If you've lived in Silicon Valley for more than a few months you've heard Steve Blank speak at least once. Whether at the Stanford BASES Lecture Series which he runs or a random Palo Alto meetup, Steve Blank is a staple of the Valley's startup community. He has been part of 8-venture backed startups, four of which went public. He also penned the book "The Four Steps to the Epiphany" which is the blueprint for rapid iteration, customer feedback, and making sure you have identified the customer base and product market fit before you do anything else.
Well he's back with a new book called The Startup Owner's Manual. The book is a "step-by-step, near-encyclopedic reference manual or "how to" for building a successful, scalable startup." It also features 500 pages of step-by-step guide of what to do in the first week/month/year, how to get traffic to your site, and who your first customers should be. The book is slated to release in March but you can pre-order the book now via Amazon. Steve also tweeted out with the picture below saying the book is already in print. Hopefully we can get Steve to the Startup Grind to tell us all about it.