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

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


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2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Gold Medalist
2019 American Book Fest Best Book Awards 1st Place Winner

Do you have something important to say? 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 about all stages of book creation, publication, and marketing, 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 bestselling book quickly and easily, Diehl's book 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 writer 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 reader 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 readership and revenue.
• Enjoying lifelong passive income, influence, and meaning from your book's success.

Publishing a book could be one of the most important things you ever do. Read The Influential Author to begin your path to writing nonfiction books that matter.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945884658
Publisher: Identity Publications
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Pages: 436
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Gregory Diehl is the author of multiple bestselling books on identity development for businesses and individuals. He is also the founder of Identity Publications, an organization that produces and publishes books containing ideas that matter. Diehl travels to more than 50 countries, enjoys homesteading in Ecuador and Armenia, and kidnaps felines from streets around the world. Connect with him at gregorydiehl.net or identitypublications.com.

Table of Contents

Questions to Help You Get the Most from This Book

Introduction to This Book’s Structure and Purpose

Part 1 - Philosophy

Chapter 1: The Historical Influence of Writing

Chapter 2: Introspecting What to Write About

Part 2 - Strategy

Chapter 3: The Market Ecosystem around Your Book

Chapter 4: Designing the Meaning of Your Message

Part 3 - Creation

Chapter 5: The Qualities and Conditions of a Writer

Chapter 6: Writing Your First Draft

Part 4 - Refinement

Chapter 7: Effectively Editing Your Message

Chapter 8: Proofreading, Pedantry, and Punctuation

Part 5 - Presentation

Chapter 9: Book Appearance and First Impressions

Chapter 10: Preparing Each Format of Your Book

Part 6 - Promotion

Chapter 11: Setting Your Book for Launch

Chapter 12: Maintaining Book Traffic and Exposure

Part 7 - Reward

Chapter 13: What Happens When You Publish a Book

Chapter 14: Your Destiny as Author and Publisher for Life

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