Between a lack of know-how and a pile of limiting beliefs, you have put that book idea you have on the back burner for far too long. Now is the time to take charge of your legacy and write the book you were always meant to publish.
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WHY YOU SHOULD SELF-PUBLISH A BOOK ...Or Not
IT NEVER FAILS...
Anytime I do something new, (write a book, launch a podcast,
film a video, write another book) some folks will tell me how cool
it is that I did those things. IMAGE: David Gabino
Which is almost always followed by I want to do one too,
someday. IMAGE: Natalie Johnson
My next response is always the same If you want it Go Get
When I wrote my first book, I was TERRIFIED. IMAGE: Hammonton
I had no idea how to deliver it, didnt know how to host it,
didnt know which format to use, and no idea how long to make it.
IMAGE: College Degrees 360
I was scared, worried people wouldnt want it. IMAGE:
Fear of rejection is a bad Mutha-Trucker. Fear stalled me for
months, but eventually I wrote that book IMAGE: Romana Klee
Did it get downloaded thousands of times? NO Did it make me
rich? NOPE DID IT PROVIDE VALUE? Hell Yes! IMAGE: AMcGill
If you want to write a book, stop talking about it, and do it.
IMAGE: Steven DePolo
Yes, it really is that simple. Open up Word, Notepad, or Google
Docs and start writing IMAGE: The Culinary Geek
Get your ass out of eventually and get to work.
Need some compelling reasons? You should publish a book
because... IMAGE: Kevin Dooley
#1 BECAUSE YOU CAN! IMAGE: Kevin Dooley
You were equipped with opposable thumbs, and the innate ability
to string words together, What more reason do you need? IMAGE: Tom
#2 Completing a monumental task is liberating. Finish the book,
and youll feel unstoppable IMAGE: Gonzalo_AR
#3 People will love you. Share your words and the world will
beat a path to your door. IMAGE: Neal.
#5 Make the world a better place The more value you provide,
the better the world will be. IMAGE: NASA
#6 Help someone else up the ladder Remember that one book you
read that changed your view on life? BE THAT RESOURCE FOR OTHERS
IMAGE: Georgios Karamanis
#7 Insane amounts of credibility You cant swing a dead cat
without hitting a blogger, but tell someone you wrote a book, &
WATCH THEIR EYES LIGHT UP IMAGE: Jeff Harris
#8 You may already have all the content Pull together a couple
dozen blog posts you wrote on a subject clean it up, organize it,
create a cover and BOOM! YOURE AN AUTHOR IMAGE: GinneRobot
#9 More eyeballs on your work Provide a free resource guide
& gain a whole legion of new fans to your tribe. IMAGE: Ashley
#10 The root of authority is author Write a book and people ask
you to be part of things. IMAGE: Theresa Thompson
THERE ARE MANY REASONS why you should write a book. Then again,
maybe you shouldnt.
Consider a few reasons why you shouldnt publish a book.
A: Theres no money in it Unless youre Stephen King, JK Rowling,
or Seth Godin, IT IS UNCOMMON TO MAKE A LIVING ON THE SALES OF A
SINGLE BOOK. IMAGE: Alex Barth
B: Youre not a good writer Stringing words together in a
cohesive manner not your strong suit? A BOOK MIGHT NOT BE THE RIGHT
GIG. IMAGE: Alex Proimos
B: Your heart isnt in the work You may have a lot to share, but
if youre not passionate about the work, it will show.
C: Youre miserly over your methods Go ahead, hold onto your
precious trade secrets...
Im sure your competitors will be more than willing to take your
D: Mediocre is the best you can do WE HAVE NO ROOM FOR mill f
tINheLIBRARIES. run o OUR PHOTO: Azrasta
NOW YOU HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE Are you up for the challenge?
PHOTO: Trilli Bagus
Willing to put for time & energy to put out something
WORTHWHILE? Then lets get started PHOTO: James Clear
So, how do you start Your First Book?
Rule #1 BABY STEPS IMAGE: Efilpera
If you run your engine at full throttle, YOULL BURN IT DOWN,
AND END UP STUCK. Motor along at cruising speed, youll last longer,
and pass the guy burning on the side of the road IMAGE: Ashley
Automotive metaphors aside, the 1st thing you need IS A PLAN
IMAGE: Dollar Bin
Know your Niche. Know Your Reader. UNDERSTAND EXACTLY what and
who you are writing toward. IMAGE: Dollar Bin
And the deeper the niche the BETTER! (specific sells better
than general) IMAGE: Hani Amir
OUTLINES RULE! Get your thoughts down hard and fast, and then
put them in a structure that creates fluid progress. IMAGE: Ulisse
Write Every Day Small, daily rituals of writing lead to better
success of finishing on time. REMEMBER: Baby Steps IMAGE: Luca
Side Note! If you miss your daily writing goal, dont beat
yourself up about it. Just start fresh again & move on. IMAGE:
Read Strunk & Whites ELEMENTS OF STYLE A resource every
writer should have in their library. No screwing around, just buy
it, and read it. IMAGE: Kevin Dooley
Know Your Formats The more you know about headlines, subheads,
and body copy, the better off youll be in the end. IMAGE: Bbum
Know Your Publishing Options IMAGE: Brenda Starr Should you
give it away as an incentive, or should you sell it? Do you want to
go print, or should you stay digital?
THAT SHOULD GET YOU STARTED IMAGE: The Happy Rower
You will have questions along the way, BUT THE ANSWERS EXIST. I
learned by doing, and you can too. IMAGE: jjjohn
But Wait, THERES MORE! IMAGE: Daliborlev
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