About Jeff Rivera


Jeff Rivera is an author and inspirational media personality. He has appeared on national television, radio and print in such outlets as The Boston Globe, Publishers Weekly, Right On! Magazine, Rotarian Magazine, TMZ, WABC, WNBC, WCBS, SITV, American Latino and NPR.

He also writes or has written for Mediabistro, GalleyCat, Publishing Perspectives, Digital Book World, Examiner, American Chronicle, School Library Journal and the Huffington Post and has been invited to speak and inspire groups all over the world from South Carolina to Nigeria. He has been on panel discussions for The Library Journal, Authors Guild, the Harlem Book Fair and many others.

He is known to have broken the news that Seth Godin was ditching traditional publishing which lead to mentions on hundreds of blogs and media outlets including The LA Times, Fast Company, and New York Observer. His news break that Jackie Collins would be self-publishing the US-version of her eBook lead to mentions in The Bookseller, The Guardian, USA Today and hundreds of other outlets.

His humble beginnings of living in American poverty on welfare and food stamps as the child of a single mother, to his days living in his car and final rise to becoming a published author, journalist and media personality have inspired many.

Rivera created a massive online following before the eBook revolution even existed.  He was able to land an agent and a book deal with Warner Books (now known as Grand Central Publishing) within 7 days.  He has used the knowledge he gained from this experience to help coach his clients on social media campaigns and has helped over 100 clients take the first step in landing an agent too.


Social media and PR clients, Colleagues and Campaigns:

(Please Note: Jeff Rivera is not accepting any more PR, Marketing or Social Media Clients at this time. He is only teaching and consulting)

Mark Cuban – the billionaire (did his Mommy blogger tour)

Mark Victor Hansen – Chicken Soup for the Soul author (doing his eLaunch for his new digital product)

Author Solutions (the #1 self-publishing empire in the world – produced and interviewed for all their major author videos – Elmore Leonard, Mitch Albom, Stan Lee, etc.)

Dr. Laurence Brown (helped him sell his first 10K books in a couple of months. He went from 200 books sold since 2007 to that number in a couple of months)

Zane – 26 time NYT bestselling author (consultation on her new radio show launch)

Seth Godin – Bestselling author – Skype Tour

Nicholas Sparks – Bestselling author – Skype Tour

Alek Wek – Supermodel – Skype Tour

Half a dozen Disney Channel and Nickelodeon Kid Stars – Media training and Skype Tour

Jay Conrad Levinson – Co-writing Guerrilla Marketing to African Americans

Launched Gatekeepers Post – (over 500 bloggers from the industry from Jeff Kinney to the SVP of Editorial at HarperCollins Childrens)


Top Interviews:

Hugh Hefner, Stan Lee, Jackie Collins, Jamie Raab, Fergie, Enrique Iglesias, Avril Lavigne, Macy Gray, Joel Schumacher, James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Jeff Kinney, Harlan Coben as well as 200 others.