A book deal for I Will Teach You To Be Rich!

Ramit Sethi · November 15th, 2006

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve signed a book deal with Workman Publishing for the I Will Teach You To Be Rich book.

Yes! First, I have to say thanks to everyone who reads iwillteachyoutoberich. Every time I get a comment or an email, I hope you know how happy I am. It’s the reason I plaster my email address everywhere.

My agent, Lisa DiMona of Lark Productions, is the most positive person I’ve ever worked with–and she can close deals. Thanks, Lisa! I also look forward to working with Susan Bolotin, my editor at Workman, to make this book something you’ll love. And yes–there will be lots of new stuff.

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Finally, thanks to my parents, who always told me, “Why don’t you write that up? How about submitting it to the newspaper? What’s the worst that could happen?”

More details to come later. But for now, thanks!!

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  1. Congratulations, Ramit! Can’t wait to read it.

  2. Congrats Ramit!

    To paraphrase some action hero I can’t remember, and to welcome you officially to the publishing industry, I greet you with these words:

    “Now you will know what it is to suffer.”

    (Workman is great, by the way.)

  3. Congratulations, that’s quite an accomplishment.

  4. Ramit-

    I’ve loved your website for a while now, and am glad it is going to pay off for you tangibly in this book deal. I’ll buy the book for sure, and while I’ve recommended your blog to lots of people, a book as christmas gift is perfect. Christmas ’07 perhaps? Can I preorder now? I’d love to have book number 1! (or 2 if you must keep the first one yourself, or, more likely, for your parents) Thanks for all the time you’ve devoted to this subject!

  5. Congratulations!

  6. Congrats. U deserve that and more.

  7. ideasenator

    Congratulations! A signed copy for me…i want to buy one too.

  8. More than Basketball


    Can you share with us the process you went through from the “Hmm, it would be fun to write a book” to the above blog post?

  9. Congratulations! I’ve read and forwarded articles from your site for a while and I’m looking forward to seeing it all and more in a book!

  10. Congrats. I’ll be sure to read it.

  11. Congratulations. I’ll be buying a copy.

  12. You are thanking your parents for the advise yesterday you argued against? “What’s the worst that could happen?” aka “What’s harm in trying?”

    I am joking though. Good luck.

    New regular visitor

  13. Congratulations, Ramit!! Wishing you the best.

  14. Congratulations! That is awesome news! I can’t wait to read it!

  15. Jessica Sullivan

    Congrats! Please let us know as soon as it’s out.

    And I second the blogging-about-the-process idea.

  16. Well deserved. Hope you publish extracts online

  17. What is this book going to be about? You haven’t offered us any helpful information in months.

  18. Congrats, man! I’m proud of you. I’ll be preparing a book proposal of my own soon. Wish me luck.

  19. That’s great news! keep us posted.

  20. Congratulations. I was waiting for this news! I’ll be the first in line to buy it!

  21. That must be very exciting, congrats!

  22. Congrats! Ramit and the best of luck to you. Don’t forget about the little people.

  23. Kevin Sweeney

    Glad to hear it came through Ramit!

    Okay, now start busing your ass so we can have this out the door by May for all of us soon-to-be college graudates 🙂

  24. Congratulations!!! Very well deserved.

  25. Congrats Ramit! Your network marketing article is quite entertaining!

  26. AWESOME! I will most def buy it! Congrats!

  27. Congrats! Can’t wait to check it out from the library!

  28. Vikrum Fagoora

    This warms my heart.

  29. Deepak Sharma

    Wonderful news. Congratulaions, Ramit. A book is a natural progression for the commonsense you share via your website. Here’s wishing you many more successes in being an instrument of change in many more lives.

  30. Congratulations! Can regular readers get signed editions? 🙂 🙂 🙂 Everyone in my family and all of my friends are getting copies – I will ALWAYS be grateful that you took the time to actually call me and help me figure out my work-to-grad-school financial transition, and furthermore (1 year later), your advice was dead-on. Thanks again!

  31. I’ll buy it, for myself and close friends!

  32. Jared Goralnick

    Much congratulations, Ramit–you’ve worked hard and have worthwhile ideas to contribute. Great job!

  33. Congratulations. It is truly well deserved.

  34. Seeing as I’m in the middle of NaNoWriMo, I feel tempted to leave you a couple tips, I’m not sure if you even need them but here goes: Number one is to write every day, and give yourself a daily quota, no excuses you should always write that one day. Pen and paper an outline if you can’t get any typing done that day, and fill it in the next day before starting to work on that day’s quota.

    Number two write very quickly, try to finish your entire book in a month to 50 days. During the editing process, which should take another 30 days, fill in all the bits that you left out, add details and examples, side notes, etc.

    Hope those help! And good luck.

  35. Congratulations! Been following your blog for awhile… great stuff!

  36. Nerio Vakil

    Excellent, Ramit. Let me know when the book is out.

  37. Great news, Ramit!! Congrats!

  38. sfmoneymusings

    I cant wait to read the book! Congrats!

    Thanks for all the hard work and the posts you put together! i’ve learned so much.

  39. Pradeep Kumar


  40. Congratulations Rami. Your posts make me think.

  41. Big Cajun Man

    Well done, hope your book sells a million, please keep us informed when it is published, and we’ll make sure it gets hyped on our sites.


  42. This is awesome. I can’t wait to see it.

  43. Congrads!!!

  44. Congratulations! I hope your book contains something about barriers. I luv that post.

  45. Congrats! I look forward to seeing this (hopefully) in my local bookstore. =)

  46. Congrats Ramit!

    Let us know when you need help marketing it!

  47. Awesome! I do love this blog. It helps me make better decisions with my money, so I can’t wait to see what kind of tips the book will have!

  48. Looking forward to reading it… and hoping you give lots of hands on examples and step by step guides! thanks and congrats!

  49. Congrats Mate. Well done.

  50. Congrats! I must pick some quality blogs as the author of another one I read all the time ( signed a book deal with Harper Collins…

    Again, Congrats Ramit! Get hooked up on NPR and TV (like Waiter!).

  51. Congrats!

  52. Ryan Mickle

    Congrats Ramit! You deserve it.

  53. Structured Settlement Forum

    Congratulations, Ramit! Can’t wait to read it.

  54. SCapitalist

    Congrats, Ramit. Keep us informed on the developments. A must read for sure!

  55. dawn18417

    Yo man what a copout we thought you were new wave and now you go old style book.

  56. congrats ramit, glad to hear it

  57. Congrats! I love reading your blog and can’t wait for the book.

  58. Pamela Slim

    I am so proud of you Ramit! Is that too maternal? What the hell, I am old enough to be your mother.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, I love it when good writers get paid to write.

    Rock on and please do shake up the “pretending to be free but it really isn’t” world.

    Your proud adopted “auntie” and entrepreneurial Mom,


  59. Nikhil Bhat

    cannot wait for the book. Can we pre-order it?

  60. Ramon M. Gallart

    Congratulations Rammit! Almost can’t wait to read it!

    Greetings from Amposta, Catalonia!

  61. Keith Donegan

    Yep, looking forward to this…

  62. Congratulations! 🙂

    This is gonna be amazing! You SO deserve this. And we’re all looking forward to it.

  63. Fantastic Ramit I want to have your children. Your ever worshipping disciple and most dedicated stalker.

  64. I have only recently found this blog and I love everything I have read so far. It makes me laugh and I am really enjoying time spent here. I am really pleased to hear about your book deal! I am looking forward to it!!!

  65. Congratulations can’t wait to get my copy!

  66. Somehow, I stumbled upon your site — easy on the eyes, and very informative.

    I will have to check out all your archives.

    Congratulations on the book deal!

  67. Hi, Ramit,

    I just came across your site for the first time today, and I know you probably have a million things going on, but, if you do read this, I wondered what would be 3 top things you’d advise someone else wanting to write the same type of advice book. I have a lot inside my head that I blog about, off and on, but I don’t do anything w/it; and it’s time that changes.

  68. congrats ramit!

  69. AJ Cartwood

    Something interesting is happening to you, Ramit:

    Whilst your site is teaching what I call Money 101 (how to get to perhaps $1 mill. over your working life), you are now moving to Money 202 (how to get to $5 mill. +) … when you get there you will need Money 303 (how to KEEP your $5 mill +) which is MUCH harder than it sounds … good luck getting there and STAYING there!

    It’s what I write about on my blog …

    AJC –

  70. Sumathi Mahesh

    Congrats Ramit!

  71. Adam Bourg

    How about:

    Ramit’s guide to kicking ass!
    Ramit’s guide to making money!
    Get brains, Get rich!
    Get Rich Slowly
    Make money not excuses
    Let’s make money now!
    Smart, Easy money!
    Guide to building business
    Young Business
    Young finance
    Young Money

  72. accomplishing tangible assets.
    accomplishing entreprenuerships.

  73. YAY RAMIT!
    I wish you abundance in all things to come……

  74. her every cent counts

    Wow! That’s great news. I’ll join the others in saying “congrats!!!”

  75. Just wanted to be part of the masses congratulating you – I’m anxiously awaiting your book.

  76. Antonio

    Wepaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Don’t forget to share the wealth it will feel better!!!!

  77. Debt Free Hispanic

    Congrats, I hope to get signed for a book one day. -Debt Free Hispanic

  78. Yogesh Chabria

    Congratulations! Looking forward to reading it!

  79. Dennis Scott

    I see on Amazon that your book is available for pre-order and will be released on January 15th. I know some twenty/thirty-somethings who need it bad – they are clueless! They won’t listen to me Ramit because I’m 52 and old. I just don’t “get it”. Hopefully you can get through to them!

    It’s true that youth is wasted on the young! 😉

  80. msimonkey

    hey ramit,
    congrats on the book deal! ill put it on my to-do list!!!


  81. John OConnell

    Congratulations, Ramit, can’t wait to read it. I’ll keep an eye out for it and buy a copy as soon as it’s published.

  82. Balaji Santhanam

    Good Work Ramit,


    Expecting many more books from you.

  83. Ramit, very interested in reading your upcoming book! I find your blog thought provoking and valuable and I check your site several times a day!

  84. John Bano

    Thanks Ramit, it’s very interesting to read from your tips, experience and your upcoming books,.

  85. Connie Ervin

    Congratulations! I have enjoyed reading your emails and suggestions. It’s nice to see someone who goes out and makes things happen for himself, while trying to take others up with him.

  86. Mike LaPan

    Just pre-ordered the book. Awesome! Can’t wait to get it.

  87. Loads of thanks Ramit for taking out the so many nonsense, and returning in
    its place the very sense of investing good. I just can.t wait to order ur book.

  88. I got home from work yesterday afoenrotn and mowed the lawn and blew leaves before the rain came today. After I mowed my lawn, I went next door to my neighbors house and mowed his lawn and blew the leaves off his property. I slipped a pay it forward card under his door mat when I was finished. He came over and thanked me for what I’d done, and also asked me about pay it forward. I often do things for other people, but yesterday it felt a little different because it gave me the opportunity to tell him about paying it forward; also in hopes that it would have a chain reaction and many lives would be effected by such a positive and simple notion of paying it forward .