When people meet me, we invariably get into a discussion regarding publishing. As many of you will probably already know, I have been writing and publishing, in various forms, for over 30 years. It’s something I enjoy and get a lot of satisfaction from. It is also something I have taught to others over the years.
But should YOU publish?
The answer depends on a number of factors, not least of which is WHAT are you going to publish – because there are several different ways to publish something. But, most people mean “publish books” when they talk about publishing. So I will stick with that concept for the rest of this post.
What are the advantages of publishing a book?
- Greater exposure – a book can gain you a wider audience
- Greater credibility – a book can give you that credibility that you need (after all, how many people do YOU know that have written and published a book?)
- Greater income – some people make a full-time living out of writing and publishing
- Greater networking – collaborative publishing can enhance your network of like minded people
- Greater incentive – getting one book published can be a simple stepping stone to getting more done in a productive and progressive way.
But, of course, I am aware that people are afraid of publishing something for a variety of reasons – including fear, time constraints and lack of knowledge regarding the process.
Yes, there are considerations and hurdles to overcome but they are easily surmountable. the more you worry about them, the bigger the barriers appear. Trust me, the process is easily do-able. I have done it many times.
I am going to produce a course to explain it all step-by-step so that it becomes clear to all.
Don’t forget: we all have a book (or two) in us. Including YOU!