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Paperback Details
  • 01/2019
  • 9781945884658
  • 436 pages
  • $24.99
Hardcover Details
  • 01/2019
  • 9781945884665
  • 436 pages
  • $34.99
Audio Details
  • 01/2019
  • B07L8MB4N6
  • 436 pages
  • $24.95
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  • B07K8DCW6Z
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The Influential Author: How and Why to Write, Publish, and Sell Nonfiction Books that Matter
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.
Reviews
Business writer Diehl (Brand Identity Breakthrough) delivers a practical and encouraging guide to self-publishing nonfiction. In snappy chapters that talk directly to potential authors, Diehl covers the process from start to finish. First, he recommends rejecting the notion that any stigma still exists around self-publishing. Then, he advises, authors should select a new topic to write about, or an old one that can be written about in a new way. To that end, Diehl suggests outlining the book into chapters and figuring out exactly what one wants to communicate before beginning to write. In the editing and refining stage, he advises cutting anything that does not serve the book’s purpose. When the finished book is ready to be presented, its title, cover, and synopsis are the first things readers will see, so it is imperative, Diehl writes, that they are enticing and free of typos. Most helpfully, he urges aspiring authors to pick the marketing plan that will deliver the highest return for their investment. 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. (Self-published.)
Literacy Work & Play

“I enjoyed The Influential Writer as a reader who writes, but also as a teacher. I would consider using this book as a recommended resource for upper-level writing students who wish to see their work in print, and I think the philosophical sections would make great material for classroom discussion.”

Midwest Book Review

"Every year there is at least one book that is a 'must read' for the aspiring writer seeking to have their manuscript become a book, 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."

San Francisco Review of Books

“Gregory establishes seven aspects of the relationship between an author and their nonfiction book: philosophy, strategy, creation, refinement, presentation, promotion, and reward. Each of these areas is explored thoroughly and it becomes readily apparent that the ‘rules’ apply to all writers of nonfiction, no matter their stage of experience! Highly recommended.”

US Review of Books

"(The Influential Author) is refreshing, leaving no misinterpretation on what success is for a nonfiction writer. Diehl's writing is compelling and inspiring, aptly following the tenants of his own message. The author's book is a must-read for aspiring writers."

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 01/2019
  • 9781945884658
  • 436 pages
  • $24.99
Hardcover Details
  • 01/2019
  • 9781945884665
  • 436 pages
  • $34.99
Audio Details
  • 01/2019
  • B07L8MB4N6
  • 436 pages
  • $24.95
Kindle Edition eBooks Details
  • B07K8DCW6Z
  • pages
  • $

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