ABOUT PUBLISHED AUTHOR

Josh Steimle has generated more than $10M in revenue for his businesses through thought leadership. Now he helps aspiring author-entrepreneurs grow their businesses by building their own thought-leadership system with a book at the core.

OUR SERVICES

At Published Author, we help entrepreneurs build thought leadership systems. At the core of each is a book with the entrepreneur’s name on it.

We also provide a variety of support services, including website design, social media management, and PR. 

Our offerings cater both to entrepreneurs who want help doing it themselves and those who want someone to do everything for them.

THE PUBLISHED AUTHOR MASTERCLASS

Our most affordable service. Learn a structured process for getting your book done, get group coaching from an expert book coach, get peer coaching for accountability, and connect with hundreds of other author-entrepreneurs (as well as book writing and publishing experts) in a private group.

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PUBLISHED AUTHOR MASTERMIND GROUPS

Want more individualized attention? Get the help and support you need to write and publish your book in 6 months, all within a small group of no more than 10 like-minded peers. Includes small group coaching calls, peer coaching, access to writing and publishing experts, and more.

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DONE-FOR-YOU BOOK

Want to be an author but not a writer? We interview you and turn your words into a published book. Work one-on-one with a Published Author book coach and ghostwriter to speed up your author’s journey. Writing, editing, cover design, and publishing—it’s all included. Website, social media, and book marketing services also available.

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PREMIUM GHOSTWRITING AND SUPPORT

For those who want the absolute best with minimum fuss. You’ll work with one of our top book coaches, a New York Times bestselling ghostwriter, and our elite services team to create your “industry thought leader” book.

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ELITE BOOK COACHING

Not sure exactly what you need or where to start? Ultra-personalized help from one of our top book coaches will help you determine what book is the right book to write and create a roadmap to publishing success.

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JOSH'S STORY

As an entrepreneur, Josh Steimle has used thought leadership to generate over $10M for his businesses. He’s the author of over 300+ articles in publications like Fortune, Time, Forbes, Fast Company, and Mashable, as well the books The 7 Systems of Influence, 60 Days to LinkedIn Mastery, and Chief Marketing Officers at Work. 

Josh has been featured on national and international TV and radio, and interviewed on more than 100 podcasts. He is a TEDx speaker and keynotes events worldwide. 

Josh founded MWI, a global marketing agency with offices in the US, Asia, and Europe, and is also the founder of 7 Systems, a consultancy providing leadership training and services to entrepreneurs, executives, academics, and government institutions.

TOTALLY BROKE, ALMOST BANKRUPT

In 1999, Josh was a bushy-tailed, bright-eyed, young and optimistic entrepreneur starting his first “real” company—MWI, a digital marketing agency. He started it while he was a college student, grew it to ten employees, sold it in 2003, and started over. 

Then everything went downhill.

Eventually, burned out and hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, Josh gave up on the start-up lifestyle glamorized in the business magazines. 

He committed to work only Monday through Friday and leave work at 5 pm. He promised to pay himself, no matter what. And he committed to exercise and eat better.

And it worked. By 2013, he was once again ready to grow what had been a scaled-down version of the agency he had run before.

ENTREPRENEUR TO AUTHOR

Josh was introduced to an editor at Forbes, who asked Josh to write free articles in exchange for being able to say he was a contributor.

Those free articles for Forbes turned out to be quite lucrative—they sparked interest from lead after lead for the marketing agency.

Writing for Forbes led to opportunities to write for more than two dozen other publications, including Time, Business Insider, Fortune, TechCrunch, and Entrepreneur. Those articles, in turn, led to speaking opportunities at events like TEDx and conferences in exotic places such as Dubai, Singapore, and London.

This success with writing led Josh to wonder, “If writing for publications led to all this exposure for MWI and me, what would happen if I wrote a book?”

Chief Marketing Officers at Work was born—and Josh’s speaker’s fee soon doubled, and then tripled. Suddenly people talked about him as an “author,” rather than a “writer,” and with the change came a new level of authority and respect.

Why? A book is something real. Something tangible. Nobody simply writes and publishes a book overnight; authorship is serious work, and readers respect that as a clue that an entrepreneur is “in it” for the long haul.

BECOMING THE BOOK COACH

By 2016, Josh had written over 300 articles for dozens of publications, published his first book, and met Richard Branson on the Virgin exec’s private island. 

Shortly afterward, an executive asked Josh, “Can you coach me to become a thought leader?” Suddenly a new horizon opened up—helping entrepreneurs to do what he had done for MWI.

By 2017, Josh had started a separate business to coach entrepreneurs on a framework he developed called The 7 Systems of Influence, but quickly realized one interesting difference between those who experienced success and those who struggled:

Every single one of the truly successful thought leaders had a book. 

The book sat at the center of their other activities, both supporting them and causing them. 

If they were getting speaking gigs, it was because of the book. If people wanted to work at their company, it was because of the book. And if clients wanted to work with their company… 

It was because of the book.

Josh saw that you didn’t have to be a famous, bestselling author like Tim Ferriss, Jim Collins, or Sheryl Sandberg. Lesser-known entrepreneurs at small businesses were making millions in sales—just by getting a few dozen copies into the right hands.

GET STARTED WITH PUBLISHED AUTHOR TODAY

Nothing opens doors like a book with your name on it. (Even if you didn’t write it yourself!)

But as a busy entrepreneur, you don’t have time to waste. You need clarity around how to get your book finished, accountability for getting it done, and the results that a book will bring—and you need them as soon as possible. 

When you choose Published Author to help you bring your book to life, you’ll be well-positioned to attract attention, serve others, and grow your business… 

Faster and easier than you might have thought possible.

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