Gordon Burgett's Biography


Gordon Burgett currently speaks nationwide about three topics, “How to Publish Your Own Book in 30 Days or Less,” “Niche Publishing,” and “How to Plan a Great Second Life,” offering keynotes, break-out sessions, and workshops at conventions, retreats, and colleges or universities.

In 2010, Gordon published How to Get Your Book Published Free in Minutes and Marketed Worldwide in Days.

Two years earlier Burgett’s Niche Publishing: Publishing Profitably Every Time! was updated and republished. In 2007, three of Gordon's books were also revised, updated, and reprinted. These were How to Plan a Great Second Life, the Travel Writer's Guide, and Sell and Resell Your Magazine Articles.

Burgett has published 1,700+ articles and 39 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), Standard Marketing Procedures for Dentists, The Travel Writer’s Guide, How to Sell More Than 75% of Your Freelance Writing, The Writer’s Guide to Query and Cover Letters, Standard Marketing Procedures for All Dentists (with Reece Franklin), 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 five 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, and Finding Middle Ground in K-12 Education: Balancing Best Practices and the Law.

Burgett earned four academic degrees: B.A., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (Latin American Studies), M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison (Luso-Brazilian Studies), M.F.T., Thunderbird Graduate School (Foreign Trade), and an M.A., Northern Illinois University (History). He was twice a university dean, taught history, created a city recreation program in Illinois, directed CARE (and Peace Corps) programs in Colombia and Ecuador (including the Land Directorship of the HOPE ship medical/dental program in Guayaquil), twice studied in Brazil, played professional baseball, and led a gold hunt up the Paushi Yaco (Upper Amazon) River in Ecuador.

He survived to write newsletters, articles, and books.



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