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Jan 28, 2019

Take Control of Slack

Master Slack for work and fun!

The Slack group messaging system has become an integral part of work life (and even social life) for millions of people. It’s a feature of the modern business landscape, but how can you make the best use of this powerful, 21st-century tool to both get your job done and have fun? In this book, Glenn Fleishman addresses every major type of Slack user:

  • New user: If you’re interested in or tempted by Slack but have never used it, this book will help you get up to speed quickly.
  • Experienced user: If you use Slack already and want to get more out of it, this book will guide you to more efficient and more sophisticated use and control.
  • Reluctant user: If Slack is a requirement for your workplace, nonprofit group, or other organization, this book will help you overcome frustration and confusion.

Slack can make your work life better. This book helps you master Slack! It shows you things you’ll never learn by reading the online documentation or simply poking around, based on Glenn’s years of experience in multiple Slack teams.

Want to distribute this book to your entire Slack team—whether that’s 5 people or 500? Click Bulk Discounts below for discounts starting at 50% off.

Among the many questions this book answers are:

  • How do I get started using Slack, including creating my first workspace?
  • How can I manage the number (and manner) of notifications I get on my desktop and on my mobile devices?
  • Is there any way to edit the message I just posted so I can fix a mistake?
  • How do I find other channels in my Slack workspace—or make new ones?
  • How do I make audio or video calls in Slack, or use screen sharing?
  • What are the differences between direct messages and public messages in Slack?
  • How much privacy can I expect in Slack from coworkers, bosses, owners, and Slack itself?
  • How much can I do in Slack for free? What features make sense to pay for?
  • How do people find and enter emoji in messages?
  • What does it mean when names in the sidebar are bold or italic?
  • What do the numbers next to channel or conversation names indicate?
  • What exactly is Slackbot, and why is it talking to me?
  • How do I perform advanced searches to find what I need?
  • How do I find and install Slack apps?

Take Control of Slack replaces two previous titles: Take Control of Slack Basics and Take Control of Slack Admin. Although this new book borrows some elements from its predecessors, it’s a brand-new, completely rethought guide that’s up to date with the latest versions of Slack (right down to its brand-new icon!).

Bulk Discounts

Discount Schedule

Want to provide a copy of Take Control of Slack to everyone in your organization? We offer bulk purchase discounts according to the following schedule (you will enter the exact number of copies to purchase in the cart; make sure to click the Update Quantity button afterward):

You can buy just the number of copies of Take Control of Slack you need now and place additional orders later if needed.

What You’ll Get

After finalizing your order, you’ll download a Zip archive containing a copy of the book in PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket formats, suitable for distribution within your organization. You may upload the files to your Slack team, place them on a central file server, or distribute in whatever other way makes sense for your situation as long as they are restricted to members of your organization.

Bulk Purchase Questions?

If you have any questions about how the bulk purchase process works, ways in which you can distribute the books, or anything else associated with bulk purchases, please contact publisher Joe Kissell.

The Author

Glenn Fleishman is a veteran technology writer who has contributed to dozens of publications across his career, including Macworld, the New York Times, Wired, the Atlantic, and the Economist. He has also written dozens of editions of books in the Take Control series. Glenn lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.