Tony Robinson OBE is an award winning author and speaker who specialises in writing about enterprise.
Tony is the Co-Founder of the Enterprise Rockers , a massive global, self help community of micro enterprise owners. He received the OBE for services to small firms and training in 2001 and the IAB Lifetime Achievement Award for Enterprise in 2012.
Tony has written seven books to date, both fiction and non fiction. His latest book co-written with his writing and business partner, for over 25 years, Clare Francis is 'Stripping for Freedom'. This book has been fully updated as a new e-book with helpful, free links, and is entitled 'Freedom from Bosses Forever'.
'Stripping for Freedom'/'Freedom from Bosses Forever' combines fiction and non-fiction. It has bags of humour and some biting satire through its fictional investigation into the excess of fat cats and politicians. Yet it is also a great 'how to guide' exposing exactly what 'bare essentials' are needed of skills and know how, in order to successfully start your own business and be your own boss.
The mythical, and very reclusive, author credited with writing 'Stripping for Freedom', now in its second edition, is Leonora Soculitherz (So-cool-it-hurts). Soculitherz (known by a single name like Madonna, Rihanna, Beyonce and Batman) is a Canadian fashionista and investigative journalist and has her own devoted following on Twitter, MySpace and YouTube.
'Freedom from Bosses Forever' and 'Stripping for Freedom' are written as a tribute to the brilliant and humorous writing of the late, Miles Kington and the genius of PG Wodehouse.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is 'Freedom from Bosses Forever' and it is the book I'm most satisfied with and has the most fabulous reviews. It is third time lucky with this book really as it started off as a book called 'Stripping for Freedom' which I've improved and updated twice to get this ebook - 'Freedom from Bosses Forever'. It has been called the 'funniest and best business book' and 'full of absolute business truths'. But I'm just pleased that by writing it as a funny story people are reading it from beginning to end and benefiting from all the proven and practical 'Be Your Own Boss' tips.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have written and will continue to write books for major publishers but I know that many are not adventurous. A humorous and satirical business book written from the point of view of a mythical, female, investigative and fashion journalist isn't what any publishers i know would go for. Now it's selling really well they might. It was a case of do it yourself or forget the project and I wanted to write a useful 'Be Your Own Boss' guide for people that wouldn't normally read a business book. 'Freedom from Bosses Forever' is unique and I'm proud that I decided to do it as an indie.