By Jennifer S. Wilkov, host of the “Your Book Is Your Hook!” Show on WomensRadio
As authors and writers, we’re always learning about resources and industry tools that we can use to improve our book project performance and the enjoyment of our writing and marketing experiences. Today let’s talk about your life with the title of author.
When you become an author, you add the rare title of “author” to your business card, resume and marketing pitch.
More importantly than all this, you add value to others by sharing what you know and love through the incomparable venue of a book. Great content that educates, entertains and enlightens others makes your investment in writing it – and the reader’s investment of time and energy to read it – worth it.
When you belong to an organization like WBENC, the Women Business Enterprise National Council, and you become an author, you are distinguished as an even greater contributor to the organization and community. As an author, your prominence amidst the other members shines bright. You also bring great positive press to the organization as well by including your membership status in your author bio.
It is irrelevant if you choose to self-publish, pay someone to publish you or go the traditional route and get a literary agent so you can reach the larger publishing houses.
As an author, you may not only become a leader in your community and organization, you become a Thought Leader.
As a member of the organization you belong to and the community with which you are affiliated, I encourage you to join the ranks of the small percentage who ever write and publish their books.
Not only will you contribute to your organization as a member, you’ll make a bigger contribution to the Greater Good.