Writing a Book Helped Build the Success of My Business – An Author Success Story with Rebecca Coleman
You’ve probably heard that writing a book can help your business, but that can raise so many questions. How exactly does a book grow my business? Where would I fit in the time to write one? What is my best option for publishing?
Come and see Rebecca Coleman speak in person on March 6, when she will be sharing true tales and lessons learned from her author journey. Rebecca’s presentation is just one part of our upcoming Book Publishing Boot Camp, where you’ll learn exactly what it takes to plan, write, publish and market a nonfiction book that can boost your business, showcase your expertise, and build your personal or professional brand. See the full program here.
What is your book called? Do you have more than one?
Aquafabulous!: 100+ Egg-Free Vegan Recipes Using Aquafaba (bean water)
Why did you decide to write a book?
I’m a food blogger—it’s the ultimate dream! I actually wrote it because it was a huge challenge for me, and I like challenging myself.
You are a busy entrepreneur! How did you fit in the time for writing a book?
I wrote a large chunk of it during the summer when I normally take time off. Which, of course, meant I didn’t get to take time off…
What was your business model before the book? Has the book changed this? If so, how?
Before, I was doing the things most food bloggers do: looking for businesses to partner with to create sponsored content, mostly. Now, it’s a bit different. I have my own product to sell, and that’s cool. I now think of myself as someone who can do recipe development, and that opens up another world to me.
How has the book leveraged you and/or your business to greater success and increased its reputation?
I just think being able to list yourself as a “cookbook author” gives you a kind of legitimacy.
What advice would you give to a business owner or professional who is sitting on the fence about writing a book?
Just go for it. Honestly, I was terrified. I didn’t know if I could do it. But a friend of mine said to me, “if you don’t write it, someone else will, so it might as well be you.” Wise words. 😉