Rob Eagar is a marketing consultant and one of the most accomplished book marketing experts in America. He has coached over 600 authors, advises top publishing houses, provides industry intelligence, and creates instructional resources for authors. Highlights from Rob’s consulting work with clients include:
- Helped books hit the New York Times bestseller lists 3 different ways
- Built and expanded email lists by over 25,000 subscribers in 9 months
- Rebranded multiple authors who became New York Times bestsellers
- Designed numerous author websites that doubled visitor traffic within 60 days
- Developed bestselling book titles, marketing hooks, and book descriptions
- Revived a backlist book to hit the New York Times bestseller after 23 years in print
Rob founded Wildfire Marketing, a consulting practice that has attracted numerous bestselling authors, including Dr. Gary Chapman, DeVon Franklin, Lysa TerKeurst, Wanda Brunstetter, Dr. Harville Hendrix, and Dr. John Townsend. In addition, he’s consulted with imprints of the world’s best-known publishers, such as HarperCollins (Thomas Nelson, Zondervan), Hachette (FaithWords), Simon & Schuster (Howard Books) and numerous small to mid-sized publishers.
Rob’s consulting expertise for authors stems from starting out a successful multi-published writer himself. In 2002, he self-published his first book and generated a consistent six-figure income, long before the rise of social media and Amazon. His book was later purchased by a traditional publisher, sold over 50,000 copies, and remained on bookstore shelves for over 10 years.
His success attracted the attention of other authors who sought out Rob for marketing advice. This led him to found Wildfire Marketing in 2007 and provide marketing education to authors around the world. In addition, Rob partnered with Writer’s Digest to publish Sell Your Book Like Wildfire and teach his popular online video courses, Mastering Amazon for Authors and Sell Books on a Shoestring Budget.
Rob’s industry-leading instruction can now be found in The Author’s Guide Series, a collection of books that provides the most comprehensive instruction available on critical marketing topics, including:
Rob has served as a contributing writer and educator for Book Business Magazine, Digital Book World, Writer’s Digest, and Reedsy. His national media appearances include interviews on the CBS Early Show, CNN Radio, and the Los Angeles Times. His background includes a marketing degree from Auburn University and 10 years of corporate sales experience before working full-time in publishing.
Rob has been married to Ashley the Wonderful for 19 years. When he isn’t consulting, you can find Rob fly-fishing for monster trout, breaking 40mph on his road bike, or loudly playing his drums. Ashley would prefer that he join her to quietly paint, work in their garden, or watch Jane Austen movies. They reside near Atlanta, Georgia.
“Rob was tough, but it was well worth it. In the end, we increased our sales, expanded our base of potential partners, and had our best financial year yet.”
Dr. Tim Elmore, Founder and President of Growing Leaders
“I recommend Rob Eagar to any author looking to take their book campaign to a higher level.”
Dr. Gary Chapman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Five Love Languages
“I’m convinced that we achieved great results because of Rob and WildFire Marketing.”
Sealy Yates, Founder of Yates & Yates Literary Agency
“I give Rob Eagar my highest recommendation. If you want to increase book sales, make him the first person you hire.”
Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave and Unglued
“I’m happy with what Rob did for me, and I highly recommend him.”
Dr. John Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of Boundaries