Did you ever wonder why writers promote writing and marketing? It’s pretty easy, once you start writing, you’re addicted to the craft – first of all – it just gets into your blood and you love to write. There’s something refreshingly appealing about putting your words in print and hitting that publish button – whether it’s a blog or a book.
And then… There’s that other thing. Buyers are addiction. We LOVE you guys.
The joy of hearing the impact we’ve had on your lives can increase our love bank a 100%.
Because seriously, if you’re an author and you don’t have that nice tight little lineup of everything you’ve written spanning across the top of your page, you’re missing out on some great satisfaction.
And your readers may be missing out on some of your publications.
I had a visit with a reader last week, and we talked about the interesting content in one of his books. He’d just purchased one of mine, and the topic was “How to Write Content Like a Pro” – I don’t remember the title of his book – but he mentioned that he’d used a blog post as the basis for his book. It was only 40 pages long, but it was jam packed with content. Valuable information that content writers need to know.
The one thing that hit me over and over about his book, both as I read it, and as we discussed the book was the simplicity of the information, and how much his readers could take away from such a simple, easy to read book.
My writer’s residual income take away:
- On real pages, they could take quick notes about how they felt about the content, and how they could use it in their own content writing efforts.
- Their notes would add to the book he wrote a layer of personalization that might not happen if he’d written a three hundred page book on the same topic.
- Quick read books can be applied to the project as soon as you’re done reading, and they’re not as overwhelming to read.
And then he walked away and I kept thinking about the number of people who have commented on various parts of my books over the years. Some of my favorite books have been short, fast reads, and people got the most out of those – because they could apply the information.
What powerful information are you not publishing, because you think there isn’t enough of it?
Let’s talk about how you can publish non-fiction and start your own Author Page.