Laura M. Talley

Ghostwriter, Copywriter

Why You Should Write a Book

Thinking about writing a book? You should! Here are 8 reasons why.

1. Authority in Your Field

Writing a book instantly makes you an authority in your field. People assume that if you wrote a book, you know what you’re talking about.

2. Supercharge your career

Once you’re seen as an authority, you can launch your career to new heights. Be the guy who wrote the book on management skills for the 23rd century and you will be seen as the most qualified to move into a new position.

3. Make extra money

You probably won’t grow rich, but you can make some extra money by publishing. And you never know! Maybe you will be one of the lucky few who wind up with a mega best-seller.

4. Helps you market yourself

How awesome does, “Author of Book” look on your resume? Writing a book shows you are knowledgeable and willing to work hard to go the extra mile.

5. Launch a speaking career

As an author, you may find yourself invited to speaking engagements. Having a book to sell at such presentations adds to your income and authority.

6. Impressive

Most people are impressed by writers because they know they don’t have the discipline to sit down and write a book themselves. Everyone has a book in them, but very few people take time to write them. Even fewer people take time to publish the ones they do write.

7. Rewarding

Not only does writing a book make you look good, it makes you feel good, too. Some people say success is a habit. Writing a book helps you feel confident. More confidence can turn into more work and more success.

Like the idea but don’t have the time/energy/will? As a ghostwriter, I help people find their way in the writing world whether they simply need advice or are too busy to write. If you have any questions or need help, feel free to contact me. I love email!

  • Kelly James-Enger says:

    Great post. I would add that writing a book about a subject you’ve covered before (through articles and/or blog posts) is a way to get paid twice, what I call “double-dipping.” You may have to rework your former work, but I’ve found that my *articles* and blog posts on freelancing have made a solid framework for *books* on freelancing.

    March 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm
  • Laura says:

    Yes, I agree. I actually didn’t mean to publish this yet. It was just supposed to be an outline. That’s what I get for trying to update everything on too little sleep! I’ll finish it up tomorrow morning.

    March 30, 2013 at 2:12 pm

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