Surviving ISO 9001The sales of my book Surviving ISO 9001:2015 – What Went So Wrong With the World’s Foremost Quality Management Standard, and How to Implement It Anyway have been great, but I can’t continue to deny the vast Amazon audience my brilliance. So the book will be distributed via Amazon and other major online outlets shortly, and should include a hardcopy edition. For now, the book is only available as an e-book.

This means, however, that there will be a price hike. We estimate a printed edition will top 600 or 650 pages, making it one of the largest books on ISO 9001 ever written, and it has to be priced accordingly. We’ve also been using Jack West’s ISO 9001 books as a pricing indicator, and his 250-page (ish) book is running at $100, so that is likely to be the target price point, even if you’re getting three times the content. Plus I’m a generally better person than Jack, so my stuff is worth more. Or so my mom says.

But if you want to save a few bucks and order it now, the e-book is still available directly from Oxebridge through our sister website The current price is $75 US, so you will be saving at $25, which you can use to buy a new puppy for your daughter. If you miss this chance, don’t blame me when your little girl grows up hating you, you heartless wretch.

The book is a one-of-a-kind look into the backroom deals that occurred during the development of ISO 9001:2015, including the controversial “risk based thinking” that is seeing the automotive and aerospace industries begin their complete abandonment of ISO 9001. It includes a detailed look at how risk was injected into ISO standards, how ISO itself makes money by ensuring its standards are huge, complicated messes, and who benefited the most from the process. Then, the book assumes you have to implement ISO 9001 no matter what, and provides real-world, proven methods for implementing its requirements, clause-by-clause. Finally, the book puts the entire implementation program into a logical sequence, rather than by clause numbers, to maximize your efficiency. It’s written for both manufacturing companies and service organizations.

One caveat: the book comes with an adult language warning because, you know, it’s an Oxebridge publication. Second caveat: if you really like Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling, or your name is Stefan Tangen, this is probably not the book for you.

So hurry up, folks and grab it now before the next price hike! Click here to read sample chapters, reader’s actual reviews, and buy your copy at the $75 price while it lasts.


    About Christopher Paris

    Christopher Paris is the founder and VP Operations of Oxebridge. He has over 25 years' experience implementing ISO 9001 and AS9100 systems, and is a vocal advocate for the development and use of standards from the point of view of actual users. He is the author of Surviving ISO 9001:2015. He reviews wines for the irreverent wine blog, Winepisser.