Sharing your commitment to write a thought leadership book is one of the most important first steps you should take. Sharing your commitment write a book ensures its completion and paves the way for its success. Here are 7 reasons to share your intention to write a thought leadership book:
- Support. Sharing your intention with employees, ambulance family, refractionist and friends enlists their support. As a result, view they will be more likely to overlook an occasional missed family or social event. If you also share your intended writing schedule with family and co-workers, they’ll also be more likely to respect your privacy and not bother you during your scheduled writing sessions.
- Determination. When you share your intention to write a book with others, you’re likely to be benefit from added discipline and determination. After you’ve made your intention known to others, you’ll find it harder to put off a writing session in order to sleep an hour later, or watch television.
- Assistance. You’re likely to be surprised by others who will offer to help you, if the occasion arises. You’re apt to receive newspaper clippings relevant to your topic, or e-mail containing links to blogs and websites. Others may offer to help you by reading and commenting on your initial drafts.
- Networking. Announcing your intention to write your book on your blog or website adds credibility to e-mails you send to subject area experts and others asking for advice, case studies, or requests for interviews. “Anyone” can claim to be writing a book, but your requests will be taken more seriously when you have displayed your intention online.
- Speaking. Your public commitment to write a book will also increase your desirability as a speaker in your area of expertise, opening the door to speaking at local events or appearing as a panelist at trade events. Your commitment to write a book will also add credibility to teleseminars and webinars you host while writing your book.
- Anticipation. Describing your commitment to write a book online will also enhance your search engine visibility, increasing your visibility to individuals searching for information on your topic. Your blog or website will be more visible to prospects, event organizers, and–even–publishers looking for authors with expertise in your area.
- Familiarity. Each time you blog or discuss the book you’re writing, or post a sample downloadable chapter, you’re creating familiarity, which builds your prospective reader’s confidence in your book. Accordingly, by the time your book emerges from the printer, you’ll have a market that’s ready to buy your book. If, on the other hand, you’ve kept your book a secret, you’ll have to overcome a skeptical market unwilling to take a chance on something new and different.
The advantages of writing a book to drive business and position yourself relative to the competition are well known. Your ability to write a book is proven each day by your continuing success working for others, or running your own business. The first step to writing a successful author thought leadership book is to publicly share your intention and commitment to writing your book. Your public commitment paves the way to success by helping you both write and promote your book, launching it to a market that’s ready to buy.
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