Joel M. Kauffman, PhD, top selling Infinity author of: Malignant Medical Myths: Why Medical Treatment Causes 200,000 Deaths in the USA Each Year
"My book has been available through Infinity Publishing for over five years. The subject matter remains current because the research upon which it rests has changed very little. Write a thorough, factual, accurate book and it can sell itself. In preparing the manuscript, I involved many people knowledgeable in the various subjects and on publication of MMM they were interested as were many of my friends and acquaintances. Notifications by email and regular mail followed.
Much of my success has been by word of mouth through the above activities. A number of medical professionals have told me that they have given or made available my book to their patients when subjects arise such as to whether or not to take statin medications or a baby aspirin. As a result of efforts by big pharma to peddle more and more drugs including drugs to individuals who are healthy, patients are looking for reasons not to take the recommended drugs. I have laid out the research showing the uselessness and harm of many medications and treatments.
I do not have a web site but information about MMM is available at the following locations: www.spacedoc.com and www.ppnf.org, (the Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation). Dr. Duane Graveline and Dr. David J. Getoff are my acquaintances at the respective web sites. My profile and a partial bibliographical list of my writings can be found at www.usciences.edu."
Bryan L. Hutchinson, top selling Infinity author of: One Boy's Struggle: A Memoir: Surviving Life with Undiagnosed ADD
"When I began writing my first book, One Boy's Struggle: A Memoir, I had no intention of publishing it, much less becoming a bestselling author. But I have to admit having become an author just a few short years ago, the idea that I would one day become a bestselling author seemed only a dream, never my true goal. My goal was to write my story as a therapeutic exercise about my life as a boy growing up with undiagnosed ADHD, how it affected me as a child and as an adult. During the course of writing it all down I came to realize I wanted to help others who may be dealing with similar issues relating to ADHD and decided that my story should be published.
One of the things which has helped me the most in my life is an excellent book I read by Norman Vincent Peale, The Power of Positive Thinking, the book inspired and motivated me to seek help and to live a more fulfilling life. I took his teachings and what I have learned with professional therapy and combined them to produce my unique personal perspective, which became the impetus of One Boy's Struggle: A Memoir and my follow-up books. I wanted, and still strive, to do for others what Peale's book did for me not too long ago.
In 2007 when I first published One Boy's Struggle: A Memoir I had no way to tell the world about it. I went online and created my personal blog ADDerWorld.com where I regularly share my opinions about life with ADHD, with nearly 500 posts to date. Very soon after the creation of my blog I created the ADHD Social Network ADDer World, the very first ADHD social network of its kind. With nearly 3000 members at this point. The websites have been hugely successful, reaching and connecting with people from around the world. What's especially unique is that the proceeds from my books have for the most part gone directly back into maintaining the ADDer World community. Word of mouth has been vital, without the power of my readers' support I would not earn the proceeds to support the websites and continue writing online.
One Boy's Struggle: A Memoir has achieved what most ADHD books have so far not been able to do, and that is to reach into the world of those who do not have ADHD as well, because One Boy's Struggle: A Memoir is first and foremost the story of a boy who struggled painfully, who was severely punished and who eventually, thankfully, found his own ways to overcome his struggles. ADHD or not, we all must find our own ways to overcome our struggles and One Boy's Struggle: A Memoir gives hope by demonstrating that we can. The greatest part of this accomplishment is that my story helps dispel the myths about ADHD, and spreads awareness to those who otherwise would not normally seek information about ADHD.
However, there is still such a long way to go and I am happy and privileged to be a part of such an important cause in spreading awareness about ADHD. It is my hope that eventually my books, especially One Boy's Struggle: A Memoir, will be available in all educational institutions, and any and all places where it can help others. Too many people around the world have major life struggles, some with ADHD and some with other challenges. One Boy's Struggle: A Memoir, is written for all of us. We are all much better than we sometimes think we are.
Mike Stone, top selling Infinity author of: Pixies In the Valley: Oregon's Pixie Kitchen & Pixie Land
Mike's blurb sharing his effective promotional efforts wasn't received in time to be included in this issue of the Author's Advocate.Three Top Selling Infinity Authors for June 2011.