Meet Our Self Publishing Experts
(In No Particular Order)
Poynter of Para Publishing.com
Dan Poynter fell into publishing. He spent eight years
researching a labor of love. Realizing no publisher would be interested in a technical
treatise on the parachute, he went directly to a printer and "self- published." The orders
poured in and he suddenly found he was a publisher himself.
In 1973, he became interested
in a new aviation sport, couldn't find a book on the subject so he sat down and wrote one. After
four months of writing and intense research that took him from coast to coast, he delivered the
manuscript to the printer. So far, Hang Gliding has sold over 130,000 copies-a "best
Continuing to write, Dan has
produced more than 76 books and revisions so far, of which some have been translated into Spanish,
Japanese, Russian, British-English and German. Over the years, Dan has developed a system of
writing that makes it all so easy and fun. His books are loaded with facts and figures and contain
detailed inside information. They are always up-to-date because he revises them before going back
to press. Dan has sold millions of his books, including several best sellers, for ten of millions
of dollars in sales. Many of his books sell at the rate of 10-20,000 copies per year, every
For many years, Dan ran Para
Publishing all by himself. In fact, he was often billed as the world's largest one-person publishing
company. As a one-man show, an
author/publisher who handled all the writing, publishing and promotion, office management and
shipping himself, Dan is in the best position to advise a first time self-publishing author who is
on a limited budget. Today, Dan has staff, a number of products and services (books, reports,
tapes, disks, seminars, etc.) and a large suite of offices with a 360 view of the mountains and the
Dan has traveled to more than
40 countries and he has even skydived into the north pole. He has written several technical books
on parachutes and popular books on skydiving. When you have your own business and control your own
product, you can pursue your dreams.
Dan's work for publishing was
recognized by the Publishers Marketing Association when they gave him the Benjamin Franklin Award.
He was given the Irwin Award for the best electronic promotion campaign by the Book Publicists of
Southern California. He is a past vice-president of PMA.
Dan Poynter's seminars have
been featured on CNN, his books have been pictured in The Wall Street
Journal, and his story has been told
in U.S. News
& World Report. The media
comes to him because he is the leading authority on book marketing, promoting and
Dan was prompted to
Self-Publishing Manual because so
many publishers wanted to know his secret to selling so many books. Dan is one of the publishing
industry's most energetic, experienced and respected leaders. He lives in Santa
A 20-year Book and Internet Marketing
Coach, she works with small business people who want to make a difference in people's
lives, build their credibility and clients, and make a consistent life-long income. Author of
10 eBooks including "Write your eBook Fast," "How to Market your Business on the Internet,"
and "Create your Web Site With Marketing Pizzazz," she offers free help through her 2 monthly
ezines, The Book Coach Says...and Business Tip of the Month at http://www.bookcoaching.com/ and over 185 free articles.
Email her at mailto:Judy@bookcoaching.com
John Kremer is an expert on book publishing and
marketing. The owner of Open Horizons in Taos, New Mexico, he is the editor of the
Book Marketing Update newsletter.
John is the author of a number of books on publishing and
marketing, including 1001 Ways to Market Your Books: For Authors and Publishers and Celebrate
Today. He has also designed the Do-It-Yourself Book Publicity Kit and Book Publishing Reports on
His web sites include bookmarket.com, askjohnkremer.com, askthepublicist.com, askthebookeditor.com,
tenmillioneyeballs.com, promotingyourbooks.com, johnkremer.com, johnkremer.org, johnkremer.net,
selfpublishinghalloffame.com, and hottimescoolplaces.com.
Bill Quain, Ph.D.
19 books, and sold over 2 million copies, in 20 languages. He was inducted
into both the Independent Book Publishers Hall of Fame, and the
Self-Publishing Hall of Fame. Today, he shows other authors how to Write
Fast, Publish Cheap & Sell More! In fact, that is the title of
Bill’s award-winning program for Newbie Authors.
Bill Quain writes books for one reason – he wants the money. He knows that writing,
publishing and marketing are hard work, so he does “whatever it takes” to make it worth the
effort. Bill only works with other authors who share his passion for profits.
He has a unique background, and a wide range of life experiences Bill began to lose his
eyesight at the age of 14. Today, he is legally blind – unable to drive a car, read print, or
see the computer screen. Using adaptive equipment, and summoning up all his problem-solving
capabilities, he works through the obstacles to reach his goals. Despite his handicap, he earned
his Ph.D. and worked as an Executive Chef, Food & Beverage Director, and a consultant,
before becoming a college professor. After many years, he still teaches part time, but spends
most of his effort on his author-coaching business.
Among his many experiences, Bill was the founding chef for PBS television’s cooking show for
the blind and visually handicapped called, “Cooking without Looking.” In 2005, Oscar-Winning
Deaf actress Marlee Matlin invited Bill to work on an episode of ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home
Bill Quain lives in Ocean City, New Jersey, with his wife and daughters.
Lisa Tener is a writing coach and published author who serves on the faculty of the
Harvard Medical School continuing education course on writing and publishing books. She
specializes in how-to, self-help and memoir. Her clients include doctors, coaches,
holistic healers, consultants, speakers and visionaries.
has been interviewed on ABC World News with Peter Jennings and quoted in
Glamour, USA Weekend and
clients appeared on
The Oprah Winfrey Show,
The Montel Williams Show,
and many others.
assists you in all aspects of the process--from developing a book proposal, writing the book and
getting published to finding your creative voice and picking projects. Her courses
Time Mastery for Authors, Developing One's Platform, How to Write a Nonfiction or How-to
Book in 60 (or 120) Days, and
How to Decide what Publishing Method
or traditionally publish). Read more at