"This is a great read. Idea to Invention not only holds your hand through the invention process but really encourages you every step of the way. Patricia demystifies inventing in a way that is easy to follow yet rigorous enough to make you the inventor you always dreamed of being."
"Idea to Invention shows you through examples that everyone can be an inventor by finding solutions to common problems that people experience daily. If you want to turn your passion into a business and find meaning in your life, this is the book for you."
“The author’s friendly tone eliminates much of the intimidation surrounding the creation, patenting, and marketing of a new product…will inspire wannabe inventors.” --Publishers Weekly
"…great book to read as you start down the path of moving from dreaming about your great idea to actually bringing that idea to life." --Portland Book Review
“Devour an excellent new book … opens a big wide door for waves of imaginative women inventors.” --Joyce Lain Kennedy, Syndicated Careers Columnist, Tribune Media
“With overflowing enthusiasm, Nolan-Brown helps readers take their creative notions from mind to market…like someone holding your hand during the process.” --The Bookworm Sez
“…love this book and have gained a lot of insight and ideas that I can directly apply to my current needs…I am inspired by Patricia Nolan-Brown." --BlogFace
“This comprehensive go-to book is a great resource guide for any new inventor shy or scared to take the first leap into a venture.” --Bookpleasures
"A fertile hybrid of how-to handbook and can-do motivator." --New Equipment Digest
“…an excellent guidebook to help you navigate through the important steps needed by a successful inventor." --PowerHomeBiz.com
You don’t have to be a mechanical genius to be an inventor. Anyone can invent—a parent wrestling with a baby sling . . . a coach frustrated with slick-soled running shoes . . . an office worker determined to keep the computer cords untangled. Inventing is simply finding clever solutions to everyday challenges.
Author and inventor Patricia Nolan-Brown has turned common annoyances into ingenious and money-making products. She shares the tricks of her trade in Idea to Invention, a practical guide that helps ordinary people look at their world with the eyes of an inventor. Readers will learn six simple steps to invention—and discover:
• How they rate on six crucial personality traits
• Creativity habits that spark invention
• The power of tape-and-paper prototypes to refine their vision
• How to navigate the ins and outs of licensing and patenting their product
• The pros and cons of finding a licensed manufacturer vs. running a home-based assembly line
• How to promote their invention—from perfecting the pitch and finding store buyers to trade-show shortcuts and strategies for creating buzz online
• Product enhancements that add years to shelf life
From initial concept to thriving business, this handy guide simplifies the invention process and gives creative thinkers the competitive edge they need to achieve success.