Eric Otis Simmons


Eric Otis Simmons

Eric Otis Simmons, a Business graduate of Auburn University and former DI college athlete (basketball), spent over three decades in Sales/Sales Management with Fortune 500 employers IBM, AT&T, GE, MCI, and W.W. Grainger. During his international business travels, he closed sales of $500,000 (Paris), $1 million (Brussels), and $25 million (Hong Kong). He is CEO/Founder of ESE, Inc., a Website Development firm that builds websites for High School Student-Athletes, to help them “Get Noticed” by College Coaches, Authors, Poets and other individuals seeking to promote their Personal Brand. His self-published Memoir, “Not Far From The Tree” was his first book. In it, he takes the reader through his life’s journey and shares his newfound realization that his Mother, a single Black parent, instilled “seeds of knowledge” in him to serve as a foundation for personal growth and achievement. These invaluable “seeds” proved to be the cornerstone of his subsequent academic, athletic, and business success. In 2018, out of over 8,000,000 books sold worldwide on, “Not Far From The Tree” ranked in the “Top 1%” in sales 37 times and was in the “Top 10%” 146 times (source: Nielsen Bookscan data). Simmons second self-published book, "#HTSP - How to Self-Publish" which was released in October 2018, takes the reader through the steps and strategies Simmons used to successfully publish and market his Memoir. He and his wife Cynthia have been married 39 years, and are the proud parents of three adult children.

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Esetomes Box Set
Price: $7.18 $4.67 USD. (35% off until June 30!) Words: 72,050. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
eBook Box Set includes Eric Otis Simmons' best-selling Memoir (Not Far From The Tree) and its companion manuscript (#HTSP - How to Self-Publish) in which he shares how he successfully self-published his autobiography.
#HTSP - How to Self-Publish
Price: $3.49 $2.27 USD. (35% off until June 30!) Words: 13,750. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
#HTSP – How to Self-Publish is a concise 79 page “how to” book which can be used as a resource or “primer” by first-time self publishers and others interested in self publishing. Simmons shares the methodology he used for his successful Autobiography, "Not Far From The Tree" that, in its first year, ranked in the “Top 1%” in sales on 25 times and in the “Top 10%” 104 times!
Not Far From The Tree
Price: $4.79 $3.11 USD. (35% off until June 30!) Words: 58,300. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Inspired by “seeds of knowledge” implanted in him by his Mother, a single Black parent, Eric Otis Simmons went on to accomplish some incredible things in life - despite seemingly impossible odds. In his Memoir, Simmons masterfully tells how these “seeds” proved to be the cornerstone behind his subsequent academic, athletic, and business success with some of America’s largest Corporations.

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