Dan Poynter is a pioneer in book writing, producing and promoting. His New Book Model or “Simultaneous Publishing” is revolutionizing the book industry and information dissemination.
He is a frequent speaker, successful publisher and renowned book publishing consultant, who has a unique, pioneering approach to marketing books—which he so generously shares.
Since 1969, Dan Poynter has written and published more than 100 books including Writing Nonfiction, The Self-Publishing Manual, The Skydiver's Handbook and The Expert Witness Handbook. He has also created more than 50 reports, nine audio CDs, four video programs, a dozen eBooks and more than 500 magazine articles. He is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).
Dan is an author and he is a publisher who has experienced every phase of the book publishing process. He has sold his manuscripts to other publishers, he has published other authors, he has published his own books and his books have been translated and published in seven other countries.
Dan does not just work in the book publishing business, he studies the book publishing business. He doesn't just talk about book promotion, he teaches book promotion.
He is an evangelist for books, an ombudsman for authors, an advocate for publishers and the godfather to thousands of successfully-published books.
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 Dan because he is the leading authority on book publishing.
A well-known aviation speaker, Dan is a licensed pilot, a skydiver with all the ratings and a Master Parachute Rigger.
He has served as vice-president of the Publishers Marketing Association as well as president of the Parachute Industry Association, chairman of the board of the US Parachute Association and president of the international hang gliding commis¬sion.
Often described as “Mr. Publishing,” Dan Poynter shows publishers how to sell more books using some surprisingly simple marketing concepts. No one gives away more help, advice and expertise than Dan Poynter. He is a caring, sharing publisher who is dedicated to putting more than just something back into the system.
Dan shows people how to make a difference while making a living by coaching them on the writing, publishing and promoting of their book. He has turned thousands of people into successful authors.
His mission is to see that people do not die with a book still inside them.
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Parachuting: The Skydiver’s Handbook
Skydiving! It’s not just falling but the thrill of the unencumbered horizontal flight. Sport parachuting today is not rough and tumble. New equipment and the latest training techniques let you advance quickly to graceful freefall, swift and controlled canopy flight, and smooth and easy tip-toe landings. This all-new, revised edition covers every phase of skydiving from beginning to advanced.
Tailwinds: Adventures of a Young Aviator
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Rusty Martin is born to an aviation family and grows up in Casselberry, Florida, in the 1930s. He is an entrepreneur and a self-starter who loves to fly. Rusty is 12 at the outbreak of WW-II. Flying takes the young man to many fascinating events of the time.
Writing Your Book: Cashing in on publishing faster, easier, and cheaper
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Write Today—Earn Tomorrow
New equipment and new techniques make writing a book faster, easier and cheaper.
You will discover:
• What fiction and nonfiction subjects are in demand.
• How large is your potential reading market
• Where to find the information for your book
• How and where to sell your book online
This book provides the shortcut to becoming a published author.
Is There a Book Fair in Your Future?
You can learn more about the book industry, marketing, and current trends in two days at a book fair—if you are prepared—than you could in a year of school.
You will discover:
• The book fairs best for your books
• Types of displays: build, buy, or rent?
• Setting objectives for maximum results
• And much more!
Books: Tips, Stories, & Advice on Writing, Publishing, & Promoting
Scores of successful published authors reveal the inside secrets to their achievement.
You will discover
•38 Tips on how to write
•11 Tips on why you should write
•4 Tips on why your project should be a book
•21 Tips on what to write
•7 Tips on doing research
•9 Tips for building your book
•3 Tips on Copyright
•10 Tips for finding the right agent or publisher
•6 Tips on book promo
KDP Select™: Navigating Kindle’s Freebie Day
You will Discover:
• The step-by-step details on how KDP Select-Free works.
• How to set up your ebook for the Freebie Days.
• Promotion. Where to send announcements. A valuable, long list.
• Tracking your downloads and sales.
• Responding to emails from your new readers/friends.
• Detailed steps and advice. No generalities.
The Expert Witness Handbook
Tips and Techniques for the Litigation Consultant: Advice • Explanations • Guidelines • Checklists • Examples • Resources
Air Travel Handbook
This 144-page book would cost a lot more in printed form.
Become a Savvy Air Traveler
Flying is more enjoyable when you know what goes on behind the scenes.
You can be taken to the front of the line and be treated like a celebrity passenger.
Read the fascinating behind-the-scenes details of how the airline industry works.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 1
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Universally acknowledged as the bible for self-publishers, this guide incorporates the latest information on the process in a new edition. Twelve chapters answer common questions and provide practical guidance on writing, design, copyrighting, printing, promotion, publicity, sales, and distribution, with one chapter devoted to technology. An appendix lists useful resources.
The Older Cat: Recognizing Decline & Extending Life
When Your Cat Slows Down
Sooner or later, every cat will die but you can improve both its quality and quantity of life. If you recognize decline early enough, your cat will live longer. This book will explain the choices you will face as your cat winds down.
You will discover how to
-Determine the real age of your cat
-Recognize the early signs of decline
-Slow the aging process
An excellent inspirational resource for nonfiction writers from Dan Poynter. Each page hits the nonfiction writer right in the thought process with a tip, an explanation, an illustrative story and a writing quotation.
Writing Nonfiction: Turning Thoughts into Books
Dan Poynter's definitive guide to writing non-fiction. How to pick your topic, break it down, do research, writing tricks & tips, evaluate your publishing options and get into print faster, easier and cheaper. Preparing your manuscript for an agent, publisher or printer. Sixth revised edition, May 13, 2014.
The Self-Publishing Manual, Volume 2
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Book publishing is changing: this book describes how to take advantage of those changes. This Volume II is the sequel to The Self-Publishing Manual (Volume I), the most successful book ever written on the subject. This manual describes how to use new techniques to write your book even faster, use new technology to publish it for less, and how to use social media for promotion.
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