"You don't have to be a writer to be an author.” – Dave Sheets
In this episode of Innovation Meets Leadership, host Natalie Born and publishing industry expert Dave Sheets delve into the transformative power of publishing. With a captivating hook, they explore the question: "Why should someone publish a book?" Dave's extensive background in the industry sets the stage as he highlights the importance of credibility and the doors that open for authors through book publication. They debunk the misconception that one must be a skilled writer to become an author, emphasizing the availability of professional services that can help bring ideas to life. The conversation navigates the traditional publishing model versus self-publishing, shedding light on factors like control, timeframes, and investment. They stress the pivotal role of a platform in reaching and engaging with readers, expanding on the various channels that enable authors to share their message. As the discussion continues, the hidden benefits of becoming an author come to light, with a focus on the sense of community among authors who support one another's journey. Natalie and Dave underline the impact of self-promotion, sharing strategies to authentically promote one's work without feeling like self-promotion.
Dave Sheets has spent more than 25 years in the publishing industry working with many of the top book publishers, distributors, and printers in the industry. He currently owns a publishing services company primarily working with independent authors.
[00:00 - 11:42] The Publishing Journey
[11:42 - 23:21] The Power of Books: Success and Community
"Publishing a book it's not about having an ego. The difference is about getting your message out. If you think your message is important, you have to talk about it.” – Dave Sheets
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