Alan Korwin, author of six books and co-author of eight others, is a full-time freelance writer, consultant and businessman with a thirty-year track record. He is a founder and two-term past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association, which has presented him with its Visionary Leadership award, named in his honor, the Korwin Award. He has received national awards for his publicity work as a member of the Society for Technical Communication, and is a past board member of the Phoenix, Arizona chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Mr. Korwin wrote the business plan that raised $5 million in venture capital and launched the in-flight catalog SkyMall; he did the publicity for Pulitzer Prize cartoonist Steve Benson’s fourth book; working with American Express, he wrote the strategic plan that defined their worldwide telecommunications strategy for the 1990s; and he had a hand in developing ASPED, Arizona’s economic strategic plan. His writing appears nationally regularly.
Korwin turned his first book, The Arizona Gun Owner’s Guide, into a self-published best-seller, now in its 26th edition. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, which has grown into the largest publisher and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Built around ten books he has written on the subject, it includes the unabridged federal guides Gun Laws of America and Supreme Court Gun Cases, a line of more than 300 books, buttons and DVDs, and more than 1,000 radio and TV appearances.
He was an invited guest at the U.S. Supreme Court for oral argument in two key Second Amendment case, D.C. v. Heller, which led to his 11th book, The Heller Case: Gun Rights Affirmed, and McDonald v. Chicago, in which he was an amicus. His 12th book, on the limits of free speech, Bomb Jokes at Airports, was followed by After You Shoot: Your gun’s hot. The perp’s not. Now what? about loopholes in self-defense law.
In 2014 he made national headlines, winning the First Amendment “Guns Save Lives” censorship case, with The Goldwater Institute, in Korwin v. Phoenix. Korwin has been on the AIM Speakers Bureau since 2006 and is a columnist for Townhall.com and The Daily Caller as well as several national magazines.
Alan Korwin is originally from New York City, where his clients included IBM, AT&T, NYNEX and others, many with real names. He is a pretty good guitarist and singer, with a penchant for parody (his current band is The Cartridge Family). In 1986, finally married, he moved to Scottsdale in the Valley of the Sun. It was a joyful and successful move.