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How to License Your Million Dollar Idea: Cash In On Your Inventions, New Product Ideas, Software, Web Business Ideas, And More Paperback – August 30, 2011
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If you have an idea or invention for a great new product, an app, an online business, or a reality show, How to License Your Million Dollar Idea delivers the information you need to snag a great licensing deal. Now in its third edition, this book has become the go-to source for budding inventors and entrepreneurs who have great ideas and want to cash in on them—without putting themselves at financial risk. Licensing is how you can make that happen, and this book explains exactly how it's done, by a master in this business.
You'll get tested advice on how to protect and find a licensee for your invention or your new product idea—or your idea for a new TV game show, website, software, and more. You'll also learn how to develop your creative thinking skills and objectively evaluate your ideas for their originality and commercial value. You might be sitting on an idea gold mine. This book shows you how to mine that gold and turn it into big royalty checks.
"How to License Your Million Dollar Idea acts as a step-by-step guide for any new inventor. After reading it I landed my first big licensing deal!"
—Karen Norris, inventor of the Stack Mates Storage System
"As an active inventor, I appreciate the fact that Harvey's book demystifies licensing techniques and has saved me thousands of dollars in legal fees. I believe that this book is a must-read for any inventor."
—Michael Scarzello-Kaczkowski, inventor ofRealLifeSkin
"Harvey's great book, How to License Your Million Dollar Idea, gave me the guidance and confidence to negotiate a successful licensing deal."
—Matt Butler, inventor of the Rollors game
"Harvey's book is the best one I have ever read on inventions—it challenged me to pursue my idea in a way I would have never imagined. I have been in business for three years now, fulfilling my dream of helping others with my products."
—Stephanie Longstreet, inventor of Flip Bingo
"How to License Your Million Dollar Idea has a special place in my home library. Harvey takes you step-by-step from 'nothing but an idea' to getting a licensing deal."
—Jess Kennedy Williams, inventor of the Lap Cat Bed
"Using Harvey's special step-by-step coaching, my new invention went from obscurity to global placement. And I did it all from home!"
—M. AmyLee, inventor of SongPods
"Harvey's new book, How to License Your Million Dollar Idea, is a must-read for any new or experienced inventor."
—Maureen Kalagian, inventor of the Accordikup
"How to License Your Million Dollar Idea was stolen from me at school, but not before Harvey's wise teachings gave me the inspiration to charge ahead with my new invention. I always thought I truly gifted that stranger that stole the book from me."
—Kim Edomwonyi, inventor of Cheese Nachos Now
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In this edition he adds how to go about licensing software, Internet businesses and game/reality TV shows, and those sections to me were the weakest.
One aspect I found odd is that he warns several times throughout the book not to fall for invention marketing companies, which will simply milk you of money then leave you dry. But at the same time he says he offers services that seem very similar for a fee. I'm not sure what the difference is between those other companies and Reese's own. Since he says repeatedly in his book that it's best to try to get a license yourself, I think you should just skip using his service. I know I will.
Because of the weaker sections and the self-promotional aspects to the book I knocked one star off the rating. Still, I do recommend the book if you have an idea that you think can be commercialized.
For more in-depth book reviews I've done, search for goldenrulecomics on hubpages.com.
Overall a very good, easy to read book that shows you exactly what the title says, and does it well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book. Very much nuts and bolts ready to be applied information.Published 13 days ago by Ian Driscoll
Shipped quickly and book is great! Highly recommend book & highly recommend seller!Published 3 months ago by Chris
I will not recommend this book to anyone. About ninety-six percent of the book is about how to come up with a million dollar idea, not how to license it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
The title is misleading - not hard to think this is a get-rich-quick book. In fact it is very helpful for anyone that wants to license an idea. Read morePublished 10 months ago by awt
I have lots of ideas on how to make the world a better place through time and money saving products. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joshua Wilson
Although it was not specific to my invention, it had a lot of information which was easy to understand and not long winded like the other books I purchased. Straight to the point.Published 18 months ago by Phoenix44