5 Selfishly Great And Satisfying Reasons To Write A Non-Fiction Book

Synopsis
If you like to help people improve their lives, careers, businesses, and relationships – by teaching, inspiring, and sharing your knowledge and experiences – then you should write non-fiction. Here is a short list of my favorite reasons why you should write and sell non-fiction books.

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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 great reasons you should want to start writing non-fiction books.
3. You will learn about some of the stumbling blocks that are no longer obstacles standing in your way.

Introduction
If you like entertaining people, you would probably enjoy writing fiction. But, if you want to help people improve their lives, careers, businesses, and relationships – by teaching, inspiring, and sharing your knowledge and experiences – then you should write 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 longer any 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 non-fiction books:

Reason # 1. A Non-Fiction Book Can Boost Your Career and Business
EEven with the massive 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, prospective clients, co-workers, and peers.

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Handing a prospective client your signed book is infinitely more impressive than giving 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. Non-fiction sales numbers have been rising for many years and outpacing fiction. Just walk into any big bookstore, look around, and immediately see that non-fiction takes up almost the entire store. 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 specific topics. Topics that you have become an expert in. And you get paid for applying that knowledge to help others improve their lives. A non-fiction book will enable you to help thousands more than you could realistically help from your office.

Thank you to Joel Friedlander of the BookDesigner.com for linking to this article from his website Carnival Of The Indies #118

Thank you to Joel Friedlander of the BookDesigner.com for linking to this article from his website Carnival Of The Indies #118

Reason # 4. Non-Fiction Books Are Easier To Market And Sell
This reason is half the battle to building a successful marketing plan. And, it’s essential if you have any hope for sales success. With non-fiction, it’s much easier to find and understand your target audience. And, as a bonus, non-fiction books generally have a very long shelf life. This means that your book, if appropriately written, 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 knowledge, understanding, and expertise. Or, at the very least, a topic 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, research, an outline, and some perseverance, the process will 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)

Conclusion
You must share your knowledge, understanding, and expertise to be viewed as a leader in your field and on this planet. Don’t be afraid to share your unique skills, knowledge, and experiences with the world. You need to believe and understand that the world needs your help and that people worldwide will benefit from what you can, and should be, sharing with them.

Thank you to Chris Graham for sharing this post on his blog TheStoryReadingApeBlog.com

Thank you to Chris Graham for sharing this post on his blog TheStoryReadingApeBlog.com

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 and publishing non-fiction will help you achieve that.

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.)

This article also appears in Joel Friedlander’s online publication Carnival of the Indies – Issue #118

This article also appears on Chris Graham’s blog Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

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About Joseph C. Kunz, Jr.

I am a husband, father of twins, grandfather, and co-founder of a medical training and publishing company near New York City. With this website, I hope to encourage others who have a passion for a subject and a desire to help others - to also self-publish to achieve their own personal, financial, and creative goals.
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