Episode 24: Rick Frishman – Publishing and Author101 – What You Need to Know If you Want to Succeed

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The business of being an author matters almost even more than the books do. Once you have a book or an idea for a book, what do you need to do to get it published? I was fortunate and made connections to to the right people to get my book, What Would a Wise Woman Do? Questions to Ask Along the Way published. I learned from some of the best on how to keep my book selling and ranking and winning awards. But what if you don’t know those people?

Well now you do. My guest. mentor, publisher and friend is the Publisher of Morgan James Publishing and THE top PR guy for the industry for over 38 years. An 18 time bestselling author himself, we talk about the different types of publishing, what you need to do before, during and after publishing happens for you and share how you can get a free ticket to the top author event in the U.S.

Rick Frishman photo Rick Frishman is Publisher at Morgan James Publishing in New York and founder of Planned Television Arts (now called Media Connect), and has been one of the leading book publicists in America for over 38 years.

Rick works with many of the top book editors, literary agents, and publishers in America, including Simon and Schuster, Harper Collins and Random House.

He has worked with bestselling authors such as Mitch Albom, Bill Moyers, Stephen King, Caroline Kennedy, Howard Stern, President Jimmy Carter, Sophia Loren, Smokey Robinson, Nelson DeMille, Barbara Bush, Salmon Rushdie, John Grisham, Yogi Berra, Henry Kissinger, Jack Canfield, Alan Dershowitz, Arnold Palmer, Jackie Collins, Whoopi Goldberg, Gov. Mario Cuomo, and Senator John Glenn.

Morgan James Publishing publishes fiction and nonfiction books and by authors with a platform who believe in giving back. Morgan James gives a portion of every book sold to Habitat for Humanity.

Rick has also appeared on hundreds of radio shows and more than a dozen TV shows nationwide, including Oprah, Fox News and Bloomberg TV. He has also been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Selling Power Magazine, New York Post, and scores of other publications.

He has appeared on stage with notables such as Sir Richard Branson, The Dalai Lama, T. Harv Eker, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Tony Hsieh, David Bach, Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar and Brendon Burchard.

Rick is the co-author of eighteen books, including national bestsellers “Guerrilla Publicity”, “Where’s Your Wow”, “Guerrilla Marketing for Writers”, “The Expert Success Solution”, “250 Rules of Business, “Networking Magic-Second Edition”.and Author 101- The Insiders Guide to Publishing.  Rick’s 18th book “Mistakes Authors Make: Essential Steps for Achieving Success as an Author” (with Bret Ridgeway and Bryan Hane) will be published in May 2015.

Rick has a BFA in acting and directing and a BS in communications from Ithaca College. He is a sought-after lecturer on publishing and public relations and a member of PRSA and the National Speakers Association.

Rick and his wife Robbi live in Long Island, New York with their two Havanese puppies, Cody and Cooper. They have three children: Adam, Rachel, and Stephanie.


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