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“[Guerilla Marketing] only paid me about $35,000 in royalties, but the speaking engagements, spinoff books, newsletters, columns, boot-camps, consulting, and wide open doors resulted in…$9,965,000.”

Jay Conrad Levinson

 

The BIG Secret to Becoming a Thought Leader

 

Carrie Green. Gary Vaynerchuk. Jen Sincero. Russell Brunson. Simon Sinek.

What do these household names have in common?

Multiple TED and TEDx Talks, for starters. All five superstar entrepreneurs have doubled, tripled, quadrupled, even quintupled their revenue since their early days of entrepreneurship.

And the major news outlets come knocking on their door—Forbes, INC, Fast Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, and more.

When they talk, people listen.

When they write, people read.

And most importantly, when they launch a new product or service, people buy—by the thousands.

Single.

Time.

Believe it or not, just a few years ago, nobody outside their personal networks knew who these people were.

Gary Vee hadn’t made Bloomberg’s list of the top “20 People Every Entrepreneur Should Follow.”

Jen Sincero had zero appearances in Oprah Magazine.

And Simon Sinek didn’t have the 3rd most-watched TED Talk of all time.

But there was a moment in each of their careers when literally everything changed.

All five entrepreneurs wrote and published a book.

And just like that, Gary Vee, Carrie, Russell, Simon, and Jen went from speaking for free to groups of a dozen people (hoping to maybe land one or two clients), to having conference organizers throwing thousands of dollars at them to speak to hundreds of people—or more—at once.

Before their books, they were one-man, one-woman shows.

After their books, they had so much excess cash flow they started nonprofits (seriously), leave a legacy in the world, and still have plenty left over to buy their dream homes…in cash.

But these entrepreneurs-turned-authors didn’t just write any old book.

They didn’t copy and paste old blog posts, hire an ebook formatter and graphic designer off Fiverr, and slap that sucker onto Amazon!

(Seriously, go look at the reviews on those kind of books. They’re thrown together. They earn all those one-star reviews. You’re not going to get a 2019 Lexus for the budget of a 1999 Nissan.)

Online entrepreneurs like Russell Brunson and Carrie Green took the path to publication seriously.

They created the ultimate Thought Leadership Masterpiece—a book overflowing with their very best strategies, case studies of client successes, and reader resources worth coming back to over and over again.

One of my own clients is digital marketing entrepreneur, and she recently launched a #1 International Bestseller.

Sure, her business trucked along before we set pen to paper to unleash her book, but she confided in me before we started.

“Joshua, no matter how successful I am in business, I am NOT an expert until I write that damn book.”

Now, my client’s book is a 24/7/365 salesperson for her ideas, her brand, and her business on the world’s largest marketplace.

Her expertise was FINALLY validated by people outside her own subscriber and customer fan club.

And she’s reaped the rewards—her subscriber count and monthly revenue has skyrocketed.

But you know the most rewarding result of writing her book?

Her name is now mentioned in the same breath as all the so-called “experts” in her industry.

She’s known for years her stuff is better than theirs…and now she has the proof.

That’s probably how you feel about the go-to experts in your own industry, too.

Every podcast, magazine, blog, and even mass media outlet showers free publicity on them (and the clients and revenue that come with it).

Yet you KNOW your stuff is better than theirs!

Every time they launch one of their programs, they show the same four or five case studies they did the last time around.

Remember, the average completion rate of an online course or program these days is, what, a face-palming 8%?

But your stuff is WAY better because you’re focused on quality over quantity.

The good news is, you can have both!

You can offer the top-tier quality service that gets your clients epic results AND rise to the top of your industry—and to top of mind for people who need you the most.

Your future readers and customers have followed the so-called experts and gotten piddly results because their stuff just doesn’t work for most people.

In other words, it’s your turn to become the next household name in your industry…by writing and publishing your Thought Leadership Masterpiece.

Why You Want to Write Your Book Yourself

Everyone says write your book yourself. Could that be a mistake?

You know your ideas inside and out, and you have a distinct voice that makes your audience drop everything to read, watch, and listen.

So why is it so hard to get that book out of your head onto the page?

You have no problem churning out content to grow your tribe—blogs, newsletters, emails, videos, social media updates. But when you sit down and type “Chapter 1,” you (somehow) don’t know what to say. You want to say everything…but that page is still blank two hours later.

Yet whenever you tell someone about your book idea, everything flows. The person says, “Wow. When’s your book coming out again?”

“It’s actually not done yet,” you respond, wishing they hadn’t asked.

What’s the problem here?

If you’re like most of my clients, you know SO much about your topic that you don’t know where to start, what to put where, and how to tie it all together into something people actually want to buy. Book publishing is worth $120 BILLION globally. The industry rewards preparation—not motivation.

Well, I guess I could hire a book writer, you think. But there’s all those horror stories of authors who pay some freelance writer to write their book, and it comes back in someone else’s voice.

Fortunately, I’m not a freelance writer.

I’m a Ghostwriter. AKA, a professional book writer who captures an author’s voice, helps you hone your ideas so they’re publishing-ready, and polishes the hidden gems in your manuscript…all without injecting my own opinions or views into your book.

On top of that, I’m the first and only Ghostwriter on the planet to use writing analytics software (Stylometric Analysis) to capture and authentically recreate an author voice.

When we partner on your book, we’ll get your ideas on paper in your voice.

But we don’t stop there.

Your book won’t brand you as the go-to authority if nobody can buy it!

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STEP 1 THE TRIPLE-R METHOD

Let’s repurpose, reformat, and reshape any and all relevant content you already have, including articles, courses, interviews, newsletters, and speeches. You may have hundreds of thousands of words’ worth, but it’s our job to “pan for gold” to include in your book.

STEP 2 AUTHOR UN-INTERVIEWS

These feel like normal conversations, but we’re mining for fresh ideas and game-changing insights that make your book stand out from the tens of thousands of others and builds trust between you and readers.

STEP 3 MARKETABLE BOOK OUTLINE

To write the book outline, we identify the profitable overlap between what you could write about, and what you readers in your chosen categories are willing to pay for. Market research included!

STEP 4 YOUR CHAPTERS, YOUR VOICE

Certified Ghostwriter Joshua Lisec fleshes out your book chapter by chapter using the Un-Interview transcriptions as well as repurposable material you already have.

You also get to leverage the world’s first and only writing analytics software to make every chapter, paragraph, and sentence read like you—no one else—wrote it. (That’s why we’re called ghostwriters.)

STEP 5 FINAL FORMATTED DRAFT

We build your manuscript on the Six Pillars of Influential Content™ so when it’s done, you move readers easily and naturally to do business with you beyond the book. Your manuscript is formatted for the next step: traditional publishing, self-publishing, or Ghostpublishing (see below).

steps 6-10 for authors who want complete control over book publishing

STEP 6 ALL-INCLUSIVE GHOSTPUBLISHING

Ghostpublishing blends the “Pros” of Traditional Publishing and Self-Publishing while eliminating the “Cons.” In short, we publish your book in both Paperback and Kindle eBook, strategize your book launch to over 60 countries, and set up a Print On Demand service so all you have to do is sit back and collect royalty checks. You keep 100% of the royalties and retain all rights.

You also get the ultimate Author Personal Brand and Public Relations packet to get a global audience hyped for your book, score media attention, and rocket your book up the bestseller lists.

STEP 7 ROI STRATEGY: LAUNCH FUNNEL

Take advantage of the same product launch funnel our authors have used to sell tens of thousands of copies, reach bestseller status in hyper-competitive book categories, and convert new book readers into booked high-ticket clients.

STEP 8 ROI STRATEGY: INTERVIEWS

We give you everything you need to pitch and land high-profile media and podcast interviews including a curated industry contacts list so you can connect with potentially millions of new readers…all at once.

STEP 9 ROI STRATEGY: SPEAKING

We supply you with everything you need to pitch and land high-profile speaking gigs, including a curated contacts list, your keynote speech topic, and discussion questions to convert skeptics into evangelists for your message…and your book.

STEP 10 ROI STRATEGY: SPONSORSHIP

Uncover the best-kept secret to multiply your revenue as an author, the author sponsorship. Corporate sponsors pay on average $10,000 to $100,000 per sponsorship. If your publishing professional doesn’t open this door for you, you’re talking to the wrong person.

By now, you’re wondering…

“Will I make money off my book?”
Every copy you sell nets you a few bucks. Yippee. The REAL money you make from a book as a business owner is not off the book, it’s from the doors your book opens for you. That’s why every book, every chapter, every paragraph we write motivates readers to take a specific action. As a result, you sell out your online program, book more clients, land paid speaking gigs, and attract media attention…even if you sell fewer than 1,000 copies!

“Will this book sound like me?”
As a thought leader, your people know your voice. When you think about getting help writing you book, you worry, Will my audience read my book and say, ‘We love you, but we can tell you didn’t write this’? You deserve a writing partner who gets your ideas on paper in your voice. The Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith combines Stylometric Analysis software (the science of literary style) with good old fashioned expert ghostwriting to authentically recreate your author voice. Even your mom will read your book and say, “This is you—I can tell!”

“Will people think my idea is stupid?’
The #1 mistake aspiring authors make is stuffing everything into one book. The result? Readers quit five pages in and fling your book copy across the room into a pile of smelly gym socks. The best books are based on ideas that combine what you could write about in your book with what your audience NEEDS to read to be impacted in their lives or businesses. We’ll help you find that winning combination.

“Will my book sell even if I’m not a publishing expert?”
The last thing you want is a completed, edited-to-perfection manuscript collecting digital cobwebs on your hard drive. The Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith combines Ghostwriter and Ghostpublishing solutions to help you write, publish, and launch a book that people actually want to buy.

Joshua Lisec (Right) With Daymond John, FUBU Founder & Shark Tank Star

About Joshua Lisec

The World’s Only Award-Winning, Celebrity-Recommended, #1 International Bestselling Certified Professional Ghostwriter

Joshua Lisec is the founder of The Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith LLC, Ohio’s first Certified Professional Ghostwriter, a multiple time #1 International Bestselling Ghostwriter, a Forbes Contributor ghostwriter, a TEDx speaker, a leading authority on author voice authenticity, and a two-time published novelist. Since 2011, he has ghostwritten forty books.

Joshua has been featured in TED, TEDx, Foundr Magazine, American Express, Yahoo!, Fatherly, The Huffington Post, and numerous other outlets. During a recent podcast, Dilbert comic creator and New York Times bestselling author Scott Adams recommended Joshua Lisec to aspiring authors who need help writing and publishing their book.

After achieving his own literary dreams and having multiple novels published by an independent publishing house, Joshua now helps award-winning business owners, chief executives, coaches, consultants, inventors, investors, multi-millionaire & billionaire serial entrepreneurs, philanthropists, politicians, and religious leaders write, publish, and launch books that establish their personal brands, multiply their organization’s revenue, and fling open doors of opportunity.

Joshua is also the creator of Ghostpublishing, the new way to get published in which authors enjoy the pros of self-publishing and traditional Big Five publishing without any of the cons. In just the past couple of years, Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith LLC clients have:

 

  • Used a book to build a $1,000,000 product funnel
  • Launched #1 International Bestsellers in hyper-competitive categories
  • Converted so many readers into consulting clients they needed a waiting list
  • Exceeded book sales goals by 200% thanks to top media appearances
  • Averaged 10,000 copies sold per month
  • Achieved a 70X return on their investment in their book

 

 

“Joshua Lisec…is an expert on ghostwriting and getting published. Talk to him…You know you’re getting expert advice from somebody who’s done it a number of times.”

Scott Adams, Dilbert Creator & New York Times Bestselling Author of Loserthink and Win Bigly

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Dilbert Creator and Win Bigly Author Scott Adams Recommends Joshua Lisec to Help with Your Book

On Coffee with Scott Adams, Dilbert creator and New York Times bestselling author of The Dilbert Principle and Win Bigly Scott Adams recommended that aspiring authors talk to professional ghostwriter Joshua Lisec.

How to Hire a Ghostwriter Who Will Get Your Ideas on Paper in Your Voice

Thinking about getting help writing your book? Wondering if a ghostwriter will really be able to capture your voice? After all, it’s your book, not somebody else’s. In this video, I’m going to show you how to hire a ghostwriter who will get your ideas on paper in your voice.

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I can’t believe it! My book sales in the first month were almost double the goal I set!!!

The ideas were there, but to try to put them on paper was a challenge for me. ‘This is what I’m trying to say, can you help me say it?’ Joshua helped me work through that. I never felt like I lost my own voice.”

Stephanie B. Sikora

Owner of Life Made Simple LLC, Speaker, and Author of simplified.

“Before I hired Joshua Lisec, I thought writing a book would be an overwhelming experience. I can’t believe how easy it actually was to write a full-length book. The cool part about it? It’s my words. The book communicates exactly like me.

I expect to break seven figures this year on book sales alone. And it wouldn’t have been possible without Joshua.”

Andrew Stickel

Founder, Social Firestarter LLC, Author, How to Get More Law Firm Clients

“I interviewed 300 ghostwriters. But I chose Joshua Lisec.

Joshua is confident and quick. Every time, I think, ‘Wow, I couldn’t have written it better.’ As a CEO and entrepreneur, I always have a vision. A lot of writers fail when they work with high-level people. They say, ‘I need more information.’ If I have to spend 10 hours explaining every detail, why would I even need a ghostwriter? They can’t fill the gap. Joshua can.

Because of Joshua, I now spend 5 minutes on something that used to take me 10 hours. If you give him a vision, Joshua can make it real. He’s like an architect. Tell him you want a skyscraper, and he’ll create a plan and build it. That’s his value.”

Michael Ambros

CEO, eKomi – The Feedback Company – Europe’s premiere and largest provider of transaction-based reviews and ratings

“Have you ever heard anyone say, ‘He took those words right out of my mouth‘? My experience with Joshua Lisec as the Ghostwriter for my book has been exactly that. Joshua embodies the definition of ‘genius.’ Let him know where you want your book headed, and let him get to work!”

David Allen

Serial Entrepreneur, Inventor of the World’s First Telepresence Technology

“A book gives me a platform on which to speak. People are always asking me to tell my story. What I like about Josuha’s process is that there IS a process. He poses questions and draws things out of me. I like the way we can just jump into the conversation and get what we need. We’re always moving.

Joshua’s timely and easy to talk to. Sometimes it feels like a counseling session, but that’s how you draw a lot out of people!”

Gerren Sprauve

CEO, Clean Slate Janitorial Solutions, Motivational Speaker

“I was encouraged to write a book and had no idea where to start. I would read about the process and speak to others I knew who wrote a book and always left excited. That excitement came and went over and over again until I met Joshua Lisec. He made the process appear not as overwhelming as I was making it. He had a model and a process to keep this guy focused. Grateful!

Joshua is humble, a great listener, and a wonderful encourager. Even when I am certain my ideas were crazy or downright stupid, he would encourage me to keep moving. He is a good coach to stay on schedule and on target. The end result of the process—my book—encompasses my life lessons so I can simply help people.”

Scott McGohan

CEO, McGohan Brabender

Don’t just work IN your book. Work ON your book. We can help.

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