Feature Friday – Jeff Rivera

I am so excited to share with you about my friend Jeff Rivera! I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff in the past and he is just wonderful!! I can’t say enough good things about him!! He has a resume that would make most people green with envy!! He has written several books, designed and ran several campaigns with people like Mark Victor Hansen and Nicholas Sparks. He has even worked with Mark Cuban (yes, the Mav’s owner and Shark Tank guru).

Jeff is currently premiering his new book “Um… Mommy, I think I Flushed My Brother Down the Toilet” and let me tell you, it is AMAZING!! This is one of the funniest kids books I have read in a while!! My kids and I laughed and laughed while we read this. It is so imaginative and witty.

You can find a copy of this book and his other books on his website www.jeffrivera.com or his amazon page at http://www.amazon.com/Jeff-Rivera/e/B001IZT9ZS/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1357316869&sr=8-1

 

Here is his amazon.com biography:

Jeff Rivera is an author and inspirational media personality. He has appeared on national television, radio and print in such outlets as Forbes.com, The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, Right On! Magazine, Rotarian Magazine, TMZ, WABC, WNBC, WCBS, SITV, American Latino and NPR.

He also writes or has written for Entertainment Weekly, Mediabistro, GalleyCat, Publishing Perspectives, Digital Book World, Examiner, American Chronicle, School Library Journal and the Huffington Post and has been invited to speak and inspire groups all over the world from South Carolina to Nigeria. He has been on panel discussions for The Library Journal, Authors Guild, the Harlem Book Fair and many others.

He is known to have broken the news that Seth Godin was ditching traditional publishing which lead to mentions on hundreds of blogs and media outlets including The LA Times, Fast Company, and New York Observer. His news break that Jackie Collins would be self-publishing the US-version of her eBook lead to mentions in The Bookseller, The Guardian, USA Today and hundreds of other outlets.

His humble beginnings of living in American poverty on welfare and food stamps as the child of a single mother, to his days living in his car and final rise to becoming a published author, journalist and media personality have inspired many.

Rivera created a massive online following before the eBook revolution even existed.  He was able to land an agent and a book deal with Warner Books (now known as Grand Central Publishing) within 7 days.  He has used the knowledge he gained from this experience to help coach his clients on social media campaigns and has helped over 100 clients take the first step in landing an agent too.

 

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