Biography for Your Living Family Tree : Keeping Your Family Together Forever Through Print, Photos, Sounds, and Video

Communication Unlimited
Gordon currently speaks nationwide about niche marketing, offering keynotes, break-out sessions, and workshops at conventions, meetings, retreats, and universities. (See He also speaks 50+ times a year at colleges and universities, mostly in California. There, his most popular topics are "Empire Building by Niche Publishing," "Publishing to Niche Markets," "Speaking for Money," and "How to Set Up and Market Your Own Seminar." (For the current schedule, seminar descriptions, and more details, please see Burgett has also published 1,700+ articles and offered over 2,000 professional spoken presentations, mostly to associations and conventions and through university extension programs. During that time he has appeared extensively on radio and TV, as a guest author and a publishing specialist. Burgett is a long-standing member of the National Speakers Association, the American Society of Authors and Journalists, and the Publishers Marketing Association; has just released Niche Publishing; has produced 26 audio CD and cassette programs, and has written 36 books, including Niche Marketing for Writers, Speakers, and Entrepreneurs, Publishing to Niche Markets, Self-Publishing to Tightly-Targeted Markets, Empire-Building by Writing and Speaking, Speaking for Money (with Mike Frank), Sell and Resell Your Magazine Articles, Treasure and Scavenger Hunts, Life After Dentistry (with Dr. Jay Hislop), Standard Marketing Procedures for Dentists, The Travel Writer's Guide, How to Sell More Than 75% of Your Freelance Writing, The Writer's Guide to Query and Cover Letters, Standard Marketing Procedures for All Dentists (with Reece Franklin), Ten Sales from One Article Idea, and The Query Book. (See for specifics about each book or product.) * In 2006-7, three of Gordon's books were revised, updated, and reprinted. These include How to Plan a Great Second Life, the Travel Writer's Guide, and Sell and Resell Your Magazine Articles. His first novel also saw life late in 2006: Lian McAndrews and the Perfect Human World. * Four of Burgett's books have been Writer's Digest Book Club top choices: Sell and Resell Your Magazine Articles, The Travel Writer's Guide, The Writer's Guide to Query and Cover Letters, and How to Sell More Than 75% of Your Freelance Writing. * Gordon has owned and directed a publishing company, Communication Unlimited, since 1981. It originally specialized in (and continues to offer) books, reports, and audio CDs about writing, empire-building, and niche publishing. In 1995, his company merged with Marsha Freeman's Team Systems and created Dental Communication Unlimited and Medical Communication Unlimited, to begin a series of standard operating procedures manuals (and other, related office operations products) for health care professionals. (See Gordon sold that company in 2007.* Burgett earned four academic degrees: B.A., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana (Latin American Studies), M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison (Luso-Brazilian Studies), M.F.T., Thunderbird Graduate School (Foreign Trade), and an M.A., Northern Illinois University (U.S. Intellectual History). He was twice a university dean, taught Portuguese and history, created a city recreation program in Illinois, directed CARE (and Peace Corps) programs in Colombia and Ecuador (including the Land Directorship of the HOPE ship medical/dental program in Guayaquil), twice studied in Brazil, played professional baseball, and led a gold hunt up the Paushi Yaco (Upper Amazon) River in Ecuador.