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

Narrated by: Gregory V. Diehl
Length: 13 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: Self Development, How-To
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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

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Understands the business of publishing. Great Job

The influential Author is a very straightforward and clearly written book. The author did his homework and delivers a clear path to understanding the hidden curves of how to get your book published. Great Job Bill Olsen Phoenix AZ

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Amazing

I wish to get this book a couple of years before. I discovered so many helpful and practical tips about writing and self-publishing. Very thorough book. I think every ambitious writer should grab it!

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Super Helpful

This book is packed with plenty of real-world examples. Aimed at the first-time author starting with no background knowledge, so if you have some knowledge of writing, you can breeze through some of it. Very helpful book.

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A Great Book

This book is simply the best. I really liked this book, not only because of the depth of matter but also because of a great writing style.

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I Loved It

The book does a great job of covering both decisive and tactical advice - from what you need to do months and months before writing - to initial promotion and what you must proceed to do on a daily basis to make sure your book remains to serve your business. So, Don't keep thinking, Get this book and earn.

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Remarkable

A great inspirational book. This is the kind of confidence you’ll need when you decide to write a book and The Influential Author puts you moving through those difficulties the entire way through.

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I am planning to start self-publishing and I find this book to be a very reasonable offering of a penetration that could be understood from the first page onward or could be periodically obtained for consultation depending on which stage of the non-fiction publishing method you might need more clarity and viewpoint. Grab it.

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Great Audiobook

Grab this book, if you are ready to consider yourself an entrepreneur and teacher. Take it slow and apply it when you are willing. Give it to someone young and bright who needs the motivation to see what they could do with their knowledge and benefits if they apply themselves. Good one.

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Awesome

I really liked this audiobook. This is very much a guidebook for the 21st-century writer, written and created by a globetrotting author who clearly knows the terrain. I recommend this book.

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Thank You

Self publish today is a challenge, and you have to take out your message, write that book, and develop your brand with such feature that readers won't regret picking your book. This book will help you all the way.

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