About Me

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Hello! I'm Eldon Sarte.

I’ve never been a fan of tooting my own horn, so I’ll just hit what I think are the professional highlights here.  If you want specifics and details, just contact me.

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Weird

I’m one of those weird guys who does a whole bunch of different, typically unrelated things very well, and seemingly with little effort — writing and speaking; graphics and design; computer programming and software development; math and science; yada yada.

All the various skill sets do come together pretty well in publishing.

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Publishing it is, then!

Which explains why for over 25 years, I’ve been neck deep in all aspects of media and the publishing industry. As a pro, I started working a variety of editorial and data processing/marketing jobs for magazines, including The New RepublicFriends of WINE (Managing Editor, Circulation Director) and Computer Digest (Editor-in-Chief). In the 90s, I went off on my own, developing books, publications and courseware for corporate clients.

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Surgeries

Unfortunately, in 1996, I had to undergo four extensive and lengthy brain surgeries to remove what the doctors thought at first was a massive brain tumor. Lucky me, it was non-cancerous, but the extremely difficult and delicate procedures managed to take their toll: I spent a considerable amount of time in therapy and rehab afterwards, and have had to adjust to living with a number of resulting disabilities since.

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I’m back in business!

But lucky me #2: The Internet exploded! It let me continue serving and helping people “virtually” online, without any of the darned physical challenges getting in the way. Yaaay!

I started writing and publishing e-Factory Newsdesk, a daily email “ezine” newsletter that became The Dirtsmart Netpreneur, a popular small business ezine. It was acquired by e-publishing pioneer Intellectua.com. I also joined the startup and helped develop and produce a line of over 80 business and career ebooks; I also wrote and produced the very first ebook it sold in its library, .COMstruction: The Basics.

Wordpreneur Peeps: 107 Successful Indie Publishers

In 2000, I launched Wordpreneur.com, a business site for independent writers, which gained in popularity for a spell, earning a spot on Writer’s Digest magazine’s annual list of Top 100 Websites for Writers.

I’ve published and sold a number of non-fiction Kindle titles on Amazon through the years (Wordpreneur ReloadedGolfpreneur: eBayWordpreneur PeepsFrom Free to BookOnline Ka-ching!, etc.). Now outdated, I’ve taken them out-of-print, and have been working on new lines of Kindle books.

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So, what now?

Online publishing projects. More books. Consulting. And writing! (And that includes freelance and ghostwriting.) Need any of that kind of help with your projects? Let’s hook up! 🙂