Did you know that you can turn your articles into books? Writing books has never been easier, and it all begins with writing and marketing your own articles. During the past few years it has become possible for all of us to write and publish both paperback and digital versions of our writing using sites such as Amazon’s Create Space program. You can take a look at what I have there by visiting my Author’s Page at Amazon. Traditional publishers are losing the clout they once had, and this is good news for everyone. Think about the topic you want to write about, start a blog on this topic, and then start writing articles that will be repurposed into blog posts, short reports, and books.
Once you have chosen a topic for your first book (I say first book because you will want to do this over and over once you see how well it works to build your business) start a blog where you can start building a list of names and email addresses of the people who will be most likely to want to purchase your book and know more about you.
Now it’s time to begin writing. Think of everything you write on your niche topic as a blog post, article, and part of your book. I write about four to five hundred words at a single sitting. This can be done in less than an hour, unless you need to do some research or reading to make sure the facts and details are accurate.
Post the writing to your blog first. This way the content will be indexed on your site before you submit it to the article directories. It takes very little time to copy and paste it from one area to another. Be sure to think about your keyword phrases as you write, while also writing in a natural, conversational tone.
After you have written several articles on your topic that have a common theme, group them together and turn it into a short report. You can use this as your free giveaway or your blog or optin page, and also to send out and give away to your contacts and on the social media sites.
Within a very short time you will start building a platform. This refers to the community of people who will want to purchase your books once they are ready to sell. I recommend using the Create Space program available through Amazon for a fast and inexpensive way to publish and distribute your books and other writing to others who are interested in learning more from you. Remember, authors are perceived as experts, so start writing to achieve success quickly.