I don’t think there is enough blog space for me to really tell you about the experience that I’ve had with respect to the self-publishing aspect of my books. Actually, I’ve learned that I’m an “Indie Publisher” because I formed a publication company and am quarterbacking the whole process (that’s another story in itself). Self-publishing is where you write the manuscript and a check. Then you turn both over to a publisher and wait for the boxes of books to show up on your doorstep.
It is a journey that I’ve really enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) and would share with anyone who would like to hear about it. It’s a journey based on my own research on the publishing industry as well as talking to many of my friends who are either self-published authors or vendors who have been very generous with their advice.
For all my friends who are independent consultants and experts in their respective fields, I would highly recommend that you strongly consider writing and publishing a book. This book will establish your credibility at a higher level and can only help you improve your close rate. If you don’t have the time, you don’t think you’re a good writer, and don’t understand the process, don’t worry. There’s always someone out there to help you. The important thing is that you get a book that you can hand someone when you first meet them. It’s all about visibility and credibility.
I’m getting very excited about my first book, “The Mindset of Networking®” being available on June 30th. I’m even more excited about making sure that I get a copy into the hands of each member of the Business Forum.
Thank you for visiting our new Southeast Business Forums blog site. I hope that you will come back and visit again. I’m confident that the quality of blogs by our members will be outstanding.
Good luck and good networking.