I believe everyone should write a book. It’s like putting a message in a bottle and throwing it into the ocean and seeing where it takes you.
In the past, many of us needed a publishing house to publish a book. Today, we can self-publish.
Let’s first discuss some of the benefits of being a self-published author.
Benefits of Being A Published Author
#1 Instant credibility
Having a book in your name gives you credibility and positions you as an expert in your niche. You are an expert, that’s why you have a book in your name right?
#2 Your personal branding
It positions you as the go-to guy for your niche. You are instantly recognized, and sometimes you can even get celebrity status.
I believe personal branding is attracting the right people into your network. Individuals who resonate with your message will follow and admire you. It’ll give you the power to be a person who can influence the thoughts of your audience.
#3 Promotional opportunities
Once you have a book in your name, you can send out a press release, and your local media outlets can interview you. It opens up opportunities to be featured on local media outlets.
You can get additional visibility from hundreds of book reviewers who can review your book.
It also opens up speaking opportunities at local and international conferences.
#4 Attract qualified leads
Many people have a published book in their name because it positions them as an expert in their niche. But the biggest benefit is in attracting the right leads for your business.
You will attract people who read your book and resonate with your message. These are pre-qualified leads.
#5 New revenue streams
Authors can earn money as speakers, trainers, consultants, and advisors. These are additional sources of income.
How do you become a self-published author? Here’s a quick guide
Step 1: Write the book
Yes, you’ve got to write the book. If you don’t want to write it yourself, you can hire a ghostwriter to write it for you. Check out our ghost-writing services here.
Step 2: Book cover
A book is judged by its cover, so get one that matches your personality and is designed by a professional.
Step 3: Typesetting
Typesetting is creating uniformity in the layout of your book. Hire a professional for this process. Check out our publishing services where our professionals will do this for you.
Step 4: Sign up on CreateSpace
CreateSpace is a self-publishing and distribution platform that makes your book available at bookstores, online retailers, libraries and academic institutions.
It’s easy to sign up and get approved on CreateSpace, check out this article for a step-by-step process to get published on CreateSpace.
It is much easier today than ever before to become a published author. Now is the time to leverage your branding and marketing with a book in your name.