Posted September 22, 2017
Purdue University Press has temporarily dropped the list price of Disaster Recovery Project Management: Bringing Order from Chaos.
March 17, 2017
If you’ve done any research into the book writing and publishing process, you know that it’s no easy feat. Yet, this is exactly why you should do it if you’ve ever considered it. Here are 4 reasons to be thankful that book publishing isn’t easy:
Not everyone will do it
If you’re looking for a way to stand out from the rest (personally, professionally, or both), writing a book can be a great way to do so. Many people say that they want to write a book. Few will follow through. Publishing a book is a great way to establish yourself as an expert on a topic and can propel your career.
Provides a sense of accomplishment
It’s easy to get wrapped up in day-to-day family and work commitments that aren’t always terribly inspiring. Writing and publishing a book is a way to step out of that comfort zone and do something different that you can be proud of. Prospective authors should know that that’s what the true gratification should be, not sales numbers. Yet, if you do end up being one of the few authors that “take off,” you’ll have a deep appreciation for what it took to do so.
The learning experience
When publishing a book, authors not only learn about the writing and publishing processes overall, they also learn a lot about themselves. When you publish a book, you’ll learn what your strengths and weaknesses are related to skills such as productivity, time management, discipline, and both written and verbal communication. This knowledge is beneficial no matter where life takes you or what career path you pursue after your book is published. The overall experience might also steer your life in an entirely new, and welcome, direction. Oh, the power of books, right?!
Publishing a book can open doors to new relationships. Book publishing is a team effort, and you’ll make valuable connections with publishers, editors, designers, bookstore owners, librarians, other authors, and readers. Generally, the publishing community is a welcoming group because we all know how much we can learn from each other.
Publishing a book is challenging. During the process, there might be days that you want to scream, cry, or give up. However, the difficulty is what also makes it so rewarding when you come out on the other side as a published author, so stay the course and don’t lose hope!