John Fayad - Publisher, Writer, Speaker bio
John Fayad

CEO & Publisher of Business Book Review™


I started publishing Business Book Review (BBR) in 1999, managed and edited the work product of 11 professional writers, single-handedly built the business to over 700,000 paid subscribers worldwide, established BBR as the premier business book summary service, and sold the business to a larger publisher in 2008.


As publisher of BBR, I received over 1,500 business books a year and selected only one book a week, what I considered the best, for summarization and inclusion into the BBR online library.



What I learned during my BBR years:

  • Worked closely with and learned the business strategies of all major publishing houses.
  • Developed a thorough understanding of book publishing - from concept to commercialization.
  • Learned what constitutes a successful business book and what attracts the attention of publishers.
  • Learned from our base of over 700,000 readers what book topics were in demand but unfulfilled.
  • Brainstormed with editing teams at top publishing houses to explore trends in business books.
  • Discovered how poorly books were organized and began counseling authors on sharpening their book content and structuring their books for better logic flow.
  • Advised many established authors on saleable book concepts and sequels to their existing works.

Founder & CEO, The Literary CoachSM

In 2005, I began The Literary Coach consultancy, working with first-time and established authors primarily on developing their book concepts, building their platforms, and preparing their book proposals.


Over the years, I created and perfected The Literary Coach Book Proposal Template that many literary agents, acquisition editors, publishing houses, and established authors consider the most comprehensive in the book publishing industry.


Writer and Speaker

Today, I deliver best practices seminars, webinars, and podcasts on a variety of business and personal skills development subjects with special emphasis on Book Concept Development, Business Writing Skills, Leadership & Talent Development, and Social Intelligence Skills.


Iíve lectured at the Library of Congress and to growing list of companies, including AT&T, Bank of America, Booz Allen Hamilton, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Nintendo N.A., Heidrick & Struggles, Siemens, and Rockwell Collins.


Over the past several years, Iíve mentored many first-time managers to senior executives on career growth and personal skills development. My broad knowledge, experience, and one-on-one engagement skills have helped many professionals across a variety of disciplines identify, develop, and capitalize on their core strengths.


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