Most speakers believe we have a book in us, as I did. However, creating a book can be a daunting task to go at alone.
Participating in an anthology was the perfect
solution for me. Here’s why.
1. Less time. The total time commitment was
five weeks for writing and editing my chapter.
A commitment I easily worked into my busy
2. Lower cost. My research showed that an
anthology was 25 percent the cost of creating a
full self-published book.
3. Faster. My purpose in writing a book was to
establish my thought leadership. Participating
in the anthology accomplished this, and did it
quickly. In four months, I had a hard-copy book
to show my expertise to clients.
4. Encouragement. An unexpected benefit
was the spirit of professionalism and positivity
of my fellow authors. They pushed me to polish
and submit my absolute best work.
5. Book promotion support. I was clueless
about how to promote the book, beyond back-of-the-room sales. But support from the anthology
team helped me maximize the entire investment.
If you’re ready to write a book, but fear the
many details involved, I encourage you to try an
anthology. I am forever glad I did.
5 REASONS TO
PA RTICI PATE
A N THOLOGY
STACEY OLIVER-KNAPPE is a proud
first-time author in the anthology, Compassion@
Work. Her chapter showcases best practices
from her business, The Customer Service Gurus,
in Orlando, Florida.
BY STACEY OLIVER-KNAPPE