In the space of five days, more than 1000 copies of The Rich Rules have been sold – and the book has just gone ‘live’ on Amazon.
The book was launched at Wrexham’s new Carnival of Books festival – but Green has found it difficult finding the time to promote a book which majors on ‘steps to wealth and happiness’.
“Just after launching the book, I was heading for the airport to board a flight to South Africa for a speaking engagement in Johannesburg,” said 51-year-old Green.
“It seems to be the way of things nowadays as I am lucky to be in demand as a business and motivation public speaker at major events worldwide.
“I had to fit in the book launch just after returning from a trip to New Zealand, so the last few weeks have been a whirlwind and getting time to promote the new book has been a struggle.
“It’s been a bonkers couple of weeks with all the travelling and I’ve been too busy to worry too much about how the book is selling.
“Having said that, there’s been a flurry of activity and interest in the book, which also promises to give the reader 100 profitable business ideas.
“It’s self-penned, which may surprise many as it is well-known that I am dyslexic.
“That was a challenge, but I worked my way around it and I’m very pleased with the end result.”
Public speaking takes up a lot of Green’s time nowadays, but he finds it all very rewarding.
“I’ve been privileged to be on the same speaking bill as former United States President Bill Clinton. Last weekend, I was on the same bill as Nick Vujicic, a truly inspirational Australian who was born with no arms and no legs.
“Nick has a motto, ‘No limbs, No limits’. He’s simply remarkable and a wonderful inspiration.
“I share Nick’s passion for inspiring and encouraging other people to do better, so the public speaking thing is something very dear to my heart. I believe passionately in helping other people.”
Green, now one of the UK’s biggest private sector landlords has revealed his secrets to success in his new book, full title, The Rich Rules, Steps to Wealth and Happiness.
“The book is about helping others get in the right mind set to achieve success.
“And part of that is about telling my story and how I got there. It’s a no holds barred, ‘this is me’ book, and I know some people might think I’m a bit weird, but that’s OK, Entrepreneurs tend to be a little bit different.”
Green was homeless in 1988 and his story is truly one of rags to riches.
The Rich Rules Steps to Wealth and Happiness is published by Gomer Press, price £9.97.
Green is an ambassador for the Make A Wish charity which grants wishes to seriously ill children and 10 per cent of the purchase price of the book will be donated to the charity (a minimum of 99p per sale of each book).
The book went ‘live’ on Amazon.co.uk today.
Paperback: 275 pages
Publisher: Kevin Green (14 Feb. 2015)