It took five months for this website to attain 10,000 page views, but only 45 days for that number to double. IPO-book.com has now been accessed by readers from 73 countries and 425 cities around the world. More than 40% of you are repeat visitors too.
A number of referring sites now exist in addition to the traditional search engines, and a number of you find their way onto our website through Dow Jones Investment Banker, WSJ.com (the website of The Wall Street Journal), Twitter (on which a growing number of you – about 170 at last count – are following us for quick news on IPO and ECM matters), Turtle Media, Hong Kong University Press, Facebook, Journalisted.com, and the author page on Amazon.com, as well as its local versions in the UK, France, Germany, Canada and Japan.
The book appears to be selling well, both in its hardcover and Kindle versions. We are currently looking at a possible paperback edition in English, and we have pretty much finalized terms for a simplified Chinese character edition for the market of Mainland China. The publisher has even – optimistically I suspect – entered the book for the Financial Times / Goldman Sachs business book of the year 2011 award (one never knows – we’ll find out in September if we have made the shortlist for the November 3 finale).
“IPO: A Global guide” has now been featured in a number of print publications, including in EuroWeek (twice), The Hong Kong Kong Economic Journal (twice), with interviews also to appear soon in The China Economic Review. It has also been mentioned on Bloomberg TV, Hong Kong’s RTHK 3 radio, and on Reuters Television.
A big thank you to those among you that have included reader reviews on Amazon.com, and on related and other online sales platforms – keep them coming!
A number of signing and other events, following the successful launch at Kelly & Walsh in Hong Kong last April, are currently in the diary. These include presentations at the Hong Kong Securities Institute, the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts, as well talks and signings at bookshops in Hong Kong, and at various chambers of commerce and symposiums there and outside of Hong Kong.
The blog’s archive now includes copies or links to some 90 articles I wrote, also published on Dow Jones Investment Banker, WSJ.com, The Wall Street Journal, the website of BBC News, and other publications.
Again, thank you and keep reading!