Books Written by Simon:

Music Business Hacks

musicbusinesshacksDo you have 15 minutes to spare? If you want to spend more time doing and less time reading, this is going to be your kind of book. This isn’t the kind of cover-to-cover manual on the music business where you have to figure out how to apply vague concepts to your career. No, this is your recipe book for music business success. Every section is broken down into short bites with specific actions that you can take to begin taking control of your music career right away. Crammed with over 2,000 tips and idea-generators, this book will let you hack your way through the music business. Also, it features advice from A&R reps, label owners, publicists, attorneys, artists, and more!

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How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements

How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements provides step-by-step, How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsementspractical advice on how to build sustainable, mutually beneficial partnerships that can help your organization succeed. Whether you are representing a non-profit organization, a musician in a band, or an athlete looking for product and cash support, this book will become a resource that you can turn to over and over again.

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Books featuring Simon:

Where Are You From? An Anthology of Asian American Writing (Volume 1)

What does it mean to be an Asian American in the twenty-first century? In mainstream America, cliched stereotypes about Asian people as model minorities, asexual techno-geeks, hypersexual dragon ladies, perpetual foreigners, or Yellow Peril “threats” continue to persist — though they are frequently concealed behind politically correct slogans like colorblindness and diversity. Where Are You From?: An Anthology of Asian American Writing challenges these viewpoints. The writings and art in this anthology envision Asian American identity, culture, and politics on our own terms, through our own experiences and unique perspectives. Incorporating a diverse range of personal essays, stories, critical articles, poems, art, and other work, this anthology seeks to express the truth of our lived realities and to give voice to an Asian America that is frequently marginalized by society. Read Simon’s essay, “A Slanted View” in this anthology!

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The Millennial Game Plan: Career and Money Secrets to Succeed in Today’s World by Laura Shin


Don’t let a bad job market spoil your goals. The Millennial Game Plan lays out a vital blueprint for success—no matter the economy. Through the stories of millennials thriving on their terms and the author’s tales of her own lessons learned, you’ll learn how to forge a career in an awful economy, earn more, finance your own ventures, focus in an age of distraction, make the grad school decision and manage your money. It covers both tried-and-true advice to last a lifetime, plus offers tips on navigating some new opportunities. The best way to succeed is by starting within.

This book highlights Simon’s career as a marketer, musician, and activist with two chapters on his work.

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Nonprofit Fundraising 101 by Daniel Rodriguez Heyman


518wlyhkujl-_sx331_bo1204203200_Based on expert advice and insights from a variety of respected industry experts, Nonprofit Fundraising 101 is an essential text for nonprofit professionals, volunteers, activists, and social entrepreneurs who want to leverage best practices to promote their cause. Built upon the success of the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101, this easy to digest book provides practical, comprehensive guidance for nonprofit fundraising around the globe. With tips and tools, expert advice, and real-world insights from almost fifty industry leaders, including Simon Tam, this robust resource addresses the entire spectrum of fundraising for nonprofits.

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