Having a book to your credit is a great thing and it also always makes you appear a reputable person in public. You’ve asked yourself a lot of questions, “should I write that book or not? Will it be read? Will it be worth the time? The answers are YES! There are a million and one reasons to write a book, but when most people want to begin the process of writing, they get caught in two minds, to write or not to write? We will say again; the option is to write!

The question is why do you want to waste your talent and ability? Even if you don’t have the time and experience, at least you can give your ideas and stories to a ghostwriter and watch it come to life.

In this article, we are going to show you 5 important reasons you should write a book now! However, if you don’t have the time and experience to write for a mass audience, you can consult a ghostwriter to help you do it.

  1. Boost Your Reputation

Have you ever met someone or been to a place and someone is introduced to you and during introduction you hear something like, “meet Mr/Mrs XYZ, they’re this and that and also the author of…………… book”. What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Such person has got to be a professional and someone to learn from and listen to. If you’re to choose between two people of the same profession for expert advice or counselling, you’re more likely to patronize and listen to someone who has authored a book in that field than someone who hasn’t. That’s because authoring a book makes you look like an expert and boost your reputation as everyone knows it takes a lot of creativity, research and skills to write a book. In turn, they give you a lot of respect. It is hard these days to see CEOs, Global Icons and World’s Most Influential Men and Women who don’t have a book to their credit.

  • Make Money

Do you know how much some people make from books? Books aren’t a thing of old, even these days in the era of internet and TV; books still sell millions and millions of copies. For example, E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey sold over 15 million copies from 2010 through 2020. His other books, like Fifty Shades Darker, sold over 10 million copies from 2011 through 2020. And Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games sold over 9 million copies from 2008 through 2020. Imagine how much they’ve made? Not to mention great writers like J.K Rowling the great author of ‘Harry Potter’, Harold Robbins, Sidney Sheldon, etc. You might not make as much as they did from your book, but books are a great way to make money. Especially in a fast-paced world where E-publishing ensures your book can be bought and read even in continents different from yours.

  • Fame

How many of these names don’t you know? Or how many haven’t you heard at least once in your lifetime? J.K Rowling, Williams Shakespeare, Prof. Wole Soyinka, George Orwell, Charles Dickens, Chinua Achebe, Meshack Asare, Chimamanda Adichie, Mariama Ba, Agatha Christie, etc. At least you would know more than 50% of these names. How did you think they made their name and became a global sensation?

Writing a book can do same thing to you; it can make you a global sensation. But how will you find out if you haven’t written that book of yours? These people didn’t become a household name before they wrote books; it was the books they wrote that made them a household name. With a great story and a good marketing push, you might be on your way to the top of the writing pyramid. How far do you think your book can take you? Well, you would have to write it first to find out.    

  • Give People Hope

Whatever it is you have become today, whatever it is you have achieved today, whatever great thing you’ve done with your life didn’t just happen to you overnight, you worked for it and struggled for it. You probably even went through the fire before you became the great person you are today. That mountain you overcame, that obstacle you squashed, that stumbling block you turned stepping stones is hindering some people from reaching their goals today and they’re about to give up. Others have even given up, some have even committed suicide. You need to share your story of grass to grace; it is all some people need to hear to stay strong. Your stories can touch and change the lives of people far and near; you need to share them to inspire people. Somebody somewhere is giving up right now, and all they might need to keep moving is to know someone has gone through same and has won the battles they’re giving up on now. But they need to know when, how and what to do? The question is will you tell them?

  • Leave a Legacy

If you write a book, surely the book will outlive you. Your children, grand-children and great-grandchildren will see it, read about it and regard their parents, grandparents or great-grandparents as a wise person. Many people will also learn about you and consider you an astute person. Even at your old age, you will still get respected because of the level of wisdom they’ve read in the book(s) you wrote as a younger person. Even after death, you would leave a legacy for yourself and family. Your children might also choose the same path that you’ve chosen as a talented and creative professional. If you leave a book behind, you’ll be leaving a legacy behind as a wise person who did the little they could to better the world and leave it with something to make it better.

There are many other important reasons why you should write a book, one of which it helps to boost your business and make you look like an expert. But we hope the above highlighted reasons have stimulated your want to write a book? We wish you success and luck as you begin the journey. But if you need expert advice or help on writing any genre of book, you can contact us through any of the contact info on our contact us page.   

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