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Putting the Public Back in Public Relations is Now Back in Stock

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When Deirdre Breakenridge and I initially heard that book stores were reporting that Putting the Public Back in Public Relations was out of stock, we suspected a distribution hiccup was at root of the issue. While it’s never good news to hear that customers cannot get their hands on the very object in which we dedicated and invested over a year of our lives, Deirdre and I were elated to learn that the month-long dry spell was actually due to the book literally selling out around the world.

We’re happy to announce that the book is now in its second printing and is already back in stock online and in stores near you (see below for links).

Deirdre and I want to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for your support and help.

Thank you.

The future of marketing and communications is in our hands and together we will put the public back in business.

Industry Support:

“Putting the Public Back in Public Relations” is a passionate and persuasive case for rewriting the rules of public relations. Authors Solis and Breakenridge expertly combine third-party perspective with case studies and examples to paint a picture of a profession on the brink of reinvention.”
– Paul Gillin

“Movers of the message, now hear this: the public on the other end of the transaction isn’t waiting around for you to reach it with your pitch. Let Brian Solis explain these things to you, and you will be far, far better off.”
– Jay Rosen

“This book looks at what’s wrong with public relations in an age of social media, serves as a complete social media primer from the perspective of those who work in communications, and lots of incredibly useful information about the art of listening and metrics for the web 2.0 world. If you are a social media strategist, it’s a great book to share with your senior manager.”
– Beth Kanter

“Putting the Public Back in Public Relations gets it all – what’s wrong with the old model and the power of the new one. Brian and Deirdre explain in clear detail how it’s no longer about pitching, it’s about engaging. They explain what that means and hot to do it right. If everyone reads this, my job as a reporter would be a whole lot easier.”
– Sarah Lacy, Author of Once Your Lucky, Twice Your Good

“I am thrilled that there is finally a book about the right way to approach PR in today’s world, where hyper-connected conversations trump the old school broadcast mentality. Everyone who wants to build a career in PR or marketing should read this book.”
– Tony Hsieh, CEO of

“PR has changed forever and Brian Solis and Deirdre Breakenridge are at the forefront of this change. If you think PR is fine and dandy, please buy this book because without it you will be out of business!”
– Gary Vaynerchuk

“Attention all marketing and PR people! Must-read new book by @briansolis and @dbreakenridge: Put the public back in public relations!”
– Guy Kawasaki

– Hugh MacLeod, @gapingvoid

Book Reviews

Fast Company – Brian Solis Envisions the New PR

“You will want to read this book.”

PRWeek – Putting the Public Back in Public Relations

“This is a must-read for all PR pros.”

Chris Brogan

“This is the kind of book that you buy and put out on the shelf when you’re done reading it and hand it out liberally to all PR and new media professionals. Heck of a good book…I really recommend it.”

Brian P Brown – Book Review: Putting the Public Back in Public Relations

“This book kept me awake for nights on end. It has that motivational quality to it that just makes you want to do your PR job better. I recommend this book to anyone who plans on participating in the online conversation. If you are already active in social media and marketing online, you cannot afford to pass over this book.”

Linda Vendevrede – How to avoid ending up in PR’s Jurassic Park

“If your client hasn’t listened to your counsel so far, this book just might be the leverage to help them finally see it. Brian and Deirdre build a strong case about why the traditional PR strategies and techniques have to change and adapt.”

Flack Me – Recommended: A Book for Here and Now

“a chance to reintroduce sociology, anthropology, psychology and other sciences to inspire a new, more meaningful kind of public relations.”

EyeCube – Putting the Public Back in Public Relations

“If dinosaurs had the equivalent of this book millions of years ago, they’d still be roaming the Earth today.”

Your Guide to Survival in the World of the Social Web by KD Paine

“But beyond that gloom and doom is where Putting the Public Back in Public Relations really shines. It’s the GPS that PR people need to guide them out of the weeds and wilderness. I strongly agree with Solis and Breakenridge’s recommendations on how to measure social media, and I can’t help but congratulate them for devoting 20 pages to metrics.”

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35 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Putting the Public Back in Public Relations is Now Back in Stock”

  1. Arthur Charles Van Wyk says:

    We South Africans have a tough time firstly getting books when everybody else gets it, and secondly have a problem getting good prices. 
    I purchased Chrsi Anderson’s “FREE” the same week it was launched, and paid Amazon more for expedited shipping to South Africa than the cost of the book. A month and a half later, when the book was eventually available at our aptly named national monopoly – Exclusive Books – they retailed it for approximately $30 more than what I paid to bring in one book And these guys are supposed to be cheaper because they bring them in by the boxload at a time.

    So how can one buy books from authors that we overseas hyperconnecteds (in relation to you guys) REALLY fancy at reasonable prices? and without getting legally wallet-jacked?

  2. Brian Solis says:

    Hi Aurthur, if you email me at, i can send one to you directly…if you cover shipping 🙂

  3. Brian Solis says:

    Magdalena, thank you!

  4. Michelle Thai says:

    Congratuations! It doesn’t surprise me that such an informative book has run out. Brian Remmel gave me your book a while back and it has proved to be a really great resouce. As a PR student, all the information and advice has made me feel that I have an advantage over my PR-studying peers. I am definitely recommending it to my fellow members of PRSSA.

  5. Moritz Cleve says:

    Is there an ISBN # to order it? 

  6. Putting the Public Back In Public Relations will shed some light on the current trending in the industry.

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