The benefits of writing a book. Will it boost your business? The data's in.

Will a book really boost your business? The cold, hard stats

Everyone says that the benefits of writing a book are enormous for you and your business, but are they really?

Here at Grammar Factory we have helped over 200 entrepreneurs take their business to the next level through writing their own books. But don’t just take our word for it. We sent out a survey to 150 entrepreneurial authors in our network to discover how writing a book impacted their business. The results?

The benefits of writing a book: Higher rates

34% of the entrepreneurs we surveyed reported their earnings have doubled since the publication of their book.

The benefits of writing a book: Media exposure

After writing a book, the majority of entrepreneurs received media opportunities – 63% were featured in online magazines, 43% in newspapers, and 33% on the radio, and 10% on TV.

The benefits of writing a book: Paid speaking gigs

72% of the entrepreneurs we surveyed got speaking engagements as a result of their books, and 33% were paid to speak at these events.

The benefits of writing a book: Strategic partnerships

These entrepreneurs also were able to use their books to secure strategic partnerships, with 74% finding new referral partners, 42% getting distribution partners, and 26% partnering with big brands in their industry.

But did all of this really make difference?

So did these partnerships, media opportunities, and speaking opportunities really make a difference to their businesses? When we asked our network, the answer was a resounding ‘yes’ with 86% of author-entrepreneurs reporting that their businesses had grown since launching their book.

The results are in...

So there you have it, the results are in. The numbers speak for themselves – writing and publishing a book builds your business, expands your horizons, and gets you the credibility you deserve.

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Linda Ugelow - January 2, 2019

I like these stats. Very encouraging to a to-be-published author. How big was you survey sample?

    Jacqui Pretty
    Jacqui Pretty - January 26, 2019

    Hi Linda,

    This was a few years ago when my network was much smaller, so we had about 150 respondents all together. In the years since I did the survey, though, I’ve noticed anecdotally that these numbers hold up across our clients and our networks.

    Hope that helps!
    -Jacqui

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