Ron Celano


Now retired from a major American auto company, Ron Celano has gone on to be a successful artist and writer. He has written several instruction books. They include subjects such as guitar instruction, colored pencil art, golf instruction and was one of the first to develop software for golf club and grip fitting (including manuals). His books are based on his hobbies and interests over a lifetime of learning. He is often quoted as saying "Learn about it, write about it, publish it."

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
It was something I always wanted to do, but did not have time when I was working. When I retired, it took up hobbies like art, music and golf. Each one had a learning process. After buying several books and watching many videos, I thought I could do a better job. That was the beginning of becoming an indie author.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
The support is outstanding including tons of reference material.
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Where to find Ron Celano online

Where to buy in print


Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,000. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Democracy
Your freedom to make choices is arguably one of the most important subjects to emerge early in the 21st century.
Golf: A Beginners Guide and Reference
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,540. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
A guide and reference for anyone that wants to take up the game of golf or is in a position to mentor a new player or is an experienced player who wants to contribute to making the game more fun for others.
Triangulate Your Golf Swing - Second Edition
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,080. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Reference
Second Edition - How many ways are there to swing a golf club? Golf magazine writers and TV commentators certainly don't have a shortage of golf swings to analyze. So, I suppose we will never know the answer. This all creates a certain amount of confusion for the average golfer who is trying to improve their swing.
Create Realistic Portraits with Colored Pencils
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 18,420. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
With just average drawing skills you can learn how to create realistic portraits with colored pencils. Fully illustrated in color, this book will show you how. Starting with required materials and continuing with subjects such as how to compose and make your sketch, simple pencil drawing techniques, what colors you should have and how to use them to get realistic skin tones, values and contrast.

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Smashwords book reviews by Ron Celano

  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on Nov. 22, 2011

    Publishing my third book ("Create Realistic Portraits with Colored Pencil") on Smashwords. I used other publishing services for my other books, but this site is the easiest and most complete to date. I enjoyed this book on marketing and will use many of the suggestions.