The New Model Adviser® top 10 adviser authors
Informed Choice chartered financial planner Martin Bamford has been named as one of the top ten adviser authors, in a survey by New Model Adviser, a Citywire publication.
Martin is the author of three personal finance books – The Money Tree, Brilliant Investing and How to Retire 10 Years Early. All three books were published by Pearson Prentice Hall and were sold nationwide in book shops and online.
The first and second were WH Smith’s business book of the month,’ said Bamford. ‘But there’s not a huge amount of money to be made from selling books. The main benefit is the enquiries it has generated. Even now, four years after the first book was published, people call me because they have read the book or someone has told them about it.’
Bamford estimates he has made ‘tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of pounds’ of business from the books. That’s not bad for three months’ work per book.
‘It was a combination of a few hours every weekend and some late nights after I had left work and fulfilled my family obligations. I’m not a morning person,’ he says.