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Last modified: 12/10/06

The Self-Publishing
Hall of Fame

Robert Kiyosaki

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Robert Kiyosaki originally self-published Rich Dad, Poor Dad, written with Sharon Lechter, in 1997 as a $15.95 ďbrochureĒ designed to attract customers to his website where he could sell his $195.00 Cashflow board game.

After selling rights to Warner Business Books in 2000 and appearing on Oprah, he sold millions more copies, with the book sitting on the New York Times bestseller list for four years. By New Yearís 2005, the book had sold more than 10 million copies and was the #1 business bestseller for 2004 according to USA Today.

The Rich Dad series, with eleven additional titles, has become a cornerstone of Warner Business Books. New titles have included Rich Dadís Guide to Investing; Rich Dadís Rich Kid, Smart Kid; Rich Dadís Retire Young, Retire Rich; and Rich Dadís Success Stories. The series is now published in 41 languages with more than 20 million copies sold. Seven additional titles form the Rich Dad Advisors series.

Robert Kiyosaki, Kim Kiyosaki, and Sharon Lechter have gone on to create many other products and seminar programs under their Rich Dad Company, a financial education company that offers many great services.

Hereís what he had to say about the help he received from booking ads in Radio/TV Interview Report:

The interviews I received were an immense kick-start to the success of my book Rich Dad Poor Dad. By doing radio and TV interviews on a regular basis promoting my book, doors throughout the publishing world opened to me. Your company gave me the initial boost I needed to create momentum and sell my first 250,000 copies ó a monumental task for any self publisher. To date, weíve sold more than 10 million copies of Rich Dad Poor Dad worldwide. My book is now available in 38 languages and 80 countries. Iíve been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years. Warner Books is now our publisher and the momentum continues to build. In a few weeks Iíll be presenting another live seminar ó only this one will be at Madison Square Garden!

In 2006, Robert began Rich Publishing to publish his wife's book, Rich Woman, as well as other books including Why We Want You to Be Rich: Two MenóOne Message by himself and Donald Trump. Both books went on to be bestsellers.

To watch a video of Robert and Kim Kiyosaki talking about how they began, go here: http://www.your


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