About Gary Antonacci:
Gary Antonacci has over 35 years experience as an investment professional focusing on underexploited investment opportunities. His innovative research on momentum investing was the first place winner in 2012 and the second place winner in 2011 of the prestigious Wagner Awards for Advances in Active Investment Management given annually by the National Association of Active Investment Managers (NAAIM).
His research introduced the investment world to dual momentum, which combines relative strength price momentum with trend following absolute momentum.
Antonacci is developer of the dual momentum-based Global Equities Momentum, Global Balanced Momentum, Dual Momentum Fixed Income, and Dual Momentum Sector Rotation models that he uses n his consulting work. Antonacci is recognized as a foremost authority on the practical applications of momentum investing.
Antonacci received his MBA degree from the Harvard Business School in 1978. Since then, he has concentrated on researching, developing, and applying innovative investment strategies that have their basis in academic research. He serves as a consultant and public speaker on asset allocation, portfolio construction, and advanced momentum strategies.
What inspires you to write?
Desire to share my ideas with others and receive some recognition for my research work
Tell us about your writing process.
I keep notes in notebooks and quotes on note cards. I then create outlines of for each chapter I wish to write centered around my notebooks and note cards. I write a rough draft, then keep fine tuning and editing until I feel I have said all that needs to be said.
What advice would you give other writers?
Work hard on your book proposal and query letter.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted to have a big name published behind me on my first book. I spent considerable time on my book proposal and had all three publishers I approached offer me a book contract. I negotiated on the best one with the help of an attorney. If I had to do it again, I might go with an agent just to simplify everything.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
e-books and self-publishing are the waves of the future
What genres do you write?: non-fiction business books
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print