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Turning outstanding individuals into best-selling authors and thought leaders.

Michael Levin has earned highest praise from The New Yorker, New York Times, Newsweek, People Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Esquire, San Francisco Examiner, Publishers Weekly, and many other top national outlets.

Michael has ghostwritten two New York Times bestsellers and 22 national bestsellers in all. Michael’s work has been optioned and/or made by Disney, Steven Soderbergh, Paramount, HBO, and ABC.


Dave Winfield Major League Baseball Hall of Famer

REQUEST
A book that explains to parents how best to prepare their kids for Major League baseball.

PROCESS
After conversations with Dave, it became clear that he was extremely passionate about sharing ideas on helping baseball regain its stature as America’s National Pastime, not just helping parents. Michael put together a book plan that addressed all of baseball’s constituencies—owners, players, fans, the commissioner’s office, as well as parents.

RESULT
Dropping The Ball, a six-figure deal with Simon & Schuster, and a national bestseller.

I’d say my 2006 first-round draft pick for a coauthor was an extremely successful one.

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Nealy Fischer The Flexible Chef

REQUEST
Create a book proposal that would get a high dollar deal with a major publishing house for Nealy Fischer, a YouTube celebrity chef based in Hong Kong.

PROCESS
We interviewed Nealy at length and created a book proposal—a selling document used in order to get deals with major houses—that reflected her unique personality, approach to healthy cooking, and her beautiful family.

RESULT
A sizable deal with Hachette leading to the raising of her brand on an international level.

Michael is a genius with words and was able to put my thoughts on a page eloquently. He’s also a real mensch and a great pleasure to work with.


Pat Summerall NFL Broadcasting Legend

REQUEST
Create a new memoir for the NFL broadcasting star.

PROCESS
We recognized that Pat was the only player in history to be coached by NFL greats Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi…in the same season.

RESULT
Giants: What I Learned About Life from Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry, published by Wiley, and beloved by football fans.

My co-author, Michael Levin, was the first person to realize that a book about the lessons from my time with coaches Tom Landry and Vince Lombardi could be a success. I enjoyed our interviews, and I respect his knowledge of football.

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Howard Bragman Top Hollywood Publicist

REQUEST
Howard, who has worked with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Madonna and beyond, wanted to capture his process and share it with businesspeople who needed to understand public relations.

PROCESS
We came up with a ten-step approach for small to medium sized businesses to get publicity in their communities.

RESULT
Where’s My Fifteen Minutes?: Get Your Company, Your Cause, or Yourself the Recognition You Deserve, a national bestseller published by Penguin.

Thank you, Michael Levin, for taking me from crayons to perfume.

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Jackie & Doug Christie NBA Star & Reality TV stars

REQUEST
The Christies wanted to rehabilitate their reputations, which had taken a beating because Doug did not fit with the NBA’s “bad boy” image. They needed the book in six weeks.

PROCESS
We conducted interviews in a day and a half, wrote the entire manuscript in a week, and had it edited, vetted by attorneys, and published in hardcover within six weeks.

RESULT
A national bestseller that enabled the Christies to follow their dream, developing outstanding, attractive, low-income housing in their native Seattle.

You were awesome … and amazingly fast!


Zig Ziglar Beloved Motivational Author & Speaker

REQUEST
Zig’s last book was also to be his son, Tom’s, first book. The manuscript was complete, but needed an extra polish.

PROCESS
As a long time admirer of Zig’s, Michael wrote a comment letter on the manuscript that unlocked more of Zig’s great stories and took the manuscript to a higher level.

RESULT
Zig’s last book touched the lives of millions and launched his son Tom’s writing career.

Thank you, Michael Levin, for making my best work even better.


Tate Groome Financial Services

REQUEST
Create a book that would make a complex approach to insurance both understandable and desirable for high net-worth individuals and families.

PROCESS & RESULT
We interviewed Tate, gained an understanding of his approach to insurance, and created a book, The Best Policy, that has positioned Tate as the leading authority in his field.

Writing a book with Michael Levin has been the single biggest accomplishment of my professional career and has elevated me to an elite status in my industry I couldn’t have reached so quickly without your help.

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Gary Kadi Consulting, NextLevel Practice

REQUEST
Create a book that would position Gary as the foremost consultant to dental practices.

PROCESS
We identified a seven-step process by which Gary transforms dental practices, to optimize patient care, team member satisfaction, and net income.

RESULT
Million Dollar Dentistry, which has sold more than 50,000 copies worldwide, and has helped Gary develop a $10 million consultancy.

Michael Levin turns ‘Blah-blah-blah into Aha!’ like no one else on the planet!

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Timothy Patten Ghostwritten Novel

REQUEST
Tim came to us with a desire to tell a nonfiction story about malfeasance in a $100 million family business.

PROCESS
We proposed instead telling the same story as a novel, in order to attract a broader audience and avoid any risk of legal action.

RESULT
Money, Family, Murder, an intensely enjoyable full-length mystery novel that met Tim’s goals while at the same time protecting the privacy of all concerned.

Michael and his staff helped me to take some actual events in my life and turn them into a non-fiction novel. They were instrumental in the final design, structure, editing and publishing of my book.  I am so grateful for their professional experience and support!


Gary Albrecht Coaching

REQUEST
Gary had written a novel, but knew it was not quite everything it needed to be.

PROCESS
We provided a full-length comment letter—our letters typically run 25 to 50 pages—laying out everything he needed to do in order to maximize the quality and readability of his novel.

RESULT
Freedom Sees, Freedom Knows, a highly successful publishing debut. In Gary’s words: “Michael understands the need for books to have an appeal for the television and movie market, as well as aspiring writers learning from the great writers of the past.  Michael is an intellectual without sounding complicated.”

Michael Levin is a discerning and kind writing coach who has won consistent plaudits from the many persons I’ve sent his way.
—Internationally Bestselling Author Scott Turow


Rená Puebla Entrepreneurship

REQUEST & PROCESS
Create a book with three goals—position Rená as the leading authority in the field of high-level event planning in Southern California; drive business to her firm; and launch her career as a consultant and speaker in her field.

RESULT
Creation of thought leadership stature, a meaningful boost in income, and a new career as speaker and authority

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What People Say About Michael Levin

Alan MulallyMichael is a good guy and a fine writer to work with.
— Alan Mullaly / Former CEO of Boeing & Ford
Zig ZiglarThank you, Michael Levin, for making my best work even better.
— Zig Ziglar / Legendary Author
Steve MortonHiring Michael Levin to help me get a book out was the smartest thing I’ve ever done for marketing my business.
— Steve Morton / Financial Advisor
Tate GroomeWriting a book with Michael Levin has been the single biggest accomplishment of my professional career and has elevated me to an elite status in my industry—I couldn’t have reached so quickly without Michael’s help.
—Tate Groome CEO, Colton Groome & Company
Scott TurowMichael Levin is a discerning and kind writing coach who has won consistent plaudits from the many persons I’ve sent his way.
—Internationally Best-selling Author Scott Turow
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Years Writing

876

Books Written

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National Bestsellers


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