ForbesBooks is the Future of Business Publishing.
Launched in 2016, ForbesBooks is the next step in Forbes’ illustrious 100-year history of disruption and innovation in the media. Utilizing the Forbes multi-platform media network, ForbesBooks offers an unrivaled branding, visibility and marketing platform to business authors.
What makes ForbesBooks dramatically different and better?
- Speed-to-market, while maintaining the highest standards. Authors will immeasurably benefit from our publishing process; we take as little as 1/4 the time of other publishers, while keeping to the award-winning editorial standards that have established Forbes as an iconic global media brand.
- Multi-platform publishing and marketing. ForbesBooks Authors are published throughout the Forbes global network, and receive cross-platform marketing support from Forbes–this includes visibility in Forbes Magazine and ForbesBooks Review, online exposure on Forbes.com, ForbesSpeakers, and in-person events.
- Brand recognition. Forbes is known globally as the top media brand for business leaders and professionals. Authors invited to publish with ForbesBooks will benefit from the brand’s authority and unique co-marketing and content opportunities, allowing them to reach a global and multi-faceted audience of executives, business owners, and decision makers.
- Authors retain ownership of rights. ForbesBooks Authors are entrepreneurs, CEOs and business owners who control and own their content and intellectual property. Unlike traditional publishers, ForbesBooks Authors retain full ownership and have full control of all rights to their book.
- Unparalleled Author Support. ForbesBooks is a boutique publisher for The Best in Business. Peer-to-peer learning and ongoing strategic marketing guidance are provided through exclusive VIP experiences and access to major Forbes conferences.
We Create Your Book
In As Little As 24 Hours of Your Time, We Create Your Book
We know that TIME is your most precious asset. ForbesBooks world-class ghostwriting and editorial team has helped over 1,500 entrepreneurs, CEOs and professionals publish. Requiring as little as 24 hours of your time (but investing over 250 hours of ours), we create and publish a beautiful book that meets the ForbesBooks standard and rivals the quality of any book found on the front table of major bookstores.
You Save Hundreds of Hours of Your Time
We save you hundreds of hours of time, frustration, and indecision by doing the heavy lifting for you. A one-stop-shop, ForbesBooks boasts a comprehensive in-house team of award-winning editorial and publishing professionals that will Create and Publish a book for you that will have impact.
Award Winning Ghostwriters & Editors
ForbesBooks ghostwriters and editors are carefully selected and boast gold-plated credentials. Prior to ForbesBooks, they have worked and written for the largest names in business publishing and journalism, including Random House, HarperCollins, Disney, Time and more!
As Little As 24-Hours of Your Time
How long does it take to craft an impactful book that meets the Forbes standard and reads and looks as good or better than those on the front table of a major bookstore? More than 250 hours of our time, but only a fraction of which are yours!
Pain-Free Book Creation and Publishing
Attempting to create an impactful book on your own can be a long, arduous and frustrating process. The ForbesBooks team of ghostwriters, editors, designers, and marketers are under one roof. We work together to ensure an Enjoyable, Fulfilling and Prosperous experience.
180 Days to Launch
Professionals that write a book themselves invest over 1000 hours spread over 3.2 years from first writing to first rough draft. Traditional publishers average 2 years. At ForbesBooks, your published book will be in your hands and available to bookstores in as little as 180 days.
The Publisher for Professionals®
Over the past 14 years, Advantage|ForbesBooks have published over 1,500 entrepreneurs, CEOs and professionals in 40 U.S. states and 13 countries. If you want to grow your business with your book, there is no other company and no bigger name better suited and committed to that outcome.
“I was thrilled when I was selected to publish under the ForbesBooks imprint because I recognized the opportunity cost of traditional publishers taking up to two years. In reality, the ForbesBooks process cut the timeline by 75%, while maintaining award-winning editorial and publishing standards.”
How does ForbesBooks’ Talk Your Book® Ghostwriting Work?
- Fast Start Author Program® | Authority Marketing Blueprint Day®
We strategize, plan and design your authority position. This may include the outline and blueprint of your book and a 12-month Authority Marketing® plan. Fast Starts are delivered by phone. Blueprint Days are delivered in-person.
Specific to your topic, we will select one of our specialized ghostwriters to tell YOUR story in YOUR voice in only four months, rather than the average 3.2 years business book authors invest. Ghostwriters will deliver a polished manuscript, one section at a time, that is drawn from interviews, published records and third-party interviews.
Your book will be outlined, edited and indexed to make the right impression with readers. Our award-winning graphic design team will illuminate your message with an enticing book design that will rival best sellers.
- Distribution & Launch
Your book will be distributed to online retailers and available to 25,000+ bookstores including airport bookstores. Additionally, ForbesBooks titles are distributed and sold as ebooks and audio books.
ForbesBooks offers a comprehensive Authority Marketing System® that includes branding, visibility and marketing in the Forbes ecosystem. This 12-month campaign will give you and your message maximum reach to the Forbes global audience of readers.
Questions? We’ve got answers.
Each author we publish under the ForbesBooks imprint is carefully selected in compliance with Forbes’ high editorial standards, as these authors will also be featured across the various platforms of the Forbes brand.
Forbes is the most recognized and respected name in business media, reaching 94 million people each month across multiple platforms and industries. Forbes’ global reach begins with Forbes Magazine and its 36 print editions in 69 countries and 25 languages, and extends to Forbes.com, with 53 million unique visitors, 26 million social media followers, five Forbes airport bookstores, a weekly TV show, “Forbes On Fox,” and beyond.
Grow Your Business with ForbesBooks
ForbesBooks Time Square Book Launch
ForbesBooks will launch your book with elegance and style in America’s crossroads of capitalism… Times Square in New York City! In addition to the book launch, we will send a professional photographer to the site to capture the moment and provide you with a large, framed photograph for inclusion in the lobby of your office.
ForbesBooks Author Website
We will build a custom designed ForbesBooks Author website for you and your book to serve as your home base for speaking, publicity and authority-building efforts. This personalized website will heavily showcase ForbesBooks branding. It will also include a speaking page, press room, blog and a quiz or assessment to drive lead flow and email list growth.
Full-Page Advertisement in Forbes Magazine
We will place a full-page, four-color advertisement featuring you and your book in Forbes Magazine. We will provide you with 10 copies of that issue of Forbes to distribute to key prospects, clients or strategic partners.
Book Launch At Forbes On Fifth
ForbesBooks Authors will have the unique opportunity to host a once-in-a-lifetime book launch party at Forbes’ elegant midtown Manhattan entertainment space, Forbes on Fifth. Located at 24 Fifth Avenue, the 7,500-square-foot space is used by Forbes to further its legacy of high-end entertaining and hosting curated events.
“The fastest way to build your personal authority brand is to associate with established larger brands. There is no better business brand in the world than Forbes.”
“My business is thriving from the cross-platform support including visibility in the print edition of Forbes Magazine and online exposure on Forbes.com.”
Marketing Perks for ForbesBooks Authors
Invitation to share your insights on Forbes.com
As a ForbesBooks Author, you will have the exclusive opportunity to contribute thought leadership content, expert business articles and short tips related to your industry for publication on Forbes.com, the largest business media website in the world.
Visibility and brand association with Forbes
Your Forbes Author Portfolio page gives you a priceless link to share with colleagues, influencers and potential clients, with the ability to leverage the highly recognizable Forbes and ForbesBooks brands in your marketing. No publisher helps you build your business like ForbesBooks.
ForbesBooks Radio is a nightly talk show featuring the most successful people in business sharing the most up-to-date industry information and insight. The show is broadcast five nights a week in 200 markets across the country and available as a podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and SoundCloud.
Digital advertising and print publicity to amplify your thought leadership
ForbesBooks Authors have access to a unique digital advertising and print publicity campaign to boost thought leadership, drive awareness, and generate traffic and interest for your company, products, and services.
Every ForbesBooks Author receives visibility in ForbesBooks Review, a new magazine mailed with Forbes Magazine twice a year for select print subscribers.
Priceless marketing experiences
Every ForbesBooks title is officially launched in Times Square, and select ForbesBooks Authors are chosen to host a once-in-a-lifetime book launch party at Forbes on Fifth, our premier midtown Manhattan venue.
ForbesBooks Authority Brand Website
All ForbesBooks Authors have a personal, authority brand website that serve as your digital home base for speaking, publicity and authority-building efforts. Your ForbesBooks authority brand website includes a speaking page, press room, and blog to build your brand, drive visibility, and market you and your book.