Monday, May 26, 2008

New Issue of ID Is Out - Come And Get It!

OK, Edison Nation Gold Members ... for the past couple of days you've had access to the latest edition of Inventors Digest.

This month, we feature famed British inventor James Dyson. Read how he took on the goliaths in the vacuum industry ... and won!

We give Gold Members advance access to the magazine. The entire issue is available on a PDF.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Thank You, Providence

We returned from the final Season Three casting call for Everyday Edisons safe and sound. It was great meeting all of you last weekend. I always come away from these things with a great sense of uplift. A special shout out to Ron Komorowski, a New Jersey inventor who helped me at the Inventors Digest booth. He’s a great evangelist for the magazine and inventors.
You should check out the forum at Edison Nation to see what attendees are saying about the event.

Providence provided a mother lode of potential products for commercialization, I'm told.

What amazed me was how far some of the attendees trekked. There was one guy from Oregon!
Although I didn’t get a lot of time to take in the sights of Providence, some colleagues and I enjoyed a 4-hour walking tour of downtown Boston. ID Assistant Editor Mary Dickson (pictured) graduated from Boston University. She gave us an insider’s look at her college town. My favorites: Fenway Park (natch), where I persuaded some union guy to allow my bud Arcadio inside to take a quick picture, and the Granary Cemetery, where some of our country’s Founding Fathers and Mother Goose are buried.

I’ve got some exciting news about some major media attention coming our way. Stay tuned ….

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Meet the Vacuum Rebel

Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll be featuring in our upcoming issue of Inventors Digest :

We travelled to Malmesbury, England, to meet with James Dyson, inventor of the Cyclone line of bagless vacuums. Our story chronicles his 14-year struggle to market his revolutionary line of products. Established industry experts mocked and rebuffed him.
“If there were a way to build a better vacuum,” they all told him, “Hoover or Electrolux would have invented it.” When Dyson proved them wrong and his product became the leading-selling vacuum in the UK, some of those very naysayers copied his products and infringed on his patents.
His is an amazing story of intelligence and persistence, tinged with a bit of rebellion. Look for the July issue to hit in the coming weeks. Early editions will be available at Edison Nation, where you can get a free subscription to the print edition by becoming a Gold Member.