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Author: Patricia Nolan-Brown Narrator: Karen Saltus Publisher: Recorded Books: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9781469028415
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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 will 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; and 
  • 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.

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About the Author

Patricia Nolan-Brown has been inventing and marketing problem-solving products for more than twenty years. Among her many inventions is a bestselling car seat mirror, sold internationally, which enables drivers to see infants placed in rear-facing car seats. In addition to being a serial inventor, Nolan-Brown is also a consultant, video-blogger, and motivational speaker for widely diverse groups, from Fortune 500 CEOs to grade-school science-fair hopefuls. She lives near Boston with her family.

About the Narrator

Karen Saltus has narrated television and radio commercials, audiobooks, textbooks, multimedia, film, and voice prompts for interactive telephone applications. She began her career thirty years ago at a radio station in Portland, Maine. She later became a creative director for a station in Massachussetts. In 1994 she became a full-time freelance voice-over talent.