Published on March 13, 2014
•This is the most common reason experts and thought leaders tell each other then need to, but it’s not enough.
Let’s do the math: •If your book sells for about $20, depending on how you publish, you’ll receive anywhere from $1 to $10 per book in royalties. •If you average 2 hours per day, 5 days per week and complete your book (writing and editing) in 2 months, that’s about 80 hours of your time…. Then the publishing process begins. •Add in advertising and marketing for the next 2 to 3 years; not to mention packing and shipping the boxes back and forth from events… •How many books will you need to sell to make having a product worth it?
94% of experts and thought leaders experience improvement in their brand, most after publishing just one book.
95% of experts and thought leaders generate more speaking gigs, even after publishing just one book.
96% of experts and thought leaders generate more clients – individuals and organizations – even after publishing just one book.
If there is brand improvement, more speaking gigs, and more clients, it’s not surprising that 94% of experts and thought leaders see an increase in leads.
With more opportunities coming in the door, 87% of experts and thought leaders were able to increase their fees, even after publishing just one book.
87% of experts and thought leaders experienced working with higher quality clients as a result of becoming an author.
After all of these other benefits, is it any surprise that 76% of experts and thought leaders closed more deals as a result of becoming an author?
RainToday .com, a market research organization, interviewed 200 experts and thought leaders from a wide variety of industries and published a report titled, The Business Impact of Writing a Book: Data, Analysis, and Lessons from Professional Service Providers Who Have Done It. All statistics came from this in-depth report.
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