Yes, Authors ARE in Business: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Publishing, Product Development & Entrepreneurship

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Brentwood Community Center

According to author and speaker Robert Fishbone, whether you are going the independent or traditional publishing route, you ARE in business. And you will be a lot more successful if you learn to think like an entrepreneur. That means you will have a burning passion to get your idea out into the world, the courage and perseverance to see it through, and (often overlooked) enough humility to ask for expert help.

In this interactive and entertaining talk, Robert will use his own saga to illustrate "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Being an Entrepreneur." He will discuss creativity, innovation, marketing, and more. Having self-published three very different books, along with 200 other products sold in 20 countries, Robert will share what he did right and wrong along the way, and what he would do differently today. There will be ample time for Q&A.

Robert Fishbone is the author of "Selling the Scream." It tells the story of how he took a crazy idea for the Scream; an inflatable figure based on Edvard Munch’s famous painting, and turned it into a million-dollar business. Now, over 500,000 Screams later, Fishbone tells his saga of starting a business, learning the ropes one mistake after another, and growing a successful company known worldwide for edgy products and excellent customer service.

He also published "Onward Is Best, A Christmas Journey," a book by his late wife Sarah Jean Linquist. Visit and for more info.

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