Writing a book can be a big endeavor - figuring out the content, topic, title, and what you will write for the chapters. How many chapters should you write, and how many words should you have in your new book?
When you’re writing a book, there are many decisions. However, if this is the first book you’ve written, then deciding whether to work with a publisher or self-publish your book is easy for 98% of first-time authors - you’ll want to self-publish your new book.
Most New Authors Never Publish Their Book
And while many people have a “book in their head,” more than 80% of those who want to write a book never successfully do so. I’ve had to ghostwrite clients to finish their book and not publish it because of imposter syndrome. They have finished their book, but they are afraid that no one will take them seriously, so they never publish the book they’ve spent hundreds of hours creating, editing, and putting together to publish.
Why Choose Self-Publishing for Your First Book?
Many people start writing their first book with dreams of traditional publishing, picking up their book to send off to Amazon and book stores nationwide. And while that is a great long-term goal for a new author, getting a traditional book publisher is very hard. Not only is this process time-consuming, but it’s also very expensive, especially if you hire an agent to represent your book.
What does a ghostwriter do?
You may have heard about ghostwriters, but aren’t sure what they do for their clients. The easiest way to explain what a ghostwriter does is to give you an example.
A small business owner, Jill, wants to write a book about her work as a human resources expert. Why does she want to write a book? Being a published author gives you credibility and notoriety for your work. You are seen as a legitimate professional in your field when you’ve written a book. Additionally, becoming an author also opens you up to many more speaking engagements.
Do you have to write a book to be an expert? No. Will you have less recognition? Yes. The fact is, being an author gives you a considerable advantage over others in the same field and