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Ernie J. Zelinski is an international best-selling author of several books including three retirement-related books. His How to Retire, Happy, Wild and Free has sold over 390,000 copies and has been published in 10 languages (the latest being German).

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Ernie's latest retirement book is The Joy of Being Retired: 365 Reasons Why Retirement Rocks — and Work Sucks!. It is a little different than his two international bestselling retirement books How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free and The Joy of Not Working that have sold over 700,000 copies. Ernie combines cartoon images, humor, and wisdom to provide plenty of reasons (415 in all — not only 365) to sit back, put up your feet, and use the power of creativity to get the most out of your retirement life.


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Ernie also wrote 1001 Ways to Enjoy Your Retirement which was published by French, Spanish, and Korean publishers. This book has not been published in English, however.

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French Edition of 1001 Ways to Enjoy Your Retirement
- Published by Groupe Eyrolles in Paris, France

Ernie Zelinski's signature  retirement book is The Joy of Not Working: A Book for the Retired, Unemployed, and Overworked, which has sold over 310,000 copies sold and has been published in 17 languages.

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Ernie is also a solo-entrepreneur, publisher, book marketer, prosperity life coach, and professional speaker. Ernie is an authority on the topics of early retirement, book marketing, self-publishing, selling foreign book rights, solo-entrepreneurship, and applying creativity to business and leisure. 

Feature articles about Ernie Zelinski and his best-selling books have appeared in major newspapers including Oakland Tribune, The Globe and Mail, USA TODAY, Edmonton Journal, Boston Herald, Calgary Herald, The Washington Post, Toronto Star, and Vancouver Sun. He has been interviewed by over 100 radio stations and has appeared on national television including, Turkish TV, CNN TV’s Financial News and CBC TV’s National News.

Ernie's most recent book is an inspirational fable called Look Ma, Life's Easy: How Ordinary People Attain Extraordinary Success and Remarkable Prosperity which is available in both a print edition and a Kindle edition.

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Ernie recently donated $40,000 to sponsor the annual "The Ernie J. Zelinski $3,000 Award for Individual Creativity" at the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering and the two annual "The Ernie J. Zelinski $2,500 Awards for Individual Creativity" at the University of Alberta School of Business given to students who display "quirky brilliance" in their course work or extracurricular activities.

KalDer, better known as The National Turkish Society for Quality, recently spent over $20,000 to bring Ernie to their 17th annual convention in Istanbul to speak about The Joy of Not Working to over 2,000 executives, scholars, and students. Ernie also spoke to 1,200 career professionals about The Joy of Not Working at the National Career Development Association's Global Conference in Orlando, FL in June 2017.

Ernie has negotiated over 111 book deals with publishers in 29 countries for his various books which have now sold over 1,000,000 copies worldwide. 

Following is the contact information for Europe if you would like to have Ernie Zelinski speak at your conference about How to Retire Happy, The Joy of Not Working or any other topic relating to applying creativity to leisure and business.

For North America contact Ernie Zelinski directly if you would like him to speak at your conference.

Contact Information for Ernie Zelinski
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Contact Telephone: 780-434-9202

VIP BOOKS / Creative Global Solutions
P.O. Box 4072
Edmonton, AB,
T6E 4S8 Canada

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Author of The World's Best Retirement Book
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