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Dave Kerpen

Dave Kerpen

New York, New York

Dad, Husband, 4x NYT Bestselling Author. Dave’s four books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide and have been translated into 14 languages.

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Dave Kerpen has an extensive and loyal email list and social media following, which have both helped his previous books reach thousands of copies sold. The messaging of promotions for this book will be different since this is a fiction title, but is able to connect with previous readers of his non-fiction business books and extended community. Social media following: Facebook - 28K, Twitter - 57K, LinkedIn - 668K

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Dave is a dad and husband, a serial entrepreneur, New York Times best selling author, and global keynote speaker. Dave recently started as the interim CEO of UMA Health, an online mental health and executive coaching marketplace which connects clients to top providers to help them deal with challenges and become happier, more productive, self-actualized members of society, achieving peak performance in their careers and lives. He is the Founder and Chairman of Likeable Local, a social media software company serving thousands of small businesses, as well as the chairman and cofounder of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency for big brands. His newest book, The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want is out now. 

Following Kerpen’s sponsored wedding which raised over $100,000 including $20K for charity, he and his wife Carrie started and transformed theKBuzz (founded in 2007) into Likeable Media, the only 3-time WOMMY Award winner for excellence from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and one of the 500 fastest growing private companies in the US according to INC Magazine for consecutive years. Kerpen is among the most popular writers in LinkedIn’s Influencer program, one of the most-read contributors for , and has been featured by CNBC, BBC, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, the TODAY Show, the New York Times, and more.
He has also keynoted at dozens of conferences across the globe including Singapore, Athens, Dubai, San Francisco and Mexico City. Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook and Other Social Networks, was Kerpen’s first New York Times bestselling book. He followed Likeable Social Media with two more bestselling books, Likeable Business and Likeable Leadership. His fourth book, The Art of People, offers 53 bite-sized, easy-to-execute, and often counterintuitive tips, to learn and master the 11 People Skills that will get readers more of what they want at work, at home, and in life.

Normal is his first novel.
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Success! Normal sold 789 pre-orders by Nov. 1, 2018, was pitched to 107 publishers, and will be self published.

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Receive the paperback copy of "Normal." The first 200 people to preorder this reward get an exclusive invite to the book launch party in New York after the book is published. Dave will be there signing copies.

**20% of total book sales for the 1st 5,000 preorders will go to, a United States–based 501 nonprofit organization that donates directly to public school classroom projects. Founded in 2000 by former public school teacher Charles Best, was among the first civic crowdfunding platforms of its kind.

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2 paperback copies of "Normal," to share with a friend. This is a more popular bonus in the fiction world. Do you know someone who loves a good middle grade novel? This makes the perfect gift. *One of them will by a signed and personalized copy by Dave Kerpen.

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**20% of total book sales for the 1st 5,000 preorders go to, a United States–based 501 nonprofit organization that donates directly to public school classroom projects. Founded in 2000 by former public school teacher Charles Best, was among the first civic crowdfunding platforms of its kind.

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**20% of total book sales for the 1st 5,000 preorders will go to, a United States–based 501 nonprofit organization that donates directly to public school classroom projects. Founded in 2000 by former public school teacher Charles Best, was among the first civic crowdfunding platforms of its kind.

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Dave is a Global Keynote Speaker and has established himself as a force of people skills and business acumen in the ever-evolving social media world. Dave thrives at the intersection of likeability and ambition, where he has forged his own role as an expert and leader.

**If you hire Dave to speak during this 30 days preorder campaign for "Normal," he will give your entire audience a copy of his new middle grade fiction book, up to 500 copies.

**20% of total book sales for the 1st 5,000 preorders will go to, a United States–based 501 nonprofit organization that donates directly to public school classroom projects. Founded in 2000 by former public school teacher Charles Best, was among the first civic crowdfunding platforms of its kind.

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Four 12-year-olds living in New York City, each of whom thinks that their family isn't normal. At a new school, they have a life changing experience and learn that there's something much better than "normal."

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Plot in three lines

Four New York City tweens struggle with what they consider to be an abnormal family lifestyle, only to discover that their apparent weirdness makes them special enough to get into Hunter, a Manhattan public school known for being the best in the city.

DAVID is an eleven-year-old kid from Brooklyn whose father suffers from bipolar disorder and who’s forced to take care of his younger siblings while his working mother looks after his dad, who is frequently committed to the psych ward in a mental facility.

TIFFANY is a twelve-year-old math wiz whose mother works all day long while her father gets drunk and her older sister goes out to party with her friends and/or boyfriend. She usually cooks dinner for the family, since she’s the only who gets home early.

ALBERT is an Asian boy from Chinatown whose parents got divorced because his father came out as gay and moved in with his boyfriend Jeff. His mom’s traditional and conservative values, which are shared by the Chinese American community, keep him from talking about what he calls the “family secret.”

JOCELYN  is an African American girl from the Bronx whose mother died of breast cancer while her father remarried a white and Jewish woman named Celia, whom she dislikes for trying to take her Mom’s place (she even calls her “Grinch”).

Sixth grade is a major struggle for each of the four kids in their respective schools

However, through a variety of different paths, in February, they all end up meeting to take an exam to get into Hunter, a special public school in Manhattan for grades 7 through 12.

Despite their ongoing challenges at home and at their current schools, the four kids pass the Hunter test and find out in June that they’ve gotten in. 

They all meet again in September, in seventh grade at this new school, in class, and thanks to a very special communications & theater teacher Mrs. Marsh, their lives change forever, for the better. During a vulnerable, risky class activity on the 2nd day of school, the four kids each take a chance, and find out just how much they actually have in common with each other. 

The 4 stories are told through the eyes of each of the four protagonists, alternating each chapter.

By the end of the book, DAVID, TIFFANY, ALBERT, and JOCELYN realize that there might not be anything "normal" about anyone.

And most important, they come to all understand that they're pretty cool as they all are. 

For 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th graders and their parents, Normal is a compelling character-driven tale of growing up feeling like you’re alone and different, and coming to realize that you’re neither. It’s full of laughs, tears, and an ending you’ll never forget.



Dave's third edition of the New York Times bestseller Likeable Social Media (McGraw-Hill Education) launched on #BeLikeableDay on February 26th, 2019 –– a movement which Dave's company Likeable Media and partners have established and grown to the media sensation it is today. 

All told, #BeLikeableDay reached an astounding 77 million people across traditional and social media, with participation from 45 countries! And Dave's book sold out of pre-orders in before official release to the public. Read more from Dave about this here.

The #BeLikeableDay movement was backed by numerous business leaders and influencers—such as Lori GreinerAndy LassnerRachel SklarJohn RamptonGreg Wyshynski, and Scott Harrison—as well as dozens of small businesses and brands, including BloomingdalesCisco1-800-Flowers16 HandlesHappy Family OrganicsTwo Good YogurtHorizon Organic, and the NHL

Social media was supposed to enrich our lives and bring us closer, but in recent years, it’s grown toxic and divisive. In an age when cyberbullying, fake news, and negative headlines dominate, this is our chance, through individual acts of kindness, to collectively change the world.

#BeLikeableDay, February 26th, is a global movement dedicated to making social media a more positive environment. On this day, organizations and individuals take a moment to do at least one act of kindness online—whether that’s sharing a compliment on Instagram or thanking a friend on Facebook. Instead of clicking the like button, we actually make social media more likeable.

Dave is experienced in going big with book launches and his publisher can expect a similar huge marketing launch for first novel, Normal.

20% of total book sales for the 1st 789 preorder copies go to, a United States–based 501 nonprofit organization that donates directly to public school classroom projects. Founded in 2000 by former public school teacher Charles Best, was among the first civic crowdfunding platforms of its kind. Also the 1st 39 people to preorder the '2 copies' bonus will receive $10 Donors Choose gift cards. 


The plot is a formula that works, and very similar to books such as Wonder, The Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Fault in Our Stars, all of which became major motion pictures.  

Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Knopf Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (February 14, 2012)

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. 

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky, MTV Books; Later Printing edition (February 1, 1999)

This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, Penguin; 01 edition (3 Jan 2013)

Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love. 

In addition to the these three fiction title, there are other books that share similar themes. For instance, most YA fantasy sagas are based on one premise: an individual or a group of young misfits have their lives disrupted when they learn that what others may perceive as strange is actually what makes them special and unique: that they’re talented and important, and that they matter.

The most iconic example is J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter saga, but we can also cite Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson, James Dashner’s Maze Runner, Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Cassandra Clare’s City of Bones, and many more.

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  • Update #2 - My Valentine Feb. 14, 2019

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    I wanted to give you a quick update on Normal! I am almost done writing the book, and I'm working with ...

  • Update #1 - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Oct. 9, 2018

    Thanks so much for your support of NORMAL! 

    It means the world to me! 

    Please consider further sharing on social media using the ...

  • Kelly Eddy
    on Sept. 30, 2018, 2:08 p.m.

    Thank you for your support of teachers and donors choose.

  • Tracy Favaro
    on Sept. 30, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

    So excited to read this book and have it for my classroom! Thank you for all you do for DC and my class 💕

  • Dana Haddad
    on Sept. 30, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

    Can’t wait to read it!!!! I know it will be worth reading at least 10 times!!!! Xo

  • Paige Benson
    on Sept. 30, 2018, 10:45 p.m.

    So happy to share this with my student!

  • Pandora Stavrou
    on Oct. 1, 2018, 12:29 a.m.

    I can’t wait to receive and read my copy! As a NYC public school teacher, I thank you for always supporting public education via! Way to go! 🙌 Best of luck! I will definitely be sharing out this link to my fellow teachers!

  • Celia Baczkowski
    on Oct. 1, 2018, 3:21 a.m.

    So happy to see all of the incredible ways you are using your unique talents to make the world a better place.

  • Larry Silverstein
    on Oct. 1, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

    HBD and congrats on the new book- looking forward to sharing with my kids.

  • Deimosa Webber-Bey
    on Oct. 1, 2018, 10:42 a.m.

    Dearest Dave - thanks for writing a kids book! Can't wait to see your spin on our adolescent experience. Having lived through it real-time, I know you are going to hit a home-run with the middle grade audience. LMK how I can help support. Looking forward to the launch!

  • Patricia Sexty
    on Oct. 1, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

    Oh very excited about this!!! My daughters are nearly 9 and 12 years old and although we are on the other side of The Pond i think this will resonate with them too! Being creative and different and getting confidence is crucial at that age!

  • Gwen Chasan
    on Oct. 1, 2018, 12:03 p.m.

    Congratulations and Happy Birthday Dave. Xo, Gwen

  • Eric Schulmiller
    on Oct. 1, 2018, 12:26 p.m.

    Thank you for writing this, Dave! Can’t wait to read it with my 11 year old daughter

    on Oct. 1, 2018, 1 p.m.

    Daughters are always right. Can't wait to read "Normal."

  • Guy Vincent
    on Oct. 1, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

    Love the sound of this story. Enjoy crushing Publishizer!!

  • Lawrence hudson
    on Oct. 1, 2018, 2:17 p.m.

    Just ordered a book for my son, and his teacher. Congrats!

  • Beverly Thorne
    on Oct. 1, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

    Sounds like a great first fiction, Dave! I'm excited to read it and share it!

  • Hugh Morgenbesser
    on Oct. 1, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

    Congratulations on another book- and another trip around the sun- Happy Birthday!

  • Bruna Martinuzzi
    on Oct. 1, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

    Congratulations, Dave! All the best to you and your family.

  • Andrea Vahl
    on Oct. 2, 2018, 12:48 a.m.

    Woohoo - congrats Dave! Can't wait to get my books!

  • Olly Cohen
    on Oct. 2, 2018, 1:10 a.m.

    Can’t wait to read it! Thanks Dave!

  • Erik Qualman
    on Oct. 2, 2018, 1:42 a.m.

    Congrats Dave! You are always inspiring me to help others! Keep it up. Cheers, Equalman

  • Beth Chernick
    on Oct. 2, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

    Just ordered! A very important book in this so not-normal world we live in.

  • Cindy Kontente
    on Oct. 2, 2018, 12:32 p.m.

    It worked Dave! Congrats on your new book! Excited to read it with my girls!

  • Andrew Kaufmann
    on Oct. 2, 2018, 3:35 p.m.

    I already know this book is going to be amazing based on the amazingness of the author!

  • Ana Alicea-Diffley
    on Oct. 3, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

    Best of luck! Looking forward to reading your book with my daughter.

  • Andrew Warner
    on Oct. 4, 2018, 3:47 a.m.

    Hope my son enjoys and gains inspiration from the book! Thanks for writing the book!

  • Tanna Huber
    on Oct. 4, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

    What a perfect "next step", Dave! You have a smart daughter!!

  • Hal Elrod
    on Oct. 4, 2018, 11:12 p.m.

    Congrats Dave! Can’t wait to read it!!

  • Shea Webster
    on Oct. 7, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

    So excited to read this! I was afraid if I waited I wouldn’t get to buy the signed copy version! Thank you for helping students by writing this!

  • Brad Young
    on Oct. 7, 2018, 10:38 p.m.

    Congrats on the book, Dave. I can’t wait to share it with my daughter.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    on Oct. 16, 2018, 10:22 a.m.

    Thanks, this sounds like a book my 12 year-old son will love!

  • Seilune Pinel-Chan
    on Oct. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.

    Good luck Dave for the launch of your new book! I am sure it will be a success!

  • Melissa Grody
    on Oct. 16, 2018, 5:09 p.m.

    While not the target demographic, excited to read it and share with nephews who are!

  • Jon Koons
    on Oct. 16, 2018, 9:57 p.m.

    Can't wait to read it. Can't wait to get your comments on mine!

  • Beth Davis
    on Oct. 17, 2018, 12:51 p.m.

    Hey Dave, I just preordered my 3 books. I am very excited to get them. I wish you all of the best in your book sales. I believe this book will be a huge hit! Congratulations!

    -Beth Davis

  • William Merritt
    on Oct. 18, 2018, 4:17 a.m.

    Hi Dave, Very timely theme for your first novel. Can't wait to read it! --Wil

  • Kathleen Dillon Carroll
    on Oct. 26, 2018, 12:10 p.m.

    Congratulations! A fantastic integration of you life, family, work as a teacher, social media practioner & mental health advocate. Can't wait to read. Here's to uniqueness! - Kathleen Carroll

    PS, great to see your beautiful & smart daughter involved

    on Oct. 29, 2018, 7:27 p.m.

    Looking forward to reading this! Good luck, and CU soon.

  • Paul Nguyen
    on Oct. 30, 2018, 12:23 p.m.

    Congratulations on the Book Dave! I’m excited to read it! Best wishes from your friend Paul

  • Karen Stauning
    on Oct. 30, 2018, 2:39 p.m.

    Thanks for sharing this and helping all children to feel accepted, loved and valuable.

  • Brad Fay
    on Oct. 30, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

    Good luck with the book, Dave. Important topic.

  • carlyn shaw
    on Oct. 31, 2018, 4:22 a.m.

    This. Is. Brilliant. First of all, the kids defining the word "Normal" in the video: BRILLIANT. As adults we (rather, not I, but most people) forget that who we are today is building block of all the versions of ourselves we've been, most importantly, in childhood. In addition, many adults forget the powerful impact made via choices, not only on kids, but on each other. As someone who knows we, and it, are all connected.. .through our stories, I look forward to learning the journey of the 4 kids and where it leads... Happy to Support YOU! And thanks for the LinkedIn Shout Out. Kindness goes a long way :) Cheers, Carlyn Shaw "The Strangers To Friends" Gal (

  • audra Fordin
    on Oct. 31, 2018, 1:02 p.m.

    You’re an inspiration to the next generation! Thank you for leading the way for others like me, to follow.