Bestselling author, ghostwriter, publishing consultant




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As you can probably tell, I love to write books. But even more than writing books, I love to collaborate with company founders, C-level executives, tech gurus, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and others to bring their own dreams of writing a book and getting published to reality. I have been a full-time, professional author for more than 20 years, and I have had the very good fortune to meet and work with some amazing people during that time. I am also well connected with literary agents and editors at many different traditional publishers. Make no mistake about it — writing a book is a lot of work. But writing is what I love to do, and I try to make the process as painless as possible for my coauthors and clients.

Below you’ll find most of the more than 100 books I have worked on (with more than 3 million copies sold). The first list includes books that don’t have my name on the cover, while the second list includes books that do have my name on the cover. Because of confidentiality agreements, I have had to leave a few books off the first list. As you’ll see, while the majority of my books are business and leadership books, I have experience in a variety of different genres including autobiography, technology, how-to, computing, medical, and much more.

Books (key behind-the-scenes role)
  • The Spirit of Animal Healing: An Integrative Medicine Guide to Health and Wellbeing by Dr. Marty Goldstein (St. Martin’s)
  • EMPOWERED: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products by Marty Cagan and Chris Jones (Wiley)
  • Forever Employable: How to Stop Looking for Work and Let Your Next Job Find You by Jeff Gothelf (Gothelf Corp)
  • Reaching Cloud Velocity: A Leader’s Guide to Success in the AWS Cloud by Jonathan Allen and Thomas Blood (AWS)
  • Ignore Your Customers (and They’ll Go Away): The Simple Playbook for Delivering the Ultimate Customer Service Experience (HarperCollins Leadership)
  • Delusional Altruism: Why Philanthropists Fail To Achieve Change and What They Can Do To Transform Giving by Kris Putnam-Walkerly (Wiley)
  • The Responsibility Ethic: 12 Strategies Exceptional People Use to Do the Work and Make Success Happen by Adam Kreek (Page Two)
  • Story 10x: Turn the Impossible into the Inevitable by Michael Margolis (Storied)
  • Scaling Leadership: Building Organizational Capability and Capacity to Create Outcomes That Matter Most by Robert Anderson and William Adams (Wiley)
  • Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results by Barry O’Reilly (McGraw-Hill)
  • Ahead in the Cloud: Best Practices for Navigating the Future of Enterprise IT by Stephen Orban (CreateSpace)
  • The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness by Lolly Daskal (Portfolio)
  • Fearless Growth: The New Rules to Stay Competitive, Foster Innovation, and Dominate Your Markets by Amanda Setili (Career Press)
  • The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation by KH Kim (Prometheus Books)
  • Lyme Madness: Rescuing My Son Down the Rabbit Hole of Chronic Lyme Disease by Lori Dennis (SoulWork Publishing)
  • INSPIRED: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love, 2nd Edition by Marty Cagan (Wiley)
  • The Art of Split-Second Success: How to Act Fast and Create Positive Results Now! by Robert Channing (Power Performers Publishing)
  • Leadership Lessons from a UPS Driver: Delivering a Culture of We, Not Me by Ron Wallace (Berrett-Koehler)
  • Finding Destiny by Tom Gau (Xlibris)
  • Breaking the Age Code: Young Skin for Life by Lesley Goodson (Dog Ear)
  • Peter Drucker’s Five Most Important Questions: Enduring Wisdom for Young Leaders by Peter Drucker (Jossey-Bass)
  • The Agility Advantage: How to Identify and Act on Opportunities in a Fast-Changing World by Amanda Setili (Jossey-Bass)
  • The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top on Your Own Terms by Lauren Maillian Bias (BenBella Books)
  • Blind Ambition: Overcoming Any Challenge to Achieve Your Greatest Goals by Patricia Walsh (McGraw-Hill)
  • The WOW! Factor: Moving from Me to We by Cory Quigley with Dr. Ted Quigley
  • The Prosperity Game: Four Steps to Unlimited Wealth by Richard Fishman and Charles Werner (Morgan James)
  • The Women’s Health Initiative: The Truth About the Greatest Medical Lie Ever Told by Dr. Ted Quigley
  • Names, Numbers, and Network Solutions:  The Monetization of the Internet by J. Robert Beyster with Michael Daniels (Foundation for Enterprise Development)
  • Me No Pause: Awaken and Empower Yourself Through the Remarkable, Life-Changing Power of Sex Hormones by Dr. Ted Quigley
  • Video Marketing For Dummies by Kevin Daum, Bettina Hein, Andreas Goeldi, and Matt Scott (Wiley)
  • Naked! How to Find the Perfect Partner by Revealing Your True Self by David Wygant (Hay House)
  • Peter Isler’s Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets by Peter Isler (Wiley)
  • In Great Company: Triage Consulting Group Unlocks the Secrets of Great Places to Work by Patricia Lee-Hoffmann (Red Thread)
  • Blind Spot: A Leader’s Guide to IT-Enabled Business Transformation by Charlie Feld (Olive Press)
  • Roar! Get Heard in the Sales and Marketing Jungle by Kevin Daum and Dan Turner (Wiley)
  • Green$ense for the Home: Rating the Real Payoff from 50 Green Home Projects by Eric Corey Freed & Kevin Daum (Taunton)
  • The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization by Peter Drucker (Jossey-Bass)
  • Just Good Business: The Strategic Guide to Aligning Corporate Responsibility and Brand by Kellie McElhaney (Berrett-Koehler)
  • INSPIRED: How to Create Products Customers Love by Marty Cagan (SVPG Press)
  • Who Are You, and What Do You Want? By Mick Ukleja & Bob Lorber (Meredith)
  • Managing Your Money All-In-One For Dummies (Wiley)
  • My Start-Up Life: What a (Very) Young CEO Learned on His Journey through Silicon Valley by Ben Casnocha (Jossey-Bass)
  • Boom! 7 Choices for Blowing the Doors Off Business-As-Usual by Kevin & Jackie Freiberg (Thomas Nelson)
  • The Leader of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era by Frances Hesselbein & Marshall Goldsmith (Jossey-Bass)
  • Entrepreneurs at the Crossroads: Success Stories from the Middle East and North Africa (Beyster Institute)
  • Integrating Mission and Strategy for Nonprofit Organizations by James Phills (Oxford)
  • Journey: The Inspiring Story of Nu Skin Enterprises’ First 20 Years (Nu Skin)
  • The 1001 Rewards and Recognition Field Book by Bob Nelson & Dean Spitzer (Workman)
  • 1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work by Bob Nelson (Workman)
  • 40-30-30 Fat-Burning Nutrition by Joyce & Gene Daoust (Wharton Publishing)
  • 1001 Ways to Energize Employees by Bob Nelson (Workman)
  • Exploring the World of Business by Kenneth Blanchard, Charles Schewe, Robert Nelson, and Alexander Hiam (Worth)
  • Nice Girls Can, Men Can Too by Mary Hale (Talking Hearts Press)
Books (listed author)
  • Wait, I’m Working with Who?!? by Peter Economy (Career Press)
  • Writing Fiction For Dummies (2nd edition) by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy
  • Wait, I’m the Boss?!? by Peter Economy (Career Press)
  • Starting a Business All-in-One For Dummies (2nd edition) by Peter Economy, Eric Tyson, et. al. (Wiley)
  • Only Death Is Not Negotiable by Ali Bahrampour and Peter Economy (CreateSpace)
  • Starting and Running a Business All-in-One For Dummies (3rd edition) by Peter Economy, Colin Barrow, et. al. (Wiley)
  • Everything I Learned about Life I Learned in Dance Class by Abby Lee Miller with Peter Economy (William Morrow)
  • Starting a Business All-in-One For Dummies by Peter Economy, Eric Tyson, et. al. (Wiley)
  • User Story Mapping: Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product by Jeff Patton with Peter Economy (O’Reilly)
  • The SAIC Solution: Built by Employee Owners, 2nd Edition by Dr. J. Robert Beyster with Peter Economy (FED Productions)
  • Leading Through Uncertainty: How Umpqua Bank Emerged from the Great Recession Better and Stronger than Ever by Raymond P. Davis with Peter Economy (Jossey-Bass)
  • Starting a Home Business For Dummies (UK edition) by Paul Edwards, Sarah Edwards, Peter Economy, and Rachel Bridge (Wiley)
  • Aging Parents: Helping Your Parents through Life’s Transitions by Peter Economy and Kathleen Allen (Common Sense Publishing)
  • Taking Charge: Design the Life You’ve Always Wanted by Kathleen Allen and Peter Economy (Common Sense Publishing)
  • CEO Your Career: Creating a Career with Options by Kathleen Allen and Peter Economy (Common Sense Publishing)
  • More Money: How to Generate All the Income You’ll Ever Need by Peter Economy and Kathleen Allen (Common Sense Publishing)
  • Writing Children’s Books For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Lisa Rojany Buccieri and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Military Flight Aptitude Tests For Dummies by LTC Terry Hawn and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Creating an Orange Utopia: Eliza Lovell Tibbets and the Birth of California’s Citrus Industry by Patricia Ortlieb and Peter Economy (Swedenborg Foundation Press)
  • Management For Dummies (UK 2nd edition) by Richard Pettinger, Bob Nelson, and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Starting and Running a Business All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Peter Economy with Colin Barrow (Wiley)
  • Managing For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Bob Nelson and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • New Car Design (We Both Read) by Peter Economy (Treasure Bay)
  • Managing For Dummies (UK edition) by Richard Pettinger, Bob Nelson, and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • The Complete MBA For Dummies, 3rd Edition by Kathleen Allen and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Writing Fiction For Dummies by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Giving Back: Connecting You, Business, and Community by Bert Berkley and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Consulting For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Bob Nelson and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Weekend MBA For Dummies by Kathleen Allen, Peter Economy, and Richard Pettinger (Wiley)
  • Starting & Running a Business All-in-One For Dummies by Peter Economy with Dan Matthews (Wiley)
  • The SAIC Solution: How We Built an $8 Billion Employee-Owned Technology Company by Dr. J. Robert Beyster with Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Ultimate Off-Road Adventure Guide by Ivan “Ironman” Stewart and Peter Economy (Motorbooks)
  • Supervision: Managing to Achieve Results by Peter Economy, et. al. (Wiley)
  • The Complete MBA For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Kathleen Allen and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Balanced Scorecard Strategy For Dummies by Chuck Hannabarger, Frederick Buchman, and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • The Management Bible by Bob Nelson and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Home-Based Business For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Paul & Sarah Edwards and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Building Your Own Home For Dummies by Kevin Daum, Janice Brewster, and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Writing Children’s Books For Dummies by Lisa Rojany Buccieri and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Customer Service Secrets by Peter Economy (Tata McGraw-Hill)
  • Lessons from the Edge: Survival Skills for Starting and Growing a Company by Jana Matthews & Jeff Dennis with Peter Economy (Oxford University Press)
  • Why Aren’t You Your Own Boss? by Paul & Sarah Edwards and Peter Economy (Prima)
  • Managing For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Bob Nelson and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Raising Capital For Dummies by Joseph W. Bartlett and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Strategic Tools for Social Entrepreneurs: Enhancing the Performance of Your Enterprising Nonprofit by Gregory Dees, Jed Emerson, and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • Leadership Ensemble: Lessons in Collaborative Management from the World’s Only Conductorless Orchestra by Harvey Seifter and Peter Economy (Times Books)
  • Enterprising Nonprofits: A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs by Gregory Dees, Jed Emerson, and Peter Economy (Wiley)
  • At the Helm: Business Lessons for Navigating Rough Waters by Peter Isler and Peter Economy (Doubleday)
  • The Complete MBA For Dummies by Kathleen Allen and Peter Economy (IDG Books)
  • Home-Based Business For Dummies by Paul & Sarah Edwards and Peter Economy (IDG Books)
  • Consulting For Dummies by Bob Nelson and Peter Economy (IDG Books)
  • Managing For Dummies by Bob Nelson and Peter Economy (IDG Books)
  • Better Business Meetings by Bob Nelson and Peter Economy (Irwin)
  • Business Negotiating Basics by Peter Economy (Irwin)
  • Negotiating to Win by Peter Economy (Scott, Foresman)
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