Professional Profile

Peter Bowerman is the author of The Well-Fed Writer (2000), TWFW: Back For Seconds (2005), The Well-Fed Self-Publisher (2007) and the 2009 edition of The Well-Fed Writer – which combined and heavily updated the content of BOTH original WFW titles. The WFW books are how-to “standards” in the lucrative field of commercial freelancing – writing for businesses, large and small, and for hourly rates of $50-125+. (For a free report entitled, “Why Commercial Writing?” click here.
His books have achieved the following milestones:

The Well-Fed Writer: Financial Self-Sufficiency as a Freelance Writer in Six Months or Less (2000)

Book-of-the-Month Club selection: Winter/Spring 2001
Quality Paperback Book Club selection: Spring 2001
Writer’s Digest Book Club selection: July 2000
– Second best-selling Featured Alternate in more than two years)

Second-place: ForeWord Magazine 2000 Book of the Year Awards (Career category)
Finalist: Publishers Marketing Association 2000 Ben Franklin Awards (Best First Book)
Honorable Mention: 2000 Writers Digest National Self-Published Book Awards
The Well-Fed Writer: Back For Seconds (2005)

Writer’s Digest Book Club selection: September 2004
Finalist: Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards (Career)
Finalist: Ben Franklin Awards: Publisher’s Marketing Association (Career)
Finalist: Georgia Writers Author of the Year Awards (Self-Published, Self-Help)

In 1993, after a 15-year career in sales and marketing, Bowerman turned his sights to freelance commercial writing. With no industry experience, no previous paid writing experience and no writing background, he built a commercial freelancing business in Atlanta, Georgia from fantasy to full-time in less than four months.

His corporate client list has included The Coca-Cola Company, MCI, BellSouth, IBM, UPS, Holiday Inn, Cingular Wireless, DuPont, American Express, Mercedes-Benz, The Discovery Channel, Junior Achievement, Georgia-Pacific, The Cartoon Network, the CDC, The American Heart Association and many others.

He has published over 250 articles and editorials, leads seminars on writing and is a professional coach on both commercial freelancing business start-up and self-publishing.


The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living (2007).

Winner: IPPY Awards ( (Writing/Publishing)
Winner Georgia Author of the Year Awards ( (Self-Help; Overall Winner: Self-Help/Inspirational)
Finalist: ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards ( (Reference)
Finalist: USABookNews “Best Books” 2007 Awards ( (Writing/Publishing)

Self-published in 2007 (as have been ALL his books), this eagerly anticipated how-to guide to making your book a commercial success – minus the big publisher or hefty marketing budget – chronicles his own successful self-publishing path, where he indeed created a full-time living for more than five years (and counting). For more details, visit:

The Well-Fed Writer – Updated Edition (2009)

Accolades, awards, and other successes will be posted as they come in!

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