If you like to help people improve their own lives, careers, businesses, and relationships – by teaching, inspiring, and sharing your own knowledge and experiences – then you should be writing non-fiction. Here is a shortlist of my favorite reasons why you should be writing and selling your own non-fiction books.
What You Will Learn In This Post
1. You will learn why writing non-fiction is a great way to help satisfy your own needs and wants.
2. You will learn five amazing reasons you should want to start writing non-fiction books.
3. You will learn about some of the stumbling blocks that are no long-standing in your way.
If you like to entertain people, then you would probably enjoy writing fiction. But, if you like to help people improve their own lives, careers, businesses, and relationships – by teaching, inspiring, and sharing your own knowledge and experiences – then you should be writing non-fiction.
From my perspective, we all have an obligation to do this, especially if we like to communicate by writing. And, in the high-tech world we live in today, there are no more obstacles preventing us from doing this through self-publishing.
Here is a short list of my favorite reasons why you should be writing and selling your own non-fiction books:
Reason # 1. A Non-Fiction Book Can Boost Your Career and Business
Even with the huge proliferation of self-publishing, having your name on a published book will still impress most people. One of the main reasons to write a non-fiction book is to boost your credibility in the eyes of your current clients, your prospective clients, your co-workers, and your peers.
Handing a prospective client your signed book is infinitely more impressive than handing them a business card and a brochure. Credibility is one of the main ingredients to building a great career and business. A well-written non-fiction book will help you achieve that.
Reason # 2. More People Buy Non-Fiction Books
There will always be a demand for non-fiction books. Just walk into any big book store, look around, and you will immediately see that non-fiction takes up almost the entire store. Non-fiction sales numbers have been rising for many years and outpacing fiction. In addition, many book buyers don’t mind paying a higher price for non-fiction books.
Reason # 3. Non-Fiction Books Help Make The World A Better and More Productive Place
You spend your life learning about certain topics. Topics that you have become an expert in. And you get paid for applying that knowledge to help others improve their own lives. A non-fiction book will enable you to help many thousands more than you could realistically help from your own office.
Reason # 4. Non-Fiction Books Are Easier To Market And Sell
With non-fiction, it’s much easier to find and understand your target audience. This is half the battle to building a successful marketing plan. And, it’s essential if you have any hope for sales success. And, as an added bonus, non-fiction books generally have a very long shelf life. This means that your book, if written properly, will keep making you money for a long time.
Reason # 5. Non-Fiction Books Aren’t Overly Difficult To Write
Although there is nothing easy about writing, especially for publication, you’re probably writing about topics that you already have a knowledge, understanding, and expertise in. Or, at the very least, a topic that you have a great enthusiasm for and interest in.
And, if you look at writing your non-fiction book not as one gigantic project, but as many little goals that you can achieve one at a time, you’re more likely to finish writing it. So, with some planning, some research, an outline, and some perseverance, the process will actually be a great learning experience for you, and an enjoyable one.
“Writing non-fiction can help you achieve the success you seek. But, success isn’t only about what you accomplish in your life. It’s also about what you inspire others to do with their own life. Writing non-fiction can help you achieve all of this.” (Tweet)
Don’t be afraid to share your unique skills, knowledge, and experiences, with the entire world. You need to believe and understand that the world does need your help, and that people all over the world will benefit from what you can, and should be, sharing with them. In order to be seen as a leader in your field, and on this planet, you must share what you have to offer.
Writing and publishing non-fiction can help you achieve the success you seek in order to satisfy your own needs and wants. But, success isn’t only about what you accomplish in your own life. It’s also about what you inspire others to do with their own life. Writing non-fiction can help you achieve all of this.
Questions For Us To Think About And Discuss
1. Have you thought about sharing your skills, knowledge, and experiences by writing a non-fiction book?
2. What is holding you back from doing it? (Think about this question for a while before answering.)
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