While everybody may have a book inside of them, getting it published and read are the issues. For this episode, host James Obermayer interviews Indie Book Publisher Henry Devries. This book should be read by anyone that is contemplating writing a book.
How to get your book written in just a few months
Why you will get an ROI on the book that is 400% - 2,000%?
What is the right length for your book and the right number of words?
Why a book is the number one strategy every consultant needs to be successful?
How to choose one of the three options to publish your book
He describes the “trifecta” which ensures a successful book
How to avoid the misery approach to publishing a book
Henry DeVries, MBA, is an author, educator, and business owner. He is the CEO and co-owner of Indie Books International, a company he co-founded in 2014, which has published more than 120 titles by business leaders. He works with independent consultants who want to attract more high-paying clients by marketing with a book and a speech. As a speaker, he trains authors on 16 ways to gain more paid speech bookings. Clients who have implemented his proprietary systems have reported a marketing ROI of 400% to 2,000%, with some making more than $1 million.
DeVries is the former president of a $40-million Ad Age 500 advertising agency and was an assistant dean of continuing education for UC San Diego Extension, a $45-million non-state funded unit of the University of California. As a professional speaker, he annually trains business leaders on how to persuade prospects, job candidates, and investors through a proprietary storytelling methodology.
In the last ten years, he has helped ghostwrite, edit and co-author more than 300 business books, including his McGraw-Hill bestseller How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett – now in five languages including Chinese. He is a paid weekly columnist with Forbes.com and was formerly the careers columnist for the San Diego Union Tribune. He is personally the author or co-author of eleven marketing books including Closing America’s Job Gap, Self-Marketing Secrets, Marketing With a Book, Persuade With a Story, Defining You, Build Your Consulting Practice, and Client Attraction Chain Reaction.
The former president of the UC San Diego alumni association, DeVries earned his bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego in 1979, his MBA degree from San Diego State University in 1998, and completed multiple certificate programs at the Harvard Business School in the early 2000s. He has held adjunct faculty appointments at UC San Diego and Cal State University Northridge and has guest lectured at Columbia University, University of San Diego, and San Diego State University.