A marvel of a book!

“Edith G. Tolchin’s Secrets of Successful Women Inventors is a marvel of a book. Filled with fascinating case studies of women inventors, it entertains, educates, and inspires. I learned so much about how to patent my IP and how to go about getting it from concept to final manufacturing, including marketing. Anyone with an original idea for a product should read this very interesting and informative book!”

—Lisa Rojany, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the New York Journal of Books

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Excerpted from Helen Dumont's Bookshelf

Exceptionally well researched, written, organized and presented, "Secrets of Successful Women Inventors: How They Swam with the "Sharks" and Hundreds of Other Ways to Commercialize Your Own Inventions" is an inherently fascinating, exceptionally informative, and impressively inspiring. While especially and unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and college/university library Women in Business collections and supplemental MBA curriculum studies lists, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of MBA students, academia, female corporate executives and aspiring entrepreneurs that "Secrets of Successful Women Inventors" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $11.99).

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Coatesville businesswoman provides tips for inventors in new book

You’ve had this nagging idea that you think might change the world and make you a load of dough.

But where to start – what to do – with what might turn into your Edison-like invention?

Susan Springsteen, of nth Solutions, LLC., has put out a road map of how to make your idea a reality after penning a chapter in the book, “Secrets of Successful Women Inventors by Edith G. Tolchin.”

Springsteen’s chapter is titled, “The nth Solutions, LLC Story – Advancing Innovation from Concept to Revenue.”

Springsteen said that many inventors with great ideas just don’t know where to start and are overwhelmed.

“They are afraid of someone taking advantage of them,” Springsteen said of budding inventors. “They don’t even know what questions to ask.”

Excerpted from Daily Local News (click on the link for the whole story)

Medium - October 16. 2023

Book Review: Secrets of Successful Women Inventors: How They Swam with the “Sharks” and Hundreds of Other Ways to Commercialize Your Own Inventions

By Jana R. Martin

The double helix (Rosalind Franklin, not Watson and Crick). The life raft (Maria Beasley). Kevlar (Stephanie Kwolek). Computer programming (Grace Hopper). Isolating stem cells (Ann Tsukamoto). The theory of radioactivity (Marie Curie). Solar-powered heating (Maria Telkes). Also, ice cream (Nancy Johnson). What do they all have in common? Groundbreaking inventions all, but in many cases, you’ve never heard of the women behind them. There’s a long history of women inventors that’s also a history of fighting for recognition — and upending the stereotype that innovation is essentially male territory. Women continue to innovate in groundbreaking ways that are disrupting markets and changing lives — if they can get their invention off the ground and into production. Edith G. Tolchin’s Secrets of Successful Women Inventors will certainly help.

Excerpted from janamartinwriter.medium.com (click on the link to see the full review)

Booksonline September 15 2023

Secrets of Successful Women Inventors: How They Swam with the “Sharks” and Hundreds of Other Ways to Commercialize Your Own Inventions.

Edited by Edith G. Tolchin.
Oct. 2023. 280p. illus. Square One, paper, $19.95
(9780757005244); e-book (9780757055249). 305.43.

A series of 19 testimonials proves that America can indeed be the land of invention opportunities for women. Primarily selecting her subjects from episodes of Shark Tank (“Shark” Barbara Corcoran’s name appears prominently), editor-author Tolchin (Secrets of Successful Inventing, 2015) lets each individual tell her own entrepreneurial tale, ranging from Squid Socks (baby footies that actually stay on) to the Bug Bite Thing, a reusable tool that suctions out the “poison” from mosquito and other insect bites. (Sadly, there are no photographs/illustrations of the inventions.) The inventors’ stories are remarkably similar, centering on the “eureka” moment, patent and manufacturing trials, marketing plans, and lessons learned. The profiles are followed by a section that includes inventing how-to’s and remarks from experts on intellectual property, public relations, social media, funding resources, and the like. This inspirational tome on do-it-yourself inventing would make a great pairing with other related practicums.
Barbara Jacobs

Excerpted from https://www.booklistonline.com September 15, 2023

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