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The Influential Author: How and Why to Write, Publish, and Sell Nonfiction Books that Matter

By: Gregory Diehl, Tom Morkes - foreword
Narrated by: Gregory V. Diehl
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Publisher's summary

Do you have something important to say? Are your knowledge and experience unique, valuable, and in demand? Do you want to write a book that changes the way people think and live?

By combining his experience as an educator and entrepreneur, author Gregory V. Diehl teaches passionate thinkers how to turn unique messages into profitable books - without sacrificing royalties or creative control to a publisher.

With in-depth advice for all stages of book creation and publication, The Influential Author takes a uniquely grounded and intellectual approach to nonfiction self-publishing. Unlike self-publishing guides that promise to teach you how to write a best-selling book quickly and easily, it actually walks you through the complex details of planning, writing, editing, and promoting your work at the standards of traditional publishing.

Whether you are an experienced author or have just started thinking about how to write a nonfiction book, The Influential Author will teach you about:

  • Combining your passions and experience with demand to decide what book to write
  • Organizing your knowledge into sections and chapters for maximum comprehension and flow
  • Refining your book with feedback from editors, proofreaders, beta readers, and market testing
  • Choosing a title, subtitle, description, and cover design that capture your message and create sales
  • Pricing and promoting each format of your book (digital, print, and audio) for maximum revenue
  • Enjoying lifelong passive income, influence, and meaning from your book’s success

Publishing a book could be one of the most meaningful things you ever do. Listen to The Influential Author to get started on your path to writing nonfiction books that matter.

©2018 Gregory V. Diehl (P)2018 Gregory V. Diehl

Critic reviews

"(Diehl) delivers a practical and encouraging guide to self-publishing nonfiction.... Though lengthy, Diehl's book can be quickly read and is crammed with practical ideas that readers will want to highlight and refer back to when they endeavor to write their own book." (Publishers Weekly)

"I appreciate Diehl's critical gaze and think that he has contributed a great many ideas to the conversation of publishing within this book. Diehl has a strong sense of the types of nonfiction books he wants to create and the readers who want to buy them." (Publishing Research Quarterly, Volume 36, Issue 4)

"Every year, there is at least one book that is a 'must read' for the aspiring writer seeking to have their manuscript become abook, and their book become successful. This year that 'how to' manual is Gregory V. Diehl's The Influential Author: How and Why to Write, Publish, and Sell Nonfiction Books that Matter.... A complete and comprehensive course that should be a part of every community, college, and university library Writing/Publishing instructional reference and resource collection." (Midwest Book Review)

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