanks,

  • John Richardson

    It has been great to be on the team and see the inner workings of a real book launch. Congrats on making the lists. It’s interesting how each one of them differs.

  • Dale Melchin

    Good job Michael… I will now say it openly.  I want to be like you when I grow up! :-D  

    • Michael Hyatt

      C’mon. You can do better than that. Dream!

      • Dale Melchin

        Believe me, from where I sit, getting where you are would be a high achievement.  Seriously though.  You are a great inspiration, Michael, thanks for all you do.  Congrats on making the bestseller’s list!

  • Cliff Ravenscraft

    Congratulations!  Well deserved!!!!

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Cliff. And thanks for your help in getting the word out.

  • Duane Scott

    This book deserves it. 

    I’m slowly getting some of it’s advice done on my site. :) 

  • Christopher W. Parks

    Congratulations Michael! I’m 3/4 through the book now and I know and excited to get these items into action. Thanks for what you do.

    God Bless!

  • http://www.SevenPillarsOfSuccess.Net Louise Thaxton

    I have to say I am not surprised!  Congratulations on a job well done.  And I thank you for taking your formula for building a platform, putting it into book form, and then sharing with us.  Incredible opportunity for all who would take the pattern and use in their business.

  • Andy Traub

    Somewhere an angry German just got even more angry.

    • Michael Hyatt

      Ha! I hope so. Thanks for your help, Andy.

  • Dave Stachowiak

    Congratulations Michael. Well deserved – and thank you again for taking the time to be on our show this past week. I look forward to helping you get the word out about the book this Monday!

  • Matt Lossau

    Congratulations!  I’m enjoying (and challenged by) the book.

  • Jon Dale

    Proud of you Michael. Well done!

    This is a really important book. I’m handing it out to all my clients.

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Jon. I really appreciate that.

  • Mike Smith

    Congratulations, Mike.  Great launch.  I’m buying your diner tonight.

  • Kris Sheppard

    Congrats on your success! I’m about three quarters finished listening to your audio book version. (I take you on my run with me.) I’m happy to have bought your book when it counted to get you up there. 

    This is a wonderful, practical book that tells you exactly what to do to get results! Thanks for writing the “social media instruction manual!”

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Kris. I am glad you are enjoying it!

      • Kris Sheppard

        Oh, also, thanks for sharing your blog-writing workflow. Brilliant!

  • Teresita Glasgow

    This is so exciting!! I feel as though I’ve been a part of this thanks for the experience! Congratulations this is great!

  • Clay Morgan

    Congrats Michael! Well deserved. Fantastic book. I hope you have a nice celebration planned this weekend.

  • Mike Hansen

    Congratulations…been telling people and people have been buying. Much needed book for this day and age.

  • mike carruthers

    Congratulations.  You have a lot of wisdom in business and in life and this was well deserved.  Thank you for all you do

  • Josh Hunt

    Well-deserved–this is a fantastic read. I bought both the audio  and kindle version. Just wrote a rave review on my blog. 

  • jbledsoejr

    CONGRATS and well deserved Michael!! I read the book and it is everything you said it would be. I am going back through it now and beginning to action on the steps. Thanks for writing this book!

  • GodGirlGail @GodGirlGail

    I’m not surprised!  Can’t tell you how much I’ve learned in the last week with the videos and book.  Thanks for the bountiful bundle!

  • Jen McDonough

    ROI for time and money totally work it just in the first few chapters! Coming from a mom of four who works full time, commutes an hour to and from work, a motivational storyteller and author building her own platform, and a person who watches EVERY penny and tries to invest it very wisely (paid off almost $150,000 in debt and cash flowed over $30,000 in medical in 3 years).
    CONGRATULATIONS on becoming a bestselling – incredibly deserving. 
    Thank you!

    • Michael Hyatt

      Thanks, Jen. I am so glad you are finding it valuable.

  • Robinson Mertilus

    Great news! Glad to see that you are leading my example. Great job building a platform and sharing this valuable resource with the world.

  • Nicole Snyder

    Congratulations — well-deserved recognition for a clear, easy-to-read and immensely useful book.

    It was so easy to read though that I under-valued the content on the first skim. This time I’m reading with a note pad (old school) and pen to write down the recommendations in each chapter — and implement them — before moving on.

  • Shannon Steffen

    Way to go, Michael! I’ve not had a chance to read it yet but I’m sure it deserves all the notability that it’s received. 

    You are a great inspiration! I hope to have my book (currently writing) follow in your footsteps!

    God bless!

  • Elizabeth M Thompson

    Platform is a great book and deserves the accolades it is receiving. It’s greatest impact on me so far is that I’m learning to engage better with my blog readers, Facebook friends and Twitter followers. It’s about connecting, not marketing. Touching lives, not selling a product.

  • Dave Bratcher

    Congrats Michael. I can’t wait to receive my copy. Hopefully this week.

  • Michael Hawkins

    Congratulations.  I had no doubt it would be a best-seller.

    It is chocked-full of good stuff.  Honestly, there’s something to learn on every page of the book.

    I’ve been reading (and listening to the audio version) for the past week.  It’s tough to put down.

    So many great ideas to implement.


  • Adam Miller CFP® CAP

    Thank you for the sweet bonus marertials! I am excited to read and compare notes with some folks in our community.

  • Amanda Williams

    Fantastic! Very well deserved. Thank you for so generously sharing your wisdom and experience with the rest of us. 

  • Shelia

    Congratulations, friend!! Well done!

  • Lisa Colon DeLay

    Thus proving the message of the book works. Well done. Kudos!

  • ThatGuyKC

    Congratulations, Michael!! I hope Platform continues to succeed and make an impact.

    I’m actually scared to start reading it because then I won’t have any excuses. :)

  • Leah DiPascal

    Wow! Congratulations!!! All of your hard work and prayers certainly paid off. I can’t wait to start reading your book.

  • Tamara

    Got my copy and my bonus material. It’s in my Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring reading pile that’s quickly covering my living room coffee table! But seriously, I know it’s going to be excellent! Blessings on all you do Michael! BTW, loving the podcasts !!

  • Renee Swope

    Congratulations!! I am so happy it happened so fast!! So well-deserved!! You live what you write and you give so much to so many of  us —  for FREE each day on your blog!! Loving the book and can’t wait to implement it into my ministry, website and marketing plans. 

    I sense God is going to use this message in more ways than you can even imagine — immeasurably more !!

  • Jeff Goins

    Congrats! excited for you.