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Brian Morgan is a former business leader, and a national award-winning journalist, editor, publisher and author. He lives with his wife, Judy, and grandson, Thomas, on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, after living most of their lifetime in Sydney.
He has always declared his family to be his first and foremost interest, and has two children (with partners) and five grandchildren.
Brian received a private school education through high school before a range of tertiary studies. He has served as a teacher at TAFE colleges, teaching writing, publishing and related subjects. He has also been a small business seminar leader, and conducted workshops for and lectured to groups like the Fellowship of Australian Writers.
Brian was the founder of a number of businesses and institutions set up for charitable, educational and business purposes. He has had several successful careers, and has now embarked on another, as co-founder and Director of the PiPS Institute (Professional Independent Publishing Standards), established in 2015.
His first career was in business, where he chalked up a number of major achievements in national and multi-national companies. For example, he worked government ministers and industry leaders to initiate reform and restructure of the credit union movement in Australia, and helped a major multi-national business restructure its operations and take over a company that was bigger than itself.
As an employee or as a consultant, he has experience in many industries, including insurance, finance and banking, manufacturing, distribution, computer industry, printing, publishing, pastoral interests, advertising and marketing, service industries and the retail sector. He has considerable experience and expertise in event organisation and management.
His particular interest, however, has been small business and he set up a number of ventures over the years for himself and others. He founded businesses in many areas, including printing, publishing, event organization, marketing and consulting.
He also founded the Australian Institute for the Self-Employed to educate and train the self-employed and small business people through his writings. He wrote a Small Business Course that was studied by many business people around Australia.
However, writing was his first love and he gave up that successful career in business to learn the writing craft through journalism. His rise was rapid. He worked as journalist, sub-editor, editor, editor-in-chief, managing editor and general manager on a range of mastheads in the Fairfax and Courier newspaper groups, winning numerous state and national awards in the process.
He also worked as CEO and publisher on one regional and five national magazines and has served as contributing editor on an Australian literary journal. Three of his five magazines were national business magazines in Australia.
His writing has been highly acclaimed and translated for Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese audiences. He wrote a paper for the Australian Press Council Prize based on his experiences in journalism.
A literary agent in Chicago, Jane Jordan Browne, managed to present only one of Brian’s projects, The Legend of the Christmas Prayer, to publishers before her sad and untimely death. The Legend became a sell-out best-seller in America and Great Britain and was translated into Japanese, where it was also successful.
Despite this success, Brian has turned away from traditional publishing in favour of independent publishing and now has a range of books available on Smashwords and in other online stores.
Brian Morgan has also served his local community and business in a range of capacities, and past affiliations include: Associate of Australian Society of Accountants; Member of Institute of Affiliate Accountants; Member Accountants’ Professional Information Panel; Member Australian Institute of Management; Founder Australian Institute for the Self-Employed; Member Media and Entertainment and Arts Alliance and House Committee Chairman; Patron and life member of community organizations.