So, you have been toying with the idea of becoming an author. Let’s face it. The reason you are on this page is because you are looking for justification for your quest to become an author (or justification not to become one). So, your question is “should I become an author?”
Yes! You have thought about it from time to time. You have probably imagined your face and name in front of a book.
But here lies the problem: You do not know how to go about writing a book. This has made you doubt yourself and wonder whether there is any reason to become an author.
Let’s start by clearing the air and stating that ANYONE can become an author, even if you do not know how to write. Yes! Anyone can.
All you need to do is to hire the right ghostwriter, share your thoughts and ideas with them and have a book in your name.
It’s that easy.
Now that this is out of the way, the next thing to look at is whether it is even necessary to become an author. Is it something that you should be looking at?
Why You Should Become An Author
Record has it that at the time of writing this post, 48.2 million books have been published on Amazon. That’s a whopping number. The question is, “if book writing wasn’t as important or necessary, would we have these number of titles on the online bookstore?
Most definitely not!
This means that there’s something about authoring a book that makes it necessary. Let’s look at some of them.
Authoring a book and publishing it means that you want to make a profit from it. If your book goes ahead to hit the bestseller mark, you could be carting in thousands of dollars monthly. Who wouldn’t want the extra dollars?
The fact is that the moment you mention that you are an author, everyone in the room looks at you as someone smarter and more knowledgeable than a lot of people. Being an author positions you as an expert in your field.
Research conducted by RainToday titled The Business Impact Of Writing A Book showed that out of 11,000 business owners who responded to the survey, 96% stated that writing a book positively impacted their business by helping them generate new leads to their business. Because writing a book positions you as an expert, it also shows that your business is managed by an expert. And that you can get the opportunity to increase your fees, attract high-paying clients, get into the international space and get collaborations that you naturally wouldn’t have gotten in your business.
Make an impact
You would agree with me that there are books that have left indelible marks in your life. You could even say that where you are today is a result of some books you have read in the past. This means that these books have influenced your life. Who says that you cannot write a book that would make that kind of impact in the life of someone else? So, you see that you need to write that book now.
Leave a legacy
There’s so much in you that the world needs to know, even when you are no longer here. There are insights you have that are not popular. Some lessons you have learnt in life and business that are not so common. There are ideas that you have birthed that the world needs to get wind of. How best to put these out there except through writing a book? And you know what’s interesting? Once you’ve written a book, it becomes indelible. Whether you published electronically or in hard copies, it is indelible. You are an author for life! Isn’t this the best way to create something that would represent you and outlive you?
Share your story
Whether you are sharing your life story or your business story, there’s no better person to tell your story than you. You are in the best position to tell it from a first person point of view instead of as a reported speech.
These are some of the convincing reasons you should write your own book and become an author.
Now that you have read to this point, I believe that you totally agree and you are convinced that writing a book (becoming an author) is one of the biggest gifts you can give to yourself.
What is holding you back from making the move to write your book?
Just send us a message immediately so that we can start discussing your book idea and how to bring it to life right away. We would be waiting for your message.