About Warren Tuttle:
Warren Tuttle is a well-known advocate for inventor rights. For 12 years, he served as President of the non-profit 501c3 United Inventors Association. He is a member of the National Pro Bono Patent Commission and the United States Patent and Trademark Office's National Council for Expanding American Innovation.
Tuttle was behind the launch of many highly successful consumer products including MISTO, The Gourmet Olive Oil Sprayer, and SmartSpin Storage Container System. Through Tuttle Innovation, he personally interacts with thousands of inventors every year and has initiated over 100 new consumer product licensing agreements that have generated over one billion dollars in retail sales. He is the author of "Inventor Confidential: The Honest Guide to Profitable Innovating.
What inspires you to write?
I was inspired to write "Inventor Confidential" after having spent the pat 25 years helping innovators bring home-grown products to market via partnerships, multiple Open Innovations programs and the United Inventors Association. This book is a collection of lessons learned from personally connected with over 100,000 inventors, being responses for initiating over 100 licensing deals and being involved in the launch of successful consumer products. Furthermore, unlike other inventor and invention marketing books, "Inventor Confidential" explains licensing from the view inside of companies gained from first-hand experiences coupled with the current state of innovation in America.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Joseph Heller, Mark Twain, Isabella Wilkerson, Michael Connolly
Tell us about your writing process.
I've had the idea of "Inventor Confidential" for many years. I thought-out specific chapters and noted those categories on large post-it notes which I placed throughout a room. I then stood in the center of the room to get the outline better organized and went post-it by post-it to write each chapter.
What advice would you give other writers?
I'd recommend that other writers come out with an outline to best tackle the writing process. While I have spent over 25 years in the Open Innovation category, putting my expertise and insights "on paper" truly made me realize the value it will have to others in the inventing community.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Once I decided to make a difference by publishing "Inventor Confidential," I worked with literary agent and editor before having the book picked up by HarperCollins.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There is nothing as wonderful as holding a book in your hands. While today's audiences also enjoy e-books and audio books, learning something new from a book will never change. The future for book publishing continues to be positive.
What genres do you write?: Non-Fiction, Business
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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