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There’s a Book Inside You (ft. Naren Aryal, CEO, Amplify Publishing Group)

There’s a Book Inside You (ft. Naren Aryal, CEO, Amplify Publishing Group)

Update: 2022-11-16


There’s a Book Inside You (ft. Naren Aryal, CEO, Amplify Publishing Group)

Naren Aryal on publishing and profiting from your passions 


“I advocate for sharing as broadly and as widely as possible. When you do that, you get the benefit of their review, their response, and more importantly, there are questions that are going to challenge you.”

—Naren Aryal


As CEO of Amplify Publishing Group, Naren Aryal advises industry experts and thought leaders on the opportunities and challenges that exist in the ever-evolving world of publishing. He launched a company with a single title in 2003 and guided it to become one of the fastest growing and most respected hybrid publishing companies in the world. Prior to entering the world of books, Naren worked as a lawyer, advising tech companies in the DC area, and is now a frequent speaker on all things publishing and author branding.

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[20:13 ] - The Power of the One Pager

Where an idea begins its transformation into a book

Have an idea but don’t know how to turn it into a book? Naren advises starting with a one-pager. This is a single sheet of paper or Word document that contains: 

  • Proposed title
  • Proposed subtitle
  • 5-6 sentences about what the book is; its “big idea”
  • 2-3 sentences about target market
  • 1-2 comparable books

This one pager can then be shown to people whose opinions you trust to receive feedback, guidance, and inspiration. 

Now you have a launch pad for your book.

[24:44 ] - The Subtitle’s Essential Role

Your contract with your reader

Naren stresses the importance of a book’s subtitle, calling it “the contract you make with a potential reader where you tell the reader what the book is and the value it’s going to deliver.”

A subtitle should be clear, catchy, and attention-grabbing. It should answer, “What’s in it for me?” If your readers don’t believe that their life, business, or career is going to level up because they took the time to read your book, then you don’t stand a chance. As Paul says, “You’ve lost the game before kickoff.”

[32:42 ] - Framing Your Book

Understanding and communicating your big idea

Framing your book and its central idea is essential to differentiate it from the hundreds of leadership books written every year. Your unique take should follow the 80/20 rule— 80% of what you say should fit into what people generally already believe, with 20% encompassing the brand-new, innovative, transformative ideas that are unique to you. It’s the “spoonful of sugar” concept— give people something that will shake them out of their comfort zone by delivering it in concepts they’re already comfortable with accepting.

[40:44 ] - Feedback: The Lifeblood of New Authors

Don’t hide away in a basement until your book is done

Naren is an advocate for sharing your one-pager, early drafts, and book ideas as broadly and as widely as possible, particularly with people you respect. When you do, you get the benefit of their review, their feedback, and questions they can ask that will challenge you. This process is extremely revealing and is the major step in turning that one-pager into a 10-page outline, then a rough draft, and finally a completed manuscript.


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Paul has spent nearly 15 years as a pro sports executive for multiple NFL and NBA teams, a global sports agency, and the NFL league office. He’s transformed numerous NBA teams from the absolute bottom in league revenue to top-two in financial performance. He’s broken every premium revenue metric in Super Bowl history as the NFL’s sales leader. He opened a billion-dollar stadium, helped save the New Orleans NBA franchise, and founded the San Francisco 49ers Talent Academy.

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The Playmakers: On Purpose podcast is an all-access pass to a purpose-centered tribe of leaders in business, sports, and life who are on a mission of meaning and impact. The show takes purpose from an out of reach North Star to a practical and tactical exploration of how we can step into each day, ON PURPOSE, where life no longer happens “to us”, it begins to happen “for us”. 

From the Why Coach of the San Francisco 49ers to your coach, take a seat at the table with sports industry executive, #1 bestselling author, personal transformation expert, turned senior leader and advisor to PurposePoint and the Why Institute, Paul Epstein, in this inspiring, yet immediately actionable podcast. 

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There’s a Book Inside You (ft. Naren Aryal, CEO, Amplify Publishing Group)

There’s a Book Inside You (ft. Naren Aryal, CEO, Amplify Publishing Group)

Naren Aryal, Connor Trombley, Detroit Podcast Studios, Paul Epstein