Are you wondering about writing a book? Or, do you think writing a book is not worth the effort? Consider that a book engages readers more than blogs. It is easier than ever to publish a book. Today you can self-publish and bypass publishers who once offered the only way book authors were published.
Books are Change Agents
If you have a deeply felt creative idea or solution, you may want to write a book. Although fewer people will read a book than online content, a book captures interest and attention the way a blog, or even a collections of blogs, is unable to do. This is why Seth Godin, a highly successful online entrepreneur and marketer, chose to write a book.
Even when there have never been as many ways to share and consume information, books still have a place. Books allow readers to absorb the material at their own pace. Books give substance to creative thoughts and allow them to be absorbed thoughtfully as readers read the content from beginning to end.
Provide Protection from Unauthorized Use
Plagiarism is easier when the material is more accessible, widely shared, and less protected by copyright than a book. If a publisher publishes the book, it will also be protective of the published content and its revenue-earning capacity.
Books Boost Reputations and Revenue Streams
If you blog, you should consider writing a book. Readers respect book-writing bloggers more than bloggers who have not written books. Even celebrities have gone the book writing route to broaden the way they share themselves with others. Ethan Hawke, Tiny Fey, Jesse Eisenberg and a host of other celebrities have become book authors. Some, like Suzanne Somers, have used their persona to sell their work, while others use their work to boost their reputations and/or revenue streams.
Books Serve Different Purposes
Books are broadly accepted calling cards for gatekeepers of content venues from digital sites to other media sources, lecture halls, conference venues, boardrooms, and anywhere material can be presented and absorbed. They can be conceptual representatives, manifestos, discussion-starters, marketing tools, icebreakers, and a way to pass time enjoyably in solitude.
The work required in writing, publishing, and publicizing books earns respect. Books require rigorous thought, effort, and substantial content material. Authors become more authoritative with a vehicle that opens other paths to gain attention, such as videos, presentations, and merchandise. A book can remain unchanged or be updated and expanded through other means.
If you are willing to make the commitment—write a book. Create leverage for your ideas and reputation. Discover why celebrities use books to share their life stories or some other aspect of themselves. Use the vehicle more permanent than digital content to connect with others.