I spent 20 years in the printing and publishing industry prior to 1985. Then after tackling entrepreneurship, I became motivated to write my first book in 2000 so that I’d be eligible to speak at an expo in Sacramento.
The first book, Mixing it Up! The Entrepreneur’s New Testament took me five months to write. I wanted to be a speaker at an Entrepreneur’s Expo and wouldn’t have disappointed the event organizer so I had to get it done. It was a great experience to see how quickly I could get through the process.
The second, Making a List and Checking it Twice, only took three weeks. Again, I had a speaking engagement so I discovered I work well under pressure.
Next I wrote a children’s story, The Adventures of Master Pineapple, or it wrote itself through a dream I had. It’s about children who have cancer and escape the cancer treatment center and the adventure they experience leads them through curing their cancer. All proceeds are dedicated to a cancer resource service.
My fourth book, Just Over Broke Syndrome, took three-and-a-half years to research. Believe me, it’ll be my last research work. That was very difficult with my personality.
My fifth book is a business book, Strategy Outweighs Scarcity and is dedicated to all those companies who don’t exercise their options to formulate strategic plans to keep their companies profitable.
Create Your Own Reality – The Ancient Wisdom is my sixth book and was inspired by my brother’s ten year battle with terminal illnesses as well as the many critical circumstances I faced for the majority of my life.
My most recent release, Be Your Own Boss Guide is dedicated to help those who are facing layoffs and are inspired to discover the entrepreneurial spirit.
I started teaching other authors how to retain 75% of the sales price and learn how to market their books to achieve a full time income. Most authors hire an agent who takes 10% of their total income. The agent’s job is to find a publisher who will take 50% of their income. And it’s completely up to the author to arrange their own publicity and arrange all of their media exposure. When they get their book into a retail store or on an online store, that establishment expects 50% of their income, often leaving the author in the whole for all of their expenses.
So you might ask, why bother?
That’s what I wondered until I finally figured out that I could get Amazon to pay me $20 for my $25 book and after printing, I retain 75% of the sales price.
My friend who invited me to be on Oprah’s show in 1991 has sold over 400,000 books and has made 35 cents per book. I have made more on my first book in only nine years selling less than 10,000 books that she has. I view that as a travesty for her, but no matter how much I try to convince her that there is a better way, she’s stuck on having that publisher.
The difference for her would have been $6 million rather than $140,000 in her income.
What would you prefer doing?
This program will guide you through each and ever step and help you realize your optimum potential as an author.