GORDON BURGETT's BIOGRAPHY
Gordon Burgett currently speaks nationwide at conventions, retreats, associations, and colleges or universities offering keynotes, break-out sessions, and workshops about three topics, “How to Publish Your Own Book in 30 Days or Less,” “Niche Publishing,” and “How to Sell 75% of Almost Everything You Write.”
Gordon’s most recently published book is How to Get Your Book Published Free in Minutes and Marketed Worldwide in Days.
Recently Burgett updated and republished Niche Publishing: Publishing Profitably Every Time!, How to Plan a Great Second Life, and the Travel Writer's Guide. He also published Sell and Resell Your Magazine Article through Writer’s Digest Books.
Burgett has published 1,700+ articles and 46 books, plus offered over 2,000 professional paid presentations. During that time he has appeared extensively on radio and TV, as a guest author and a publishing specialist. Burgett is a long-standing member of the National Speakers Association, the American Society of Authors and Journalists, and the Independent Book Publishers Association. His books include Niche Marketing for Writers, Speakers, and Entrepreneurs; Self-Publishing to Tightly-Targeted Markets; Empire-Building by Writing and Speaking; Speaking for Money (with Mike Frank), Sell and Resell Your Magazine Articles; Treasure and Scavenger Hunts; Life After Dentistry (with Dr. Jay Hislop); The Travel Writer’s Guide; How to Sell More Than 75% of Your Freelance Writing; The Writer’s Guide to Query and Cover Letters, Ten Sales from One Article Idea, and The Query Book.
Four of Burgett’s books have been Writer’s Digest Book Club top choices: Sell and Resell Your Magazine Articles, Travel Writer’s Guide, Writer’s Guide to Query and Cover Letters, and How to Sell More Than 75% of Your Freelance Writing.
Gordon has owned and directed a publishing company, Communication Unlimited, since 1982. It originally specialized in (and continues to offer) books, reports, and audio CDs about writing, empire-building, and niche publishing. For five years C.U. published dental and medical books. For the past seven years its education imprint has published key education books for superintendents, principals, and K-12 teachers, including What Every Superintendent and Principal Needs to Know; Teachers Change Lives 24/7; The Perfect School; Finding Middle Ground in K-12 Education: Balancing Best Practices and the Law; The Kid in Purple Pants: Structured Approaches to Educating Underprivileged Students; The Art of School Boarding: What Every School Board Member Needs to Know, and What Every School Principal Needs to Know.
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Burgett earned four academic degrees: B.A.,