About Joel Orr

Dr. Joel N. Orr is a futurist, speaker, and writer, who became a book coach, who helps people produce and publish their books. “You have a book inside you, and it wants to come out!” says Orr. “I want to help you set it free!”


I’m Joel

His trademarked BookProgram Method™ is helping dozens of new authors write books in less time than they ever dreamed possible.

Joel established himself as a world-renowned expert in engineering automation and computer technologies. He helped found Cyon Research Corporation, a publishing and consulting firm.

Much in demand as a keynote speaker, Joel has addressed conferences, companies, and associations around the world, often sharing the platform with speakers such as Tom Peters, George Gilder, Jack Kemp, and others. Orr was also co-founder and president of the NCGA (National Computer Graphics Association) and president of the Virtual Worlds Society. Autodesk Corporation named Orr a “Distinguished Fellow” for a three-year period that ended in 1993. From 1997 to 2001, Bentley Systems, Inc. designated him their “Engineering Laureate.”

Dr. Orr’s recent books include “Joel’s BookProgram: The Simple Secret to Writing a Book in 30 Days, at 1 Hour a Day!“; “Every Man a Hero, Every Woman a Coach“; and “Structure is Destiny: The Dandelion Paradox.”

Many of the Fortune 500 manufacturers see Dr. Orr as a major resource in the areas of business restructuring, automation, and the future of technology. He counts among his clients Ford, IBM, Chrysler, Lockheed, Xerox, Apple, General Foods, Dow Corning; Becton-Dickinson, US Surgical, the US Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Army, NASA, government agencies in several countries, and many other organizations.

Orr has frequently served as an expert witness in matters relating to computer graphics, CAD, computer software, systems design, collaborative software, and more.

Dr. Orr’s PhD is in abstract math, from SUNY, 1973. He is listed in “Who’s Who,” and is internationally known as a speaker. He lives in Mountain View, California.


  1. Hello Joel,

    I saw your name on Fastpencil.com. I wrote 17 books, and sold 2 million+ copies, in 20 languages. I just started using Fastpencil.com and really like it.

    Last year, I started a coaching business for authors. While I do have a program for Writing & Publishing a book, it looks like your book for Fastpencil covers that topic well -especially for non-fiction. However, I also have a program (workbook/audios/case studies) called “A Best-Selling Author’s SECRET SYSTEM for Marketing & Selling YOur Book.” Would you be interested in a JV opportunity that combines your writing system book with my Marketing & Sales system program, and promoting it via Fastpencil?

    I also do a lot of teleseminars, and have an excellent system set up to quickly conduct great events,and display a replay page indefinitely.

    I would be happy to send you links to some teleseminars I did, and to my SECRET SYSTEM’s electronic version.

    If interested, please call me at (609) 399 2119 or email me at bill@quain.com

    BTW, I als9o have a membership site for authors.

  2. Hi Joel! I met you at Milana’s weekend in Baltimore in 2008. Saw your ad on facebook. Very nice. Good to see you here. Hear from Ramon lately?

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