Is It Worth the Time and Money?
“When you use your book as leverage outside of the sales of your book, that’s when the returns really start to amp up.” —Azul Terronez
One question I am asked quite often is “Is writing a book worth the time, money, and effort?” Authors want to know if they will earn back everything that they invest in it: their time, the cost of editing, designing, and launching their book. The truth is, it depends.
On this week’s episode of “Authors Who Lead,” I talk about why it depends whether it’s worth writing a book, the role of big publishers, and the importance of long-term commitment and marketing.
For it to be successful, you need to treat your book like a long-term commitment, not just a short-lived project. Choose a topic you’re passionate about for the long term. If you want your book to have a high return on investment, select a subject or message that you’re willing to talk about and promote over the next five to ten years.
Marketing is key; publishing a book is just the beginning. If you want your book to thrive, you must actively market and promote it. Utilize your network, engage with your audience, and continuously share your book’s message to ensure its long-term success. Remember, it’s not just about the launch, but about sustaining momentum over time.
Writing a book can be a worthwhile endeavor if approached with a long-term commitment and effective marketing strategies.
In this podcast, I also share:
- Reviews play a crucial role in algorithm-driven platforms like Amazon.
- The book should align with your values and be a topic you are genuinely passionate about.
- Successful authors continuously share and promote their book.
- Writing a book can help create a transition in your life.
- Even with a traditional publisher, you need to market your book.
I’m so grateful that you listened to this podcast. I appreciate anybody who leaves a review; it really helps inspire us to keep contributing and giving content here.
What was your biggest takeaway from this episode? Are you debating on whether it’s worth your time to write a book? In the comments, share your biggest obstacles.
That’s all for this week. If you have a message inside you that needs to be written, know that you can write and publish the book that’s been on your heart.
Don’t delay – get out of your head, put words on the page today, and make a movement with your message!