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“What you bring to the table in your business is exactly what you would bring to the table in your book.”
— Jenna Kalinsky
Have you ever thought about writing a book?
Entrepreneurs have been writing and publishing more books than ever, and with good reason — writing a book can cement your reputation as a respected expert.
This can have many tangible benefits. If the book is good, you’ll immediately boost your credibility and establish yourself as a thought leader in your industry. This can lead to speaking opportunities, the chance to land your own column, and an enhanced ability to land more (and more influential) clients.
My guest for this episode, Jenna Kalinsky, is a published author and book editor. She helps entrepreneurs translate their most brilliant business ideas into well-organized, readable books.
Jenna believes in the amazing power of the written (and published) word.
“The minute you tell people you’ve written a book and you’re a published author, they look at you differently,” Jenna says. “It’s not easy to write a book, but when you make the time and take the effort in order to do it and do a good job of it, it’s the kind of thing that outlasts your daily work… and having a book 100% enhances everything you do.”
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- What will make you stand out in a marketplace full of books by other entrepreneurs
- The positives and negatives of the traditional, independent, and self-publishing options — and how to decide what will work best for you
- How to deal with the vulnerability of putting your words out into the world
About Jenna Kalinsky
Jenna Kalinsky is the founder of One Lit Place, full-service writers' centre that provides writing, coaching, and copy editing services, online writing courses, and a secure online Writers Lounge where writers meet, chat, and share ideas at any time, and from anywhere. Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have been published in books and magazines.
- 02:35 Introducing Jenna Kalinsky
- 04:29 Entrepreneurship & authorship
- 07:03 What sets you apart?
- 09:23 Dealing with vulnerability
- 11:44 Why you need an editor
- 14:47 How to write a book in 4 months
- 18:31 Self-publishing v. traditional v. independent
- 21:43 Working with Jenna
- 23:59 What makes a good business book?
- 25:03 Jenna’s most valuable tip
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