Ricky Shetty – Amazon Best Selling Author

Amazon Best Selling Author

WE DID IT!  We reached the #1 spot on Amazon in the category of fatherhood! As of today, I can officially call myself an Amazon Best Selling Author!  I must thank so many people for making my dream come true. Here are a few special people that come at the top of the list: 1) Anne & Rianne 2) Bob Burnham 3) Kenneth Kwok 4) Pollux Chung, Noel Blain, & Aron Zhu  5) Broadway … [Read more...]

Father’s Day – Book Launch Party


I held my first ever Book Launch Party this Father's Day (Sunday, June 16, 2013) at Broadway Church in East Vancouver. I am so grateful that Broadway Church allowed me to hold our Book Launch at our home church. First, Pastor Phil promoted the book in front of an audience of 1000+ people, secondly, they showed my Video Trailer on the big screen, and lastly, I was able to do a book signing in the … [Read more...]

Amazon Best Seller Campaign


I need your help: to become an Amazon best seller, I need to sell as many books as possible between 9 am - 12 pm (3 hour timeframe) as this will help me become an Amazon best seller in the relationship, parenting, and fatherhood categories. Thank you for supporting our book launch and especially our mission to help build strong fathers. … [Read more...]

East Van Graphics

East Van Graphics

It's been quite the journey publishing my own book. I've done lots of research into the various publishing options including going with a traditional publisher, hybrid publishing, and self-publishing. I finally decided to go with the self-publishing option because it gives the most royalties, the most flexibility, and the most freedom about how your book will look and how to market it. After … [Read more...]

Wisdom from Daddies – Book Trailers

3D Cover of "Wisdom from Daddies"

Mission accomplished!  My first printed book is going on sale this Father's Day (Sunday, June 16, 2013) It's been an exciting six months writing, editing, revising, formatting, publishing, marketing, and finally doing the official Book Launch Party! I have learned a lot during the process - so much wisdom and insights from the 100 dads I interviewed, but also lots of strategies into the entire … [Read more...]

Book Launch Party

Book Cover

This Sunday, June 16, 2013 will be the official Book Launch Party of "Wisdom from Daddies." It's been a long and difficult six months from conception, to writing, to editing, to revising, to formatting, to publishing, to marketing, and finally to launching it publicly. Broadway Church will be showing our Video Trailer during both of their morning services (9 am and 11:15 am) followed by a book … [Read more...]

Book Launch Team

Book Launch Team

As Father's Day is rapidly approaching, I have assembled a Book Launch Team to help me promote my book which is being released globally on Father's Day (Sunday, June 16, 2013). It's my first time writing a book, first time publishing a book, first time marketing a book, first time doing a video trailer for a book launch, first time holding a book launch party, first time doing a press release, and … [Read more...]

Book Trailer


One of the best marketing strategies for your book is do an official book trailer. My friend Pollux Chung made an incredible video trailer for our book which outlines the origin of the book writing process from idea to implementation! The book trailer took about 3 hours to shoot from 8 am - 11 am. Here's the rough sequence of the video shooting: 1) SCENE 1 (HOME) - Ricky looking at Vision … [Read more...]

How to Publish a Book


Writing and publishing my own book has been one of the most rewarding (and challenging) things I have done in my life! On New Years Day, I set my goals for 2013: one of my missions was to write, edit, revise, rewrite, format, and finally publish my book by Father's Day (that gave me only 6 months). There were a few late nights where I stayed up until 3 am to meet deadlines, and I even had to pull … [Read more...]