Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book reaches No 1 on best-seller lists

26 Mar 2013

Facebook's chief operating officer and author of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead Sheryl Sandberg at the 2013 World Economic Forum in January 2013. Photo via Wikimedia Commons

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, has reached the No 1 spot on two influential best-seller lists, after having only been released on 11 March.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead hit the No 1 spot on the New York Times best-seller list for hardcover non-fiction for the first time this week, as well as for combined print and e-book non-fiction.

The book is also currently No 1 on Amazon.com in Books, but it has been on Amazon’s top 100 lists of all books for 33 days now.

So what’s all the fuss about? The description of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead states “Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, common sense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential.”

AllThingsD has reported that sales of the book have been widespread, but big purchases by companies such as Cisco, which are encouraging employees to read it, are helping sales, as well.

Lean In book cover

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Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic