What Are the Benefits of Writing a Book?

How Barack Obama's book Propelled Him to National Attention

Barack Obama’s first book–written while he was a Constitutional Law Professor at the University of Chicago

Have you ever thought about writing a book? Many people dream of the one day when they will sit down and write the “great American novel” or a memoir or a How To book that explains secrets that took them years to learn. If you have ideas that you want to share with the rest of the world, a book is a great way to do it.  Most people actually dream more of having written a book than of writing one. The dream of fame and being interviewed on television or having their opinion sought as an expert on some subject appeals to more people than the work of sitting alone in front of computer, constructing an outline, developing a point of view and writing, then rewriting and rewriting a compelling story. Although fame does come to many authors, there are many other benefits to writing a book.

Writing a book is a way to express your thoughts and feelings. It is also a way to make money.  Once a you get a book published, you will earn royalties from the copies that sell.  Each copy that sells will give you a percentage of the cost.  What you may not realize though is that this ability to earn money from your book does not stop. Because of today’s modern cataloging and digitizing, your book will be available for purchase for years and years into the future. Today’s author never needs to worry about a book going “out of print” or not being available for purchase anymore. As long as your book is relevant, funny, mesmerizing, deep, compelling or just plain fun to read, your book can be a permanent source of residual income for the rest of your life and the life of your descendants.

The recognition you gain from writing a book could boost sales for your business or brand, increasing customers and sales.  Becoming an expert is similar to becoming a celebrity (and sometimes leads to celebrity).  What do  Barack Obama, Suze Orman, and Tony Robbins have in common? They all became known after writing a book.  Although the majority of impact you have may be in your specific field, you may also find that writing a book helps you gain access and power in other areas you may care about as well. Because of your status as an author, you may find yourself invited to serve on boards or have impact in areas that are important to you. You may be invited to speak, to teach a college course, to have dinner with the president or to run for office. The possibilities are endless.

Finally, writing a book will also bring you self-satisfaction.  The pride you feel in the accomplishment may be the greatest benefit of all. You will gain the admiration of colleagues, friends and family. Writing a book is something many people dream of doing so they naturally feel admiration for those who do. By writing a book you will be accomplishing something that many people want, but few ever do.  Click here and either call or fill out the form on the following page to receive a limited time, free no-obligation consultation on your book idea (normally $100).

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T.R. Locke

Author and Ghostwriter at Your Ghostwriter Online
I am a bestselling author and ghostwriter who loves helping others tell their stories through books. I have written more than 20 books and proposals for professionals including professors, motivational speakers, UN peace negotiators, pastors, athletes, celebrities, politicians, humanitarians, lawyers, doctors, brokers, and thought leaders from around the world. I'm happy to help you, too.
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