They say that everyone has at least one book in them. Are you getting stuck by the common myths and misconceptions that people have about publishing books?
Ben Gioia is a four-time best-selling author who has been on Solopreneur Money before. He is here today to identify and dispel the misunderstandings that stop books from getting finished. If you have had writing a book on your to-do list, listen in to hear how you can get it done.
You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in…
- Ben’s story [2:02]
- The biggest myths and misunderstandings that stop books in their tracks [12:47]
- Where to go to publish your book [22:40]
- The money questions [30:42]
- How to connect with Ben [34:11]
Ben helps others learn the nuances of writing a book
Ben Gioia has written, not one but four, best-selling books and he teaches others how they can do the same. His teachings are used by more than 80,000 thought leaders around the world. He helps folks write great books in as little as 5 weeks, enjoy 5-figure speaking fees, and attract 6-figure consulting gigs.
Ben has gotten where he is now by learning the power of being aware of the present moment. This heightened mindfulness allows him to choose not to suffer. Listen in to hear how his hair-raising adventures in India led him to this frame of mind.
What’s holding you back from writing and publishing your bestseller
If you are thinking about writing a book, it’s probably because you know a thing or two about the subject you would like to write about. Many people lack confidence in their own expertise, so it is important to build that awareness of yourself as the expert so that you can get the words flowing on paper.
On the other hand, just because you know the content doesn’t mean that it will make for a bestseller. You need to talk to your audience and understand their pain points to make your book a success. Listen to your ideal customer and discover their biggest fears and challenges. Make sure you write your book for them–not for you.
While you want to get your book done quickly, you don’t want to rush it out the door. There are tons of tools that writers can use to speed up the writing process. Learn how to use them to ease the burden.
Publishing is the thing that most don’t understand. Once you’ve written your book you don’t want to get caught up in the publishing process. For most of us, traditional publishing is not the way to go. The traditional way will limit your creative license, and at the end of the day, you may not make as much money. Look into self-publishing companies to see what they can offer. Remember, the point of your book is to help you develop your business.
This may be a hard pill for some to swallow, but it’s important to remember that most people will not read your whole book. They skim and scan for the information they need. So develop a flow that makes sense and have a guide for them to follow. This blueprint will also help you with the writing process.
Listen in to learn what else you need to know about writing and publishing your own book from writing expert, Ben Gioia.
Resources & People Mentioned
- Episode 53 – 5 Weeks to Writing a Bestseller
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