Hi All, please check this new book... It is for sales at www.amazon.com Countless great products have failed to show up on the market because the “creators,” average people with five-second flashes of inspiration, didn’t know what to do with their ideas. The 5-Second Inventor gives these people a step-by-step guide through the process that professional developers use to produce and market products, but focuses on self-production. Ken Chuah uses his own experiences to help the beginning “inventpreneur” (an inventor/entrepreneur) with low-budget strategies, a unique screening test to pinpoint the best manufacturers, and an in-depth chapter on understanding foreign culture for the outsourcing inventpreneur. The 5-Second Inventor streamlines the process of converting ideas into products, emphasizing self-production rather than licensing deals. A reader will learn to identify his or her idea’s potential with market research pinpointing the potential product’s target audience. For security during this and the development process, The 5-Second Inventor covers different types of patents, non-disclosure agreements, and other ways to protect intellectual property. For the production phase, it outlines strategies for minimizing the initial startup budget. This includes the pros and cons of overseas manufacturing and information for the inventpreneur who chooses an overseas manufacturing partner. Ken gives advice for working with different types of retail buyers, such as big chain stores or online retailers. The 5-Second Inventor gives guides for publicity, marketing, and methods of selling one’s innovative product. Written in layman’s terms for people new to the invention industry, The 5-Second Inventor is the perfect guide for beginning inventpreneurs. Chapters: Chapter 1: invention of new products, customizing existing products, and how an inventpreneur can do both Chapter 2: market research, assuring that an invention will have an interested target audience Chapter 3: patents and protecting intellectual property Chapter 4: prototyping methods and packaging design Chapter 5: finding and evaluating overseas manufacturers Chapter 6: screening test to identify the best manufacturers—applicable for US and overseas companies Chapter 7: cultural exchange and knowledge vital to doing good business in China Chapter 8: product distribution, pricing, and retailers—finding the best way to sell an invention Chapter 9: public relations, advertising, and marketing Chapter 10: customs and shipping strategies Chapter 11: working with business partners and other tips to stay on budget and on track Appendices: links and resources for the inventpreneur Glossary: useful terms and vocabulary ~ “Anyone who wants to understand how to invent a product and take it all the way to market really needs to read this book. Instead of the usual generalities, Ken Chuah's book contains the specifics of how to get it done and who to talk to, whether you want to manufacture in the US or abroad. There are very few books which have this much helpful information.” Gary Hoover, Founder of Hoover's, Inc. and Bookstop book chain store (now Barnes & Noble) www.hoovers.com “One of the most common challenges for individual inventors and entrepreneurs is to find useful resources to guide them through the complicated path of bringing their idea to market. Ken Chuah's book provides practical information that is on topic and to the point. This book is a great resource that will help the individual take their idea to the next level.” Chris Ritchie, President, Austin Inventors and Entrepreneurs Association (AIEA) "A must for anyone wanting to make an idea into reality. Kenneth Chuah's extensive knowledge and experience with the patent process and production will help the novice navigate from conception to production." Erwin Ballarta, Security Professional for Governor Ann Richards, President George W. Bush and Head of Security for world-renowned cyclist, Lance Armstrong at Tour de France.