Write It, Publish It, Grow It Your Book a Money Book???
Currently, I am writing my sixth book, my third novel and I am forty-one thousand words into it. While writing it, I am trying to compromise on the title. The first title was Umbrella. Then I thought I might call it The Umbrella Clause, now I am thinking of being right in the middle of the two with the title The Umbrella or Umbrella Clause.
I know you are saying is that all you have to worry about really?
No, I also have to complete a new blog, of which I had an idea for about a while ago. Your Book A Money Book. However, I did not want to mislead you into thinking that it would be easy for you to write a book and make money off of it let alone it becoming a bestseller.
Recently I read a line that said something to this effect, (writing a book and it becoming a bestseller and the book making money is like winning the lottery, there are only a very few winners) if you recall seeing that statement let me know so that I can give the writer their due credit.
I am not advocating playing the lottery especially considering the addiction that comes with the euphoria of a chance to become an instant millionaire. But “you cannot win if you do not play” is what I’ve always been told. My answer is No, No Thank You.
Now, if we translate the above statement, “you cannot win if you do not play” in to living a better life via your dreams, or doing what you love. Is that a substantial argument?
Let’s consider some examples. I have chosen my top five authors for this argument. Now if your dream is not to become an author or write a book, the information will still apply. All you have to do is pick the top five successful people in your chosen arena of play. Sports, entertainment, political ambitions, philanthropy, business, it does not matter.
The one thing that I am sure of is no matter what the arena the top five successful people that you chose have either written a book or someone has written a book about them. In either scenario, they are getting paid. There book is a money book. Not only was the book a money book but the book became a bestseller at some point, and remains a bestseller.
My top five authors:
George S. Clason
The most famous Authors
From Forbes List Top 10
George S. Clason
The most famous Authors
Highest Paid Authors 2017
If you were to layout your list. What would it look like?
None of the above authors would have become rich, famous, or make someone's list of top five authors if they were not playing the game.
Just as none of the people on your list would have done the same unless they were playing the game, the chance or opportunity just would not exist.
I am not going to bore you with the money each person made, but I assure you their books are Money Books without all of the question marks.
What I am trying to do is to encourage you to get in the game. Get off the bench and play.
We will start with William Shakespeare, of course, he does not need an introduction but let’s consider his humble beginnings.
A commoner turned actor to go on to write some of the most famous and read works in history. His father was a glover and mom was a daughter of a farmer. He was the third child of eight and likely attending a free school.
So, to say he was born into money would be a contradiction. But it is obvious the man dreamed of being more than a glover, which by the way was a great career for his father.
Shakespeare for his part will go down in history as one of the greatest writers in the history of the English language.
What about Charles Dickens, he is known to be a literary genius his works are just as famous as the characters he created.
Not bad for a son of a clerk who worked in the navy pay office and later would be put in jail by his creditors which was a result of the failure to pay off his debt because he lived beyond his means.
Although graced with some schooling, Dickens did not have it easy he worked hard as a child and teenager, but he would go on to use the different backdrops in his life to conceive the most memorable sociological stories of his time.
Dickens did not always know what he wanted to do, but he knew he wanted to be famous.
And we know the outcome of his life he used the tragedy and misfortunes of his life transforming them into writings and stories that still entertain us today. Some would go on to become movies.
Robert Kiyosaki of the Rich Dad Poor Dad fame. From velcro wallets to famed author, businessman and financial guru.
The author of more than twenty-six books but before that he was the son of an academic and educator and his mom was a registered nurse. He was well educated and honored for his military service.
Even though he was well educated, his first job after his military service was a sales associate for Xerox, but he wanted more. Later he would start a company called Rippers which brought the first Nylon and Velcro surfer wallet to the market. This business would end up going bankrupt. He started another business selling wallets, T-shirts, bags and other novelties. That company too went bankrupt.
He would later buy a company that conducted seminars on entrepreneurship and investing, and lets not forgot that he also was a real estate investor.
Even with all of the experience, he had with starting and running businesses and investing, including the successes and failures, Robert Kiyosaki would not claim his first milestone achievement until after he wrote his first book If You Want to Be Rich and Happy, Don’t Go To School.
I will tell you it was not until Rich Dad Poor Dad hit the market that I took note of the financial structure and reality of the majority of the people in this world.
Whatever you may think of Robert Kiyosaki, whether he be, a financial pirate, R matey. Or, he be an open-minded financial educator or a financial guru, the authorship of his many books helped him parlay that wealth into a financial educational system and company that sells franchises to others who want to own a piece of Rich Dad Seminars. X marks the spot.
Except for speaking engagements, I do not think this guy even works anymore.
Napoleon Hill of Think and Grow Rich fame, this book is one of the ten best selling books of all time.
His parents were of little means by the fact that he was raised in a one-room cabin. His mother died at an early age, and later he would get a gift in the form of a stepmother that help him sound down the importance of schooling. At the age of thirteen, he began writing.
He was the champion of a string of failed business that ended up in bankruptcy. But that did not stop him. This guy was determined to be successful at something even if it required arrest warrants for violating the blue sky laws. This excursion and brush with the law would not be the only engagement in questionable and unlawful practices.
If at first, you do not succeed, try try and try again.
Napoleon Hill's first published work, The Law of Success, would mark a turn around for this defunct businessman. But this would not dispel his financial troubles. The great depression would see to that.
He tried publishing another book, and it bombed, leading him to return to the bad habit of starting businesses that would eventually lead to failure. But he did not let that stop him because later he would write his bestseller Think and Grow Rich.
I do not advocate breaking the law or defrauding your fellow man or woman. I do not recommend living beyond your means or unethical shenanigans all of which Napoleon Hill engaged in and practiced.
The lesson we can learn from this man is. In spite of his failures, he continued to beat the proverbial head against the brick wall until success was sure to come spilling out.
My final author is George Samuel Clason. He attended the University of Nebraska. A soldier who fought in the Spanish-American War.
But after all of these years, his mark on history and claim to fame will rest with his book The Richest Man In Babylon, which was compiled from his series of informational pamphlets about being thrifty or now the term is frugal and how to achieve financial success.
Clason was the owner of Clason Map Company a successful map making company, although his business would not stand the test of time the book The Richest Man In Babylon could spare many from poverty if they followed the principles written in its pages.
Just consider that the parables carefully conveyed through the pages of the book was written and published in 1926, and after all of these years and several market crashes and world-changing events, the content is just as relevant today than it ever was. The book certainly deserves a spot in the top ten financial advice books ever written.
Many who came through the great depression sought the practical guidance found in the pages of this book for building and maintaining wealth. George Clason continued to live off of the royalties of the book even after his company closed.
One last thought on this man a masterful storyteller and about his book, and that is, the book was published by his other company Clason Publishing Company. Would that make him a self-publisher?
It does not matter what your background is, it does not matter what your schooling maybe, no one cares how many businesses of yours go bankrupt, and even if you have had a run-in with the law or whether the stock market crashes. The writers that I have discussed here prove if you Write it, Publish it and Grow it your book could become a money book.
Step 1 Write It
Step 2 Publish It
Step 3 Grow It
Of course with the above steps, there are specific procedures you must take. But I assure you none of the steps or processes are out of your reach.
If you are young or old, you can pursue and obtain whatever goal you want to achieve. It is true not all of us will become a Bestselling Author, Home Run King, MVP, Highest Paid Actor with multiple Oscars, or have a Number One Hit on the music charts and a Grammy. However as long as the potential and the accolade is out there you should try, just do it, because one thing is for a surety someone will.
Not only can you write and publish, and grow your money book it is also another way to make money on the web.
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The Umbrella Clause
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