n this episode, I continue with my best advice for first-time authors, which I began last week. Even if you've never thought about writing a book or don't think you could, this episode is for you.
Let me provide a quick review of the last episode to give you some context if you are just tuning in. There are at least four reasons why you should consider writing a book:
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- Everyone is an expert at something. You may not be aware of it. Or you have forgotten that you know what you know. But you have something that could add value to others.
- Nothing credentials you like a book. Not even a Ph.D. Having a book makes you an authority (at least in terms of the perception).
- It can help you launch a brand new one. A book often goes where you can't go. It opens doors. It starts conversations. It creates opportunities.
- Even if the book itself doesn't generate a lot of money, it can be used to sell back-end services and other products.
The problem is that it can be tough to get published. My premise in the last episode was that becoming a published author by taking five steps:
I want to spend the bulk on this session, answering questions from my listeners.
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In this episode I mentioned several resources, including:
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