Why you should write a book

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I’m not talking about an ebook give-away – though they are certainly useful.  I am talking about an actual published book.  I know when starting a business time is normally at a premium, as there is so much to do when starting and you are often still working a full-time job as well.  So why is writing a book, along with all of your other time commitments important?

I am going to list five reasons why the entrepreneur or business owner should write a book.

1.  It expands your market.
Amazon is the largest paid search engine in the world.  Once you are on Amazon and other book websites, your name is accessible to a very large number of people.  Content is the new form of marketing and a book is the ultimate content item.  It introduces people to your other services and if they really like your book, then they will seek out your other products and services too.

2.  It raises your profile.  
Writing a book gives you authority in your area of expertise.  By writing a book, it introduces you to your market as an expert.  That expert status then can opens many opportunities (see point 3 below).  A book really is the best business card you can have.

3.  It opens opportunities.
When people want someone for interviews, to speak, consult or coach.  They will generally look at those who have published in the area.

4.  It’s a source of passive income.
Don’t get me wrong, there are very few for whom a book makes them a living on its own.  However, it can contribute significantly to your income, and the great thing is that once it is written and distribution channels set up, the income is largely passive and can continue to come in for many years.

5.  Its affordable and achievable.
While writing a book is difficult.  My first book took me a long time and lots of editing before it was ready to be published.  However, once you have your final pdf file, the publication of that file is now easy.  Platforms, such as createspace enable publishers to publish their book with absolutely no set up cost and no need for stock inventory.  Publishing a book has certainly never been easier.

 

So why not start your book today, and take your business to the next level?

 

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Comments

  1. Love these reasons and #2 you’re so right….Saying Author I’m sure adds credability.

    Good Post!

    • Absolutely Michael. Michael Hyatt, talks about this and explains that people were talking about platforms before him, but because he was the first to write a book about it, he became the “platform guy.”

  2. Great info Christine! I think in can… I think in can… I think I can…

  3. I like #5 – I think that is what holds a lot of people back – not realizing that they can do it. Thanks for the reminder!

    • You’re welcome Sandy. It is true, that self doubt can be so crippling in so many ways, particularly in allowing us to reach our potential and try new things. Thanks, Christine.

  4. Aloha Christine! Excellent post and reasons for entrepreneurs to write about their shareable passions within their chosen niche. In the digital age of ubiquity and platforms, writing and publishing a book makes perfect sense and hard work that can be truly rewarding. Createspace or POD (Print on Demand) and E-books are growing trends worth watching for sure….And Amazon has the largest foot print as you mentioned thoughtfully and precisely.

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