Before you read my “professional” bio, here’s how I help authors in everyday terms. I teach authors how to turn these dreams into reality:
- Make enough money to pay your bills from selling books and spin-off products.
- Work for yourself, call the shots, take more vacations, and wear anything you choose.
- Create systems to automate effective marketing, leaving more time to write.
- Build an email list with thousands of fans eager to buy your next book.
- Make your book appear on bestseller lists.
- Know exactly how to turn a profit on every book you write.
- Stop your mother or spouse from worrying when you say “I want to be a writer.”
Now that you know what I actually do, feel free to read the professional mumbo-jumbo…
Rob Eagar is a marketing consultant and one of the most accomplished book marketing experts in America. He has coached over 600 authors and helped both fiction and nonfiction books hit the New York Times bestsellers list. In addition, Rob has advised top publishing houses, provided intelligence to the publishing industry, written five books and created online video courses for authors.
As the founder of Wildfire Marketing, Rob has consulted with several New York Times bestselling authors, including Dr. Gary Chapman, Lysa TerKeurst, Wanda Brunstetter, Dr. Harville Hendrix, DeVon Franklin, and Dr. John Townsend. In addition, he’s worked with imprints of the world’s best-known publishers, such as HarperCollins (Thomas Nelson, Zondervan), Hachette (FaithWords), Simon & Schuster (Howard Books) along with numerous small to mid-sized publishers.
Rob’s consulting expertise stems from starting out as a successful author. 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 20 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.
“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 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
“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’m convinced that we achieved great results because of Rob and WildFire Marketing.”
Sealy Yates, Founder of Yates & Yates Literary Agency
“I’m happy with what Rob did for me, and I highly recommend him.”
Dr. John Townsend, New York Times bestselling author of Boundaries