When I wrote my first book I did it purely for my own self achievement when I had time after selling one of my businesses and after some encouragement from friends who wanted to see me document my journey from homeless teen to successful entrepreneur. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted it published.
The fact is I wasn’t trying to achieve anything other than write down my story with some advice and examples of what I’d done and how. I thought perhaps it might help a few people or maybe just myself when I wanted a bit of inspiration later in my own life.
After a publishing offer and further advice on book marketing and promotion I decided to self publish and promote my book myself. I then went on a 2 year journey of learning how to publish and promote books.
What happened after this was a surprise to me and made me wonder why nobody had encouraged me to write a book before. In business or even in a career where we are trying to promote ourselves as specialists, experts or just pretty good in our field, it’s not easy to stand out. Self promotion and selling what we do is not easy, there’s always a lot of others doing the same and often they are not nearly as good but they get more work and more money because they stand out more.
After writing my first book and got into a few bestseller categories on Amazon I discovered I had a line of people coming to me for help and advice with respect giving me instant credibility and authority without me having to convince them of my worth because my book had already done that.
What I had found out is that a well marketed and promoted book is one of the best marketing tools anyone can create. Since then I have written several books and helped many others publish their books so they can do the same. assisting others publish and promote their books is one of the most rewarding things I do now.
Through doing this over and over for myself and my clients I have worked out a very reliable formula so first time writers and those that have almost no experience with writing can do it and we can put out a great book and achieve bestseller status in a relevent category on Amazon.
Now I have more time available over the next year I want to concentrate on helping more people with publishing books but my time is still limited so if you’d like some help with this I’d love to talk to you further but please get in touch before my calendar fills up. Use the form below and we can discuss further: