Folks have been saying nice things for a long time (it just happens if you live long enough!) but, other than a few I clipped and put on my fliers, I have just thanked them and that was that. With one exception: I kept and shared a few that I received about my books.
Alas, my publishing and speaking colleagues have regularly scolded me for not putting them on a webpage, in part to honor those people kind enough to e-mail their thoughts. So that's what has provoked this page. (If I thought the writer was just buttering me up with kindness for some other purpose, well-meaning or dastardly, their words aren't here!) Incidentally, the words that are here are used with the writer's permission.
¿ I looked you up on the Internet, signed up for your newsletter, read your articles, and said, “This guy is really giving out the goods!” For me it is concrete information that I can run with, so I was glad to be able to get your Niche Publishing book. Your presentation and material are concise, Gordon, and I appreciate that.
¿ “I've been reading and profiting from your stuff for decades. Your cover article in the April PMA Independent (about niche publishing) is yet another example of your unmatched ability to present useful, practical ideas in a concise and entertaining fashion.”
Bob Bly, author of The Copyrighter’s Handbook
¿ ”People buy nonfiction books to learn something or to solve a problem. In Niche Publishing, you will discover how to help more readers and sell more books by focusing your message.”
Dan Poynter, author of The Self-Publishing Manual
¿ “Read Niche Publishing if you want to fill a niche with a best selling book.”
John Kremer, author, 1001 Ways to Market Your Books
¿ “If you’re planning to publish, STOP what you are doing now—read this book first!’
Reece Franklin, author of Consultant’s Guide to Publicity
¿ “This book sets the table for those who want to feast on the lucrative niche publishing market.”
Kent Sturgis, president (2004-6) of the Independent Book Publisher’s Association
¿ “Savvy advice on a smart way to publish.”
Judith Appelbaum, author of How to Get Happily Published
¿ Wonderful framework for thinking about how and what to publish. I am an editor who works in professional publishing. Niche Publishing will show you, step by step, how to brainstorm, evaluate, create and execute more successful single titles, series, and lists. This is a terrific and useful book.
¿ Well done! As a publishing professional involved in publishing Jewish books, Niche Publishing is a virtual tome of useful information. It is hard to believe this is a work of just under 200 pages! Everything is well explained. (Gordon) helps you understand what to look for in your market. Analyze who they are. And ultimately, see how to create and market products geared specifically for them.
Rabbi Yisroel Bernath, Jewish World Publishing
¿ Here's the book that shows you how to focus and concentrate all your efforts on (your niche market): how to determine the needs, produce the goods and sell the product (at a profit). What I personally enjoyed the most was the thorough case study at the end (it's over 40 pages long)--of the whole process done on one of the books he worked on. Packed with practical information, Niche Publishing is a book for that would-be author who's almost lost hope for his "baby" to ever come to birth. The "labor" is hard, but the result is well worth it. If you're in that niche that needs a book like this, get it. It's packed with what you need to know.
¿ In Niche Publishing: Publish Profitably Every Time! Gordon Burgett presents straight talk to writers about how to target a specialty market for your book and how to sell to that market. This book is valuable for saving promotional money and time. Gordon Burgett also compares and contrasts the information in his book to that of other best-sellers and he gives references for further research. He is an authority on writing and publishing, having written 35 published books. He (also) owns two niche publishing companies.
Kathy Noltze, author of Flanders: Bits of Belgium
¿ We now live in the age of desk top publishing and Print-on-Demand presses where anyone with a manuscript and some cash can get published. But getting published profitably is quite another matter. That takes planning, preparation, and perseverance. It also takes a 'how to' manual like successful author-turned-publisher Gordon Burgett's Niche Publishing: Publish Profitably Every Time. (This book) should be considered essential reading and a core addition to the Writing/Publishing reference shelf of any author or novice publisher aspiring to be published profitably and with a minimum of risk.
James A. Cox, Library Bookwatch
Thanks for the tremendously enjoyable ("How to Sell 75% of Your Freelance Writing") four-hour seminar. You are very thorough in your presentation, the information was more than I expected to receive, and very helpful.
Melinda Hamm attended the SFSU program
Gordon, thank you for the Travel Writer's Guide.
even begin to tell you how much I learned from your text. So many of the ideas
you provide have assisted me well beyond travel writing. I've sold several
non-travel articles because of things I learned in your book.
Gregory A. Kompes.
Hello Gordon! I recently contacted you to request a copy of your booklet on How to Plan a Great Second Life. Awesome work! And I have also recently acquired your book by the same name. Thanks, Gordon! ... Your work is … inspiring, a true gift to the world!