Dan Poynter is a pioneer in book writing, producing and promoting, and is considered the leading authority on book publishing. Since 1969, he has written and published more than 100 books including Writing Nonfiction, The Self-Publishing Manual, The Skydiver's Handbook, and The Expert Witness Handbook. Dan has also created more than 50 reports, nine audio CDs, four video programs, a dozen e-books, and more than 500 magazine articles.
He is an evangelist for books, an ombudsman for authors, an advocate for publishers, and the "godfather" to thousands of successfuly-published books. A Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), Dan is a frequent speaker and renowned book publishing consultant. Often described as "Mr. Publishing," Dan has shown publishers how to sell more books using some surprisingly simple marketing concepts. His New Book Model or "Simultaneous Publishing" is revolutionizing the book industry and information dissemination.
In addition, Dan is a well-known aviation speaker, a licensed pilot, and a skydiver with all the ratings, and a Master Parachute Rigger. He has served as Vice-President of the Publishers Marketing Association, President of the Parachute Industry Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Parachute Association, and President of the International Hang Gliding Commission.
As a caring and sharing publisher who has experienced every phase of the book publishing process, no one gives away more help, advice and expertise the Dan Poynter. He has shown and continues to show people how to make a difference while making a living coaching them on the writing, publishing and promoting of their books. He has literally turned thousands of people into successful authors.
Dan's mission is "to see that people do not die with a book inside them."