This is my 100th Small Business Owner blog post. (Yay!)
Shouldn’t I have a book deal by now?
That other bloke only did 100 tweets. Yet he has a book AND a TV show!
And all he did was write down what his father said!
What am I doing wrong?
It’s easier to self-publish than ever.
Yet there’s something exhilarating about a global juggernaut doing all your legal, technical, editorial and promotional leg work.
At least, I imagine there is. (Most nights, actually.)
I could bundle my posts in a print-on-demand trice at www.lulu.com
But where would be the fun in that?
I could follow my Dad and back myself with a cash investment.
But would it sell? And stay for sale? And would I have to pay through the nose for more copies?
If all else fails, I could park my pre-loved content in some penny-pinching aggregation site.
But that would be too desperate.
Everyone has one
The web’s awash with books of every kind.
Many are free.
A disturbing proportion can be obtained by the mere act of following someone on Twitter.
My conclusion from sampling these offerings is this:
Just cause you can, don’t mean you should.
Yet many pundits say a ‘product’ is the best way to supercharge your:
- Professional credibility.
- Passive income.
So, would a longer bbook do more for me?
We’re fortunate to have some heavy hitters in our readership.
I know some of them have released books.
And I suspect others would like to.
So let’s club together and chat about:
Books: Should We? Why? How?
It’s bound to be a ripping debate.
(Let’s give it a hiding.)
Paul Hassing, Founder & Senior Writer, The Feisty Empire