Where commercial writers* hang out
* a.k.a. copywriters, business writers, corporate writers or marketing writers…

Since 1994, Peter Bowerman's professional life has been proof positive that you CAN make a GOOD living as a writer AND author. And through his popular, award-winning books, ezine, blogs, teleclasses, and coaching, he has guided countless commercial freelancers and self-publishing authors towards that same goal. 

He is the author of the 2000 edition of The Well-Fed Writer (a Book-of-the-Month Club selection), its 2005 companion volume, TWFW: Back For Seconds, and the quadruple-award-winning 2010 edition of The Well-Fed Writer (which combined and heavily updated the content of BOTH original titles). The WFW books are how-to “standards” in the lucrative field of commercial freelancing—writing for businesses, large and small, and for hourly rates of $50-125+. (For a free report entitled, Why Commercial Writing? click here).

In 1993, after a 15-year career in sales and marketing, Peter turned to freelance commercial writing. With NO industry experience, NO previous paid writing experience and NO writing background, he built a commercial freelancing business in Atlanta, Georgia from fantasy to full-time in less than four months.

His corporate client list has included The Coca-Cola Company, BellSouth, IBM, UPS, Holiday Inn, Cingular Wireless, DuPont, American Express, Mercedes-Benz, The Discovery Channel, Junior Achievement, Georgia-Pacific, The Cartoon Network, the CDC, The American Heart Association and many others.

Together, his five self-published books and related products and services have provided him with a full-time living since 2001 (and counting...), all the how-to detail of which is chronicled in his double-award-winning 2007 release (and its 2014 updated edition), The Well-Fed Self-Publisher.  

He has published over 300 articles and editorials, is a popular speaker and seminar leader, and is a professional coach for both commercial freelancing business start-up and self-publishing endeavors. Since May 2002, he has been continuously publishing The Well-Fed E-PUB, his critically acclaimed monthly ezine for the commercial freelancing industry. In 2008, he launched The Well-Fed Writer Blog, named in 2010 as a Top 50 Freelance Blog. He launched The Well-Fed Self-Publisher Blog in 2012. 

In 2010, as an offshoot of his self-publishing coaching practice, he introduced The Title Tailor, a specialty book-titling and back-cover copywriting service.  

His books have achieved the following milestones:

The Well-Fed Self-Publisher - Updated Edition (2014)

Winner (Gold Medal): Axiom Business Book Awards (Reference/How-to)
Winner (Gold Medal): IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards (Reference)
Winner (Bronze Medal): ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards (Reference)

The Well-Fed Writer - Updated Edition (2010)

Winner (Gold Medal): Next Generation INDIE Excellence Book Awards (Writing/Publishing)
Winner (Silver Medal): IPPY Awards (www.IndependentPublisher.com) (Writing/Publishing)
Winner (Silver Medal): ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards (Writing)
Winner (Silver Medal) Axiom Business Book Awards (Reference/How-to)

The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living (2007).

Winner (Silver Medal): IPPY Awards (www.IndependentPublisher.com) (Writing/Publishing)
Winner (Gold Medal) Georgia Author of the Year Awards (www.GeorgiaWriters.com) (Self-Help; Overall Winner: Self-Help/Inspirational)
Finalist: ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards (www.ForewordMagazine.com) (Reference)
Finalist: USABookNews Best Books 2007 Awards (www.USABookNews.com) (Writing/Publishing)

The Well-Fed Writer: Back For Seconds (2005)

Writer's Digest Book Club selection: September 2004
Finalist: Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards (Career)
Finalist: Ben Franklin Awards: Publishers Marketing Association (Career)
Finalist: Georgia Writers Author of the Year Awards (Self-Published, Self-Help)

The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Freelance Writer in Six Months or Less (2000)

Book-of-the-Month Club selection: Winter/Spring 2001
Quality Paperback Book Club selection: Spring 2001
Writer's Digest Book Club selection: July 2000
          - Second best-selling Featured Alternate in more than two years)

Winner (Silver Medal): ForeWord Magazine 2000 Book of the Year Awards (Career category)
Finalist: Publishers Marketing Association 2000 Ben Franklin Awards (Best First Book)
Honorable Mention: 2000 Writers Digest National Self-Published Book Awards






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Feedback, comments, or suggestions? Reach him at peter@wellfedwriter.com

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