Friday, August 7, 2009

Why should you publish your own books?

You don’t have to be the smartest person in the world, or know more than everybody else does, to give advice and get paid for it.

You can make a pretty good living if you know more than 90%, 80% or even 20% of the people in the world — if you can reach them.

Self-publishing makes it much easier.

I sincerely believe that every human being is born with a unique set of talents, and it is our obligation to identify our talents and find a market for them. This applies whether we are trying to be admitted to a college, get hired for a job, win an election, start a revolution, or write a book.

Self-publishing makes it much easier.

Communication is one of the most fundamental human urges. Until recently, there were significant barriers that kept most people from distributing their thoughts to others. Now you can communicate online for free, or through books for a few hundred dollars.

Self-publishing makes it much easier.

When I was in my early 20s, I discussed a business idea with my father. I asked him if he thought I should try it. He said he didn’t know if I’d succeed, but he did know that if I didn’t try it, for the rest of my life I’d wonder what would have happened if I did try it.

If you wonder what will happen, try it.

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