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Randy Peyser

Randy Peyser - Editor

Pinole, CA, United States

I secure literary agents and publishers for people after I edit or ghostwrite their books.ayed across the platform).

Overview

I edit books, write book proposals, and pitch manuscripts to literary agents and publishers. I have close to 40 people under contract with agents or publishers I've found for them. I most recently helped Adam Markel secure the literary agent who conducted a bidding war between Simon and Schuster and two other houses. His book, Pivot, was released March 2016. I also pitch manuscripts at Book Expo America (BEA) and have been very successful in helping non-fiction authors to get book deals at this annual event. Genres I edit and write book proposals for include all forms of non-fiction, such as: business, memoir, Mind-Body-Spirit, self-help, and health. I am passionate about helping people get book deals. A book is more than words on a page - it is someone's dream. I get to help you birth your dream.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Health & wellbeing Home & Garden LGBTQ (non fiction) New Age Parenting & Families Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships True Crime

Awards

  • IPPY Award and National Book Award

Work experience

Founder and President

Author One Stop, Inc.

January, 2005 – Present (almost 12 years)

Analyze and edit manuscripts. Write book proposals. Provide author consultations for correct positioning of the topic so the manuscript has the best chance of being sold. Write book proposals. Pitch manuscripts to agents and publishers.

Editorial Director

Brush Dance

March, 2000 – February, 2005 (almost 5 years)

Editorial Director for a national, Zen-based journal, greeting card and calendar company.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

30 Days to Social Media Success: The 30 Day Results Guide to Making the Most of Twitter, Blogging, LinkedIN, and Facebook

Gail Z. Martin

Small business owners and solo professionals know they're supposed to use social media to increase sales, but how should they start?Using a unique Rule of 30 approach, 30 Days to Social Media Success is the perfect resource for busy people who want quick results. Thirty short chapters (one for each day of the month) are packed with real-world tips and proven techniques you can use right away.T... read more

Small business owners and solo professionals know they're supposed to use social media to increase sales, but how should they start?Using a unique Rule of 30 approach, 30 Days to Social Media Success is the perfect resource for busy people who want quick results. Thirty short chapters (one for each day of the month) are packed with real-world tips and proven techniques you can use right away.T... read more

Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life

Adam Markel

The successful CEO of the internationally renowned Peak Potentials—who has trained thousands of people to find new jobs, careers, and directions—shares his practical and inspirational program for reinventing yourself, whether you are out of work or want to change your professional trajectory.What would you do in your life if you knew you could not fail? That’s the question answered in Pivot, a... read more

The successful CEO of the internationally renowned Peak Potentials—who has trained thousands of people to find new jobs, careers, and directions—shares his practical and inspirational program for reinventing yourself, whether you are out of work or want to change your professional trajectory.What would you do in your life if you knew you could not fail? That’s the question answered in Pivot, a... read more

Fearless Beauty 360: A Complete Guide to Self Acceptance and Empowerment

Kenetia Lee

Have you ever truly, fearlessly, faced down your real reflection in the mirror? In today's world, many women find themselves either frantically chasing, or perhaps completely avoiding their true beauty. Now, one of the country's foremost beauty experts draws from countless intimate interactions with women who have been seated in her own makeup chair to share a rare, uplifting beauty regimen th... read more

Have you ever truly, fearlessly, faced down your real reflection in the mirror? In today's world, many women find themselves either frantically chasing, or perhaps completely avoiding their true beauty. Now, one of the country's foremost beauty experts draws from countless intimate interactions with women who have been seated in her own makeup chair to share a rare, uplifting beauty regimen th... read more

Outsiders on the Inside: How to Create a Winning Career...Even When You Don't Fit In!

David Couper

Does your gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, accent, mannerisms, quirky clothing, piercing, or outlook on life make you feel like a fish out of water in your workplace, from the moment your workday begins until you leave at the end of the day?Find out how to capitalize on your differences and become a successful outsider on the inside.Outsiders on the Inside provides specific guidance and ... read more

Does your gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, accent, mannerisms, quirky clothing, piercing, or outlook on life make you feel like a fish out of water in your workplace, from the moment your workday begins until you leave at the end of the day?Find out how to capitalize on your differences and become a successful outsider on the inside.Outsiders on the Inside provides specific guidance and ... read more

Hired!: How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews

Elinor Stutz

In today's tough economy, most people are too desperate to get any job, rather than seeking one that will provide the career satisfaction and growth they deserve. Worse, they treat the interview as an opportunity to focus on themselves.In Hired!, Elinor Stutz asserts, "The interview is not about you, it's about how well you will solve the company's problems. This is the only way you will get a... read more

In today's tough economy, most people are too desperate to get any job, rather than seeking one that will provide the career satisfaction and growth they deserve. Worse, they treat the interview as an opportunity to focus on themselves.In Hired!, Elinor Stutz asserts, "The interview is not about you, it's about how well you will solve the company's problems. This is the only way you will get a... read more

Healing without Hurting: Treating ADHD, Apraxia and Autism Spectrum Disorders Naturally and Effectively without Harmful Medications

LPC Kozek

Jennifer Kozek is a therapist who practices in Connecticut, and is also the mother of a son with Autism Spectrum disorders. After treating Evan bio-medically, along with other healing practices, Jennifer witnessed the kind of improvements that every parent of a similarly diagnosed child dreams of: Evan no longer grunts and screams, throws toys, hits others, or has mood swings. He no longer thr... read more

Jennifer Kozek is a therapist who practices in Connecticut, and is also the mother of a son with Autism Spectrum disorders. After treating Evan bio-medically, along with other healing practices, Jennifer witnessed the kind of improvements that every parent of a similarly diagnosed child dreams of: Evan no longer grunts and screams, throws toys, hits others, or has mood swings. He no longer thr... read more

Nice Girls DO Get The Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results

Elinor Stutz

"Elinor has an amazing way of communicating simple, basic techniques that make the scary topic of sales very accessible to everyone. She shares the secrets that made her a very successful salesperson, from creative approaches to getting appointments to the most effective way to close the sale."-Kim Fisher, Managing Director, eWomenNetworkWritten by a highly successful saleswoman, Elinor Stutz,... read more

"Elinor has an amazing way of communicating simple, basic techniques that make the scary topic of sales very accessible to everyone. She shares the secrets that made her a very successful salesperson, from creative approaches to getting appointments to the most effective way to close the sale."-Kim Fisher, Managing Director, eWomenNetworkWritten by a highly successful saleswoman, Elinor Stutz,... read more

5 Minutes to Stress Relief: How to Release Fear, Worry, and Doubt...Instantly

Lauren Miller

"Read Lauren's book, 5 Minutes to Stress Relief and learn from her personal experiences and expertise. This book will help you deal with stress and anxiety that everyone faces in their lives. Fear will block your ability to maintain a definitive purpose in life. Lauren provides remedies to help you release the fears that hold you back from personal excellence and inner peace. I highly recommen... read more

"Read Lauren's book, 5 Minutes to Stress Relief and learn from her personal experiences and expertise. This book will help you deal with stress and anxiety that everyone faces in their lives. Fear will block your ability to maintain a definitive purpose in life. Lauren provides remedies to help you release the fears that hold you back from personal excellence and inner peace. I highly recommen... read more

Adrenaline Nation: Chronic Stress is Ruining Our Health and Bankrupting Our Economy

Peter M. McCarthy

Adrenaline Nation is a brilliant exposé by Peter McCarthy of how chronic stress is affecting American individuals, businesses and the entire nation’s economy and health care system. It challenges accepted cultural paradigms and reveals uncomfortable truths of the serious economic, health and social consequences of stress.This book also offers revolutionary solutions for how individuals, busine... read more

Adrenaline Nation is a brilliant exposé by Peter McCarthy of how chronic stress is affecting American individuals, businesses and the entire nation’s economy and health care system. It challenges accepted cultural paradigms and reveals uncomfortable truths of the serious economic, health and social consequences of stress.This book also offers revolutionary solutions for how individuals, busine... read more

Take Back Your Life: My No Nonsense Approach to Health, Fitness and Looking Good Naked!

Wendy Ida

Wendy Ida guides women from hopelessness to getting the body they want with her 3-pronged approach in her 90-day Take Back Your Life Results Program that speaks to the needs of women whose lives have spun out of control due to the physical changes that occur during midlife and the many major life transitions that hinder weight loss and leave women feeling unattractive and powerless. Unlike oth... read more

Wendy Ida guides women from hopelessness to getting the body they want with her 3-pronged approach in her 90-day Take Back Your Life Results Program that speaks to the needs of women whose lives have spun out of control due to the physical changes that occur during midlife and the many major life transitions that hinder weight loss and leave women feeling unattractive and powerless. Unlike oth... read more

Bully in the Mirror: Making Hate Stop When You Don't Think You Can

Shanaya Fastje

Bullying is everywhere....and so is media coverage of bullying. In recent months, Ladies Home Journal, The Week, Redbook, and New York Times have all run articles on bullying. Episodes of Hannah Montana and Glee have dealt with bullying, and MTC launched a reality TV show called Bully Beatdown in 2009. Even the US Government is concerned; the Department of Health and Human Services has an inte... read more

Bullying is everywhere....and so is media coverage of bullying. In recent months, Ladies Home Journal, The Week, Redbook, and New York Times have all run articles on bullying. Episodes of Hannah Montana and Glee have dealt with bullying, and MTC launched a reality TV show called Bully Beatdown in 2009. Even the US Government is concerned; the Department of Health and Human Services has an inte... read more

Mastering Strategic Risk: A Framework for Leading and Transforming Organizations (Wiley Finance)

Joel E. McPhee Jr.

The modern business climate demands a new risk management strategy Mastering Strategic Risk: A Framework for Leading and Transforming Organizations is a comprehensive guide to redesigning organizational systems to better manage the risks and complexities of the modern world. Based on the notion of "Create, Facilitate, and Support," the book provides a roadmap to ensuring optimum performance in... read more

The modern business climate demands a new risk management strategy Mastering Strategic Risk: A Framework for Leading and Transforming Organizations is a comprehensive guide to redesigning organizational systems to better manage the risks and complexities of the modern world. Based on the notion of "Create, Facilitate, and Support," the book provides a roadmap to ensuring optimum performance in... read more

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