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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Do you want to write a book that changes the way people think and live? Author Gregory V. Diehl teaches passionate thinkers how to turn unique messages into profitable books without sacrificing royalties or creative control to a publisher. The Influential Author features in-depth advice for all stages of book creation, publication, and marketing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945884658
Publisher: Identity Publications
Publication date: 12/01/2018
Pages: 436
Sales rank: 1,238,452
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 or

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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