You probably already know the benefits of getting a book published and becoming a bestselling author:
Build a stronger personal brand immediately
A permanent marketing tool - no one throws books away, and they are always working on your behalf
Pre-frame yourself to clients before they even speak to you. Your book shows your expertise.
Multiple authors are marketing you, every time the talk about your book.
Use it in your content marketing plan to get leads
Open the door to new opportunities
A book is your most powerful business card
Most people will never write the first book, you will have one to share in the next few months
Add to your signature, your bio, your articles and proposals
Instant Authority Boost
Adding that first book or another book to your library will create a huge boost of credibility to you and your brand.
If I can do it, there is no doubt you can too.
If you struggle with lack of confidence, lack of time, lack of money or lack of knowledge, all of this can seem overwhelming...
I get it.
Starting and finishing any book is tough...
The idea of publishing a book, especially your first book, can be overwhelming. Not only do you have to worry about writing, but then there is formatting, editing, the cover, the marketing, the launching, getting reviews, etc...
So when I finally discovered a way to crowd source the effort, and simply participate in writing a chapter, I jumped at the opportunity! (I still jump at it every time I have a chance)
You see, you don't have to be a publishing or book marketing expert to have a book. You don't even have to write the whole book.
What is crowdsourcing a book?
You have probably seen me or someone else do it. Crowdsourcing a book is done by gathering a group of authors together, and each author contributes a chapter.
That's it. You just worry about writing a great 1000-1500 word chapter, and let everyone else do the rest.
The organizer handles the costs and time for cover creation, editing, formatting, promotion (marketing).
In fact, it is incredibly cost effective for the co-authors. My current costs for just the editing portion of my books costs me around $300 per chapter.
Crowdsourcing in this way allows you to get your name out for a fraction of the total cost of a book.
The book is your starting line...
When I finally decided to take action, my only regret was not starting sooner.
I joined a crowdsourced book with Jack Canfield and about 60 other authors. Not only did I have my first book published, but it became a permanent fixture in my Amazon Author's Library.
It also started building my "online resume."
At least four influencers I have recently reached out to have commented that they had already "seen the great stuff I am doing."
Translation: "I have seen you have a lot of great looking books you have authored or co-authored on your Amazon bookshelf."
I was stunned, but realized I do that myself. When someone reaches out, I check and see if they have a book and how they look.
That is why that first book became so important.
You need to make the most of your time ….
Once you publish your first book (co-authored or not), you will have turned on the ability to speed up your credibility and authority.
I have spend that time waiting and waiting, and sometimes you just need a little push to get going and see how capable you are of becoming an author, a bestseller and an authority in your space.
That is why I want to introduce you to...
The Co-Author Project (crowdsourcing a book)
My Co-Author Project enables you to get your first book (or next book) out there quickly, and painlessly. It also allows you to learn how we publish and consistently make our books bestsellers.
By joining this book:
You get Bestselling Author Status (forever!)
You create a lead magnet (entry) to whatever you have to offer online. This could be another book, your website, your course or coaching. (hint: you can never have too many of these)
You create another permanent marketing asset for your portfolio. My goal is to continuously create lead magnets and content assets. There are few better assets than a book, and few ways to get your name on a book that are more economical than The Co-Author Project.
You have myself, and your co-authors marketing you forever after (free)! Every time anyone of us sends someone to read this book, that person sees you.
Authority by association. Just being a co-author on a book shows you add value. This is a way to add that quickly.
You don't have to be a book marketer or learn book marketing to have a Bestseller. You just need to focus on your great chapter!