Workshops and Events
Event: 'Lunch & Learn_Become A #1 Amazon Bestseller' Print
Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:30 am
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Contact Info:
For more information or to register and pay by phone call 813-251-8437


Karen Mertes is an award-winning, best-selling author of Plaintiff 101 The Black Book of Inside Information Your Lawyer Will Want You to Know.  Plaintiff 101 released as a #1 Amazon Best Seller and a #1 Hot New Release in Sept, 2015.  It explains in layman's terms how to protect yourself and your family financially before and during the litigation process. Since over 2 million people are injured in auto crashes each year, it's a must read for every driver!  It provides 50 Takeaways and Checklists some of which can be implemented immediately to save you time and money.
This groundbreaking book is written from the combined efforts of an attorney and a plaintiff, each with his or her own perspectives.  It gives you much of the information from inside a personal injury lawsuit from a lawyer and the plaintiff who was successful in her litigation.
Karen launched an aggressive Amazon Best Seller Campaign 5 months prior to the release of her #1 Amazon Best Seller that also resulted in Plaintiff 101 being a #1 Hot New Release for 27 out of the maximum 30 days.  Plaintiff 101 has mass appeal to plaintiff's attorneys nationwide as a teaching tool for their clients as well as a resource for their referral partners that often get the question, "I've been in an accident, what do I do now?"  Defense attorneys appreciate its insights as a valuable resource for settling cases much sooner.  Since Plaintiff 101's insights aren't taught in law schools, law students too are reading it to glean key points to get ahead.
Karen is the Founder & President of Fulfill Your Destiny.  She's directly donating all the proceeds of Plaintiff 101 to Fulfill Your Destiny helping people in our greater Tampa Bay community.
Karen will share all the valuable tips that led to the success of Plaintiff 101.  When asked, most people have a desire to write and publish a book.  Why not make it a Best Seller?  Karen will share the secrets of her successful strategy, explain the process and answer any questions so you too can become an Amazon Best Seller!
5 Key Points that Attendees will Learn from my Presentation:
  • What's an Amazon Best Seller?
  • What's an Amazon Hot New Release?
  • How to Write a Book that can Become an Amazon Best Seller?
  • What to Consider when Designing and Creating your Amazon Best Seller Campaign.
  • Increase your Bottom Line with an Action Plan for Leveraging your Book's Success for even Greater Profitability.


karen mertes photoKaren R. Mertes is a Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) from our United States Air Force.  Karen turned a life altering tragedy into a life purpose with her organization, Fulfill Your Destiny.  A car accident in 2007 when Karen's car was struck by a drunk driver traveling over 100 mph was the genesis that led her to create the organization that financially helps people whose careers have been altered by injury or other unforeseen circumstances.


Karen uses an entrepreneurial business model that she’s overlaid onto a non-profit organization, raising money for Fulfill Your Destiny in 11 ways, 5 of which involve her offering a professional service or product for donation.



Having designed this proven, successful non-profit organization, WEDU honored Karen and Fulfill Your Destiny with their Be More Entrepreneurial C1 Bank Engaged Philanthropist Award.  Some of Karen's other notable honors include being named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, INSPIRE Woman of the Year for the Iconic Woman Awards, and the Spirit of Philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  The Tampa Bay Lightning honored Karen as one of their Community Heroes.



Karen is a Professional Speaker; Award Winning, Best Selling Author; Certified Entrepreneur Coach; Certified Leadership Coach; and Certified Women’s Issues Consultant all to benefit Fulfill Your Destiny.  Karen is the creator of Fulfill Your Destiny’s annual signature event, Fulfill Your Destiny’s Spring Chari-Tea held each year in March; next on March 19, 2016.



Karen's book, Plaintiff 101 The Black Book of Inside Information Your Lawyer Will Want You to Know, a #1 Amazon Best Seller and a #1 Amazon Hot New Release explains in layman's terms how to protect yourself and your family financially before and during the litigation process.  It's a must read for every driver!




richter_tara-150x150Tara Richter is the President of Richter Publishing LLC. She specializes in helping business owners how to write their non-fiction story in 4 weeks & publish a book in order to become an expert in their industry. She has written and published 10 of her own books. Tara now has published many other authors in her local Tampa bay area including Anthony Amos & celebrity entrepreneur, Kevin Harrington, Shark from ABC’s “Shark Tank” with their joint book, “How to Catch a Shark.”


11:30 a.m. - 12 noon - Registration and networking
Presentation promptly begins at 12 noon
Lunch will be provided to those with advance registration

Nonmembers: $10

Location: 305 S Hyde Park Ave Tampa, FL 33606
Parking in back parking lot of CFW or at the United Methodist parking lot at the corner of Azeele and Cedar.

*Must be a current 2016 Member

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