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Thrilled to Announce I'm Going to be a Forbes Author!

Updated: Jul 3, 2023

I completed my manuscript in less than two months, some 90,000+ words. Then I had to find a publisher. The process took longer than writing the book. I decided to go the hybrid publisher route and after extensive research, narrowed the field down to the best three publishers in my mind: Advantage Forbes, Amplify and Greenleaf. What made up my mind was this: I went to LinkedIn and connected with more than 100 authors from the publishers websites and asked them to rate their publisher and experience on a scale of 1-10.

Here was a world that opened right in front of my eyes. I could not believe how nice, how accommodating, how enlightening, how cool the authors were. I want to thank the all the authors who responded back to me as your feedback was priceless. I even enjoyed many phone calls and those were even more enlightening.

It was a very difficult decision but the authors made it for me. I am so thrilled to become a Forbes Author and join the elite rank that comes with it.

Publishing will take about 10 months and even though many of you have already published a book, I'm still going to highlight on my feed the process as it will be a fascinating journey and one that you might like to read as you get ready to publish your second book!

The author community is very special and I can't wait to be part of it.

[Updated July 3, 2023]

I had my first meeting with Forbes Books to start the publishing process. I met Erica, my line editor who will edit the book. She will do 1/3 of the book at a time and take 2-3 weeks per section. Then the senior editor will review her edits and send me for review. So about 10 weeks for the line edits to be completed.


Adam Harris was born in coal country, right in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. His father, Gregory, worked the mines every day and came home to his best friend, Jim Beam. Gregory had many frie


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