Saturday, April 30, 2016

'Rich Dad' Author on How to Sell 26 Million Books

By Steve Harrison

A while back, Robert Kiyosaki, one of my most successful and famous clients, invited me to dinner at a time when we both happened to be in New York City.

You may know Robert as the co-author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, a personal finance book which at the time had already sold over 26 million copies and been on the New York Times Best Seller List for almost seven years.

But while he's famous today, back in 1997 when we first began working together, no one knew who Robert Kiyosaki was.

In fact, Rich Dad Poor Dad was turned down by many publishers, literary agents and distributors who advised dropping the idea because they felt it would never sell.

After getting all these rejections, Robert and his wife Kim felt they had no choice but to publish the book themselves.

Once Rich Dad Poor Dad was published, they needed to get the word out about it, so they began working with us and advertising in our Radio-TV Interview Report (RTIR) magazine, which helped them get the publicity that put them on their way to the New York Times Best Seller List.

In any event, so much for 1997 ... let's go back to dinner in New York. I was in town because I was running a conference.... Robert kindly asked, "Would you like me to come and share a few words with your seminar attendees?"

It was a very generous offer. This is a guy who rarely talks about his path to publishing success. He's so busy he routinely turns down many big-fee speaking engagements and here he was willing to come to speak at my event at no charge! Boy, was I flattered!

True to his word, the next morning Robert came to the conference and along with Kim, shared some thoughts on what it takes to succeed as an author and entrepreneur. People were blown away by this surprise and they even got a standing ovation.

See this 15-minute video of Kim & Robert Kiyosaki sharing tips for authors

On the video, you'll discover why Robert doesn't refer to himself as an author, how he got his book into bookstores around the country, what it really takes to become a bestselling author and more.


All the best,

Steve Harrison

 PS -- When you go to the web page to watch the 15-minute video of Robert and Kim Kiyosaki, please be patient if it loads slowly.  A lot of people will be trying to view it at once. Again, to see the video go here now:

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