I have written over 2,368 pages of material on psychic development, spiritual communication and living the intuitive lifestyle.
It’s enough material to have written at least 10 full-sized books.
But I have purposefully chosen not to write a book yet.
This is why:
The internet is the first line of defense for most people
The majority of people Google something before they buy a book about it.
When you are a source of specialty information on a very specific topic, writing about it on the internet puts you in a very unique place. You are a primary resource to those who are seeking the information you have, which can place you as an expert on the topic.
Writing on the internet, instead of writing in hard copy, can:
Assist the people you want to serve immediately (rather than in 3-5 days, when a book could arrive)
Get the information you have out into the Universe quickly, allowing your resources to be as up to date, relevant and salient as possible
Foster credibility and trust among those in your niche audience - the more articles you have, the better
Allow you to fill a niche gap where information is lacking and you are an expert
I have personally chosen blogging as my primary publishing outlet
Blogging allows the author to write on greater diversity of topics and provides a unique freedom of expression. It makes you a better writer, and it allows you to write small, specific pieces on a wide array of topics. Writing on your own platform gives you the opportunity to write about whatever you want . . . without the filter of a committee.
When you write your book in the form of a blog, you can write small pieces over time, on very fine tuned bits of information. You can provide the detailed content your audience wants, in a shorter amount of time, without having to dilute it down to fit any sort of mold. It helps you get down to the realness and the core nature of what people need to know - sooner, rather than later.
While having a book to your name still holds a lot of weight in many people’s eyes, book format can take a long time for the information you have to get to the audience who needs it.
A book publishing information delay can be an issue in a world where most people want to find what they’re looking yesterday.
It can take up to 18 months to traditionally publish a book
When I first starting writing about mediumship, spirit communication, and intuitive development, there was a huge gap in the field. No one was seriously, continually writing about Spirits, the Paranormal, and how to deal with it all on the internet. Meaning, say someone who was seeking to develop their gifts or understand their experiences went looking online at 2:00 am in the morning (as most people do) - there was nothing to find except a few articles on Black Eyed Children. I was there and I can tell you, it’s disappointing when this is all you find as an educated, professional “I know there must be a better answer than this” person. That’s a time of need right there - and no one was providing that resource.
Now, I do that. In fact, I’m currently part of an internet writing advocacy network consisting of over 700 bloggers. To this day, I’m still their only psychic medium blogger.
When you write what you have the internet:
You can make a living
You start creating your credibility now
You can give the information that’s needed to the people who need it - right now
When the information you have within you is jumping out from you and you know there’s a lack of it in the places people are looking for it, is there really time to wait the 18 months it takes to get a book published, in order to fill a gap that needed filling yesterday?
If you have a lot of information to get out and you’re panicking about writing a book, don’t.
I suggest blogging it instead.
My books are my blogs, my class manuals and my membership materials - all of the information I provide is available virtually for good reason - I can help the people who need it now, when I choose put it on the internet instead of in a book.
We can’t know what will be useful 18 months from now when it’s sitting inspiration today.
I encourage you to inspire someone today by getting it out there and publishing it online.
Here's an article on how to start your own blog.