In the brief period since its release in October, The Writer Within You, the latest book by author Charles Jacobs has been designated one of the Best Books of 2007 by USA BookNews and received a Gold Medal as a Best Business Book of 2007 in the Axiom awards program.


ForeWord Magazine announced last week that the book was one of the finalists from which  medalists will be selected and announced at the forthcoming Book Expo in Los Angeles .


Subtitled A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing in Your Retirement Years, the book has consistently received five star ratings in reviews on the three major .com booksellers. It is currently in its second printing.


Jacobs, whose background includes top positions on newspapers and magazines on both coasts, began actively freelancing after his retirement. He has published more than 750 articles in periodicals throughout the United States and Canada .


Recognizing a need expressed by seniors whenever he has been invited to speak, Jacobs created this comprehensive guide to help seniors turn their long-held dreams of writing into reality.


A survey by the Gallup Organization reports that 81% of mature American adults long to write a book. Jacobs was determined to make that task more achievable by preparing a comprehensive overview of the basics they need to get started.


The Writer Within You is available through bookstores or can be purchased on the author’s website,




Additional information and photos of the book cover and author are available in the Press Room of Jacobs can be contacted directly at 813-769-9144

or by e-mail at [email protected]. Review copies available.

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