Why Should You Write a Book?

Has anyone ever told you that you should write a book? Maybe they’re on to something. Even if someone hasn’t said that to you before, there are a few reasons why you should consider writing a book.

For Fun… For those who enjoy the craft of writing, or are looking for a way to express themselves, writing a book is a wonderful way to give life to your creative ideas. The process of writing a book, having it designed, and published, is fun and interesting when you have the right support system.

To Leave Behind a Legacy… Is there something unique or interesting that happened to you in your life that is worth sharing with the public? Or maybe you want to put your life story on paper so that your grandchildren and their grandchildren and so on will know all about your life’s experiences, and what they can learn from you. Sharing your story can be a fulfilling experience, and something that your family, friends, and even possibly the public, will treasure.

Subject Matter Expert… Do you consider yourself to be an expert in something? What better way to prove your expertise, and establish yourself as an expert in your field, than to write a book? Writing a book may add to your chances of booking speaking engagements and lectures, being used as a resource by the media, and more.

Business Building… Looking for a way to grow your business?  Writing a book can offer a way to enhance your current business offerings, and can bring recognition to you and what your business offers. Your book can be sold to clients, given out as a promotional item, used to gain media attention to your company, and get the attention of potential new clients.

Money…wrong! I never recommend that someone write a book just because they’re looking to make money. The majority of authors today do not make a full-time living from their book.

“But I’m not a writer,” you say? There are lots of professional editors and ghostwriters who can help you bring your vision to life by translating your story and knowledge into the written word.