PANEL: Real-World Success Stories on How to Own Your Niche and Sell More Books

During this engaging discussion, learn how these authors are selling books, building community, and creating book sales in the thousands. NFWC attendees are encouraged to join us live and share your questions, too.


Mark-PaulMark Paul‘s book, The Greatest Gambling Story Ever Told: A True Tale of Three Gamblers, The Kentucky Derby, and the Mexican Cartel has sold over 35k copies to date and is currently being shopped for film rights. Mark lives for action and adventure at locations where gambling occurs. While racing motorcycles at age 15, he was incarcerated in a Mexican jail (he was released after six days, completely rehabilitated). He began his gambling career by sneaking into Hollywood Park and Santa Anita at age 16 by giving degenerate looking gamblers free betting tickets in exchange for pretending they were his parents. Mark made a 5,000-mile sail boat journey through the Panama Canal and then on to the island of Jamaica, to attend Caribbean and South American horseraces. He completed these gambling junkets alone, via bus, to gamble at the local thoroughbred racetracks. Blond and blue eyed, he stood out from the local horseplayers. He was robbed a few times. He was a participant in a $1 million win on the 1988 Kentucky Derby with two other gamblers through a bet placed in Tijuana, Mexico. Cashing this wager and getting back to U.S. soil alive was the adventure of a lifetime. He has owned interests in 34 racehorses. Mark has enjoyed a long career in commercial real estate in Southern California having transacted over $3 billion worth of transactions. With his wife, Renee, Mark raised over $750,000 for City of Hope Cancer research through events held at the Santa Anita racetrack. In May 2018 the Supreme Court ruled to allow State legalized sports betting. Mark believes that public interest in gambling and sports in general will reach new levels, and he plans to chronicle the lives of adventurous risk takers who aim to win the benefits from life-changing horseraces, and other kinds of sporting events. Learn more: