GORDON BURGETT's BIOGRAPHY
currently speaks nationwide about niche
marketing and niche publishing,
offering keynotes, break-out sessions, and workshops mostly at conventions or
to associations. His most recent book (January, 2008) was Niche
Publishing: Publishing Profitably Every Time! (See http://www.nichepublishing.org). He
also speaks 20+ times a year at colleges and universities, mostly in
Burgett has also published 1,700+ articles and offered over 2,000 professional spoken presentations, mostly to associations and conventions and through university extension programs. 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 Publishers Marketing Association; has just released his newest book, Niche Publishing; has produced 26 audio CD and cassette programs, and has written 36 published books, including Niche Marketing for Writers, Speakers, and Entrepreneurs, Publishing to Niche Markets, 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.
In 2007, three of Gordon's books were revised, updated, and reprinted. These include How to Plan a Great Second Life, the Travel Writer's Guide, and Sell and Resell Your Magazine Articles. His first novel also saw life late in that year: Lian McAndrews and the Perfect Human World.
Four of Burgett’s books have been Writer’s Digest Book Club top choices: Sell and Resell Your Magazine Articles, The Travel Writer’s Guide, The 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 1981. It originally specialized in (and continues to offer) books, reports, and cassettes about writing, empire-building, and niche publishing. In 1995, his company merged with Marsha Freeman’s Team Systems and created Dental Communication Unlimited and Medical Communication Unlimited, to begin a series of standard operating procedures manuals (and other, related office operations products) for health care professionals. In 2007, Gordon sold Dental Communication Unlimited to Marsha. (See www.sops.com.)
Burgett earned four academic degrees: B.A.,
To much kidding from his local friends, an article and two photos about Gordon appeared in the Pulitzer Santa Maria Times on April 24, 2004.