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Why Publish a Book by Jessie Bowen

Updated: Dec 31, 2022

Why Publish a Book by Jessie Bowen.

Welcome to our podcast become an author. My name is Joyce, I am a digital member of the Elite Publications team. this week's blog is on Why Publish a Book by martial arts grandmaster Jessie Bowen. He is a 10th-degree black belt in the martial arts and the author of over 20 books, including the who's who in the martial arts biography book series, martial arts Masters and Pioneer biography book series, and the new martial artist changing lives biography book series.

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He is also President of Elite Publications sharing with the world, "everyone has a story you just have to get it out." As you listen to this blog cast, ask yourself, is there something you want to share with the world? Can my life experience make a difference? And most of all what will be my legacy that I would leave for those who follow?

Introducing Jessie Bowen.

In 1986, as a support tool for my martial arts schools, I released my first training guidebook. I had no idea how powerful having a book published could be. This was all before the digital age of self-publishing. My training handbook was among the instruments that helped me land a job teaching martial arts in a physical education class at Duke University, which I held for 28 years.

Since then, I've published over 20 books, won numerous awards, and founded my own publishing company (Elite Publications) to assist self-publishing authors in achieving success.

Yes, producing and promoting a decent book that generates cash and promotes you as an author takes a lot of effort. If so much goes into self-publishing, you may wonder why you should bother. Different people have different reasons for writing a book. Some of them have a great idea for a book, often a fiction book, and they have always wondered if they could really write and publish it. It could be a life-long dream. There are other reasons, which you may not have thought of.

Increase Authority—If you are a martial arts instructor, coach, online business owner, trainer, or niche blogger, writing a book is a fabulous way to improve your perceived authority in your industry. In our society, authors enjoy high status. Writing a quality book automatically increases your authority in your field.

Grow your audience—Adding a book to your business model is another way people can find you and the advice they seek.

Increase your income—A book is just another way to offer your expert advice to a wider audience who is looking for help. It gives you a way to help more people and bring in more income while you do it.

Create a career—Not a coach, online business owner, or blogger yet? Or maybe you don’t want to do those things, but you want to share your knowledge or creativity with the world while making a good living at it. Many people are now making a full-time living writing and self-publishing books. If they can do it, so can you!

But What if I’m Not a Writer?

Many people want to write a book or even become an authorpreneur (an author who builds a profitable business out of his books—remember, self-published authors must be business-minded too). But they know or think they aren’t good enough writers. They might be fantastic storytellers. Or they have invaluable expertise in an area people are dying to find out about. But because they were only a so so English student, they think they don’t have what it takes to be an author. What a shame!

Believe it or not, being a stellar writer isn’t the most important skill you need to have to be a successful self-published author! The content is what’s so important. Your main job is to put your invaluable advice or storytelling to work—get it on paper. Then, hire a top-notch editor to work out the details. They can smooth out the rough places, make it flow better, and fix your grammar mistakes. That’s what they do for a living! All you need to be able to do is to get your knowledge down on paper and then hand it over to them to make it easy and enjoyable to read.

There’s also another way to go about becoming an author. You can hire a ghostwriter to do all the work for you. A ghostwriter will write the book with the details you provide. This is a better option for non-fiction than fiction, however. If you want to improve your authority and have an additional income stream by self-publishing a book, but don’t want to do any of the writing, consider hiring a ghostwriter. Elite publications can assist you in finding quality ghostwriters if you decide to go that direction.

There’s no need for you to be an amazing writer to author a book! Approximately 80% of the population says they think they have a book in them. But how many of them will go for it? Are you one of that 80 %? Are you willing to learn what steps you should take to become a successful self-published author?

You’re off to a great start! To learn more about how you can become a successful self-publish author, visit our website, www.elite Sign up for our Authorpreneur Writing Course or Becoming An Author publishing course. Here you will find out what you need to do to make your dream of becoming an author a reality!

Now that you’ve learned how self-publishing a book can improve your career, business, and life, let’s start with the first stage: Take action.

For other resources, visit Amazon: check out our books Become An Author for Martial Artist and Public Speaking for Martial Artists.

Are you looking to experience the power of becoming an author? We would like to invite you to become a co-author in our new book project Elite martial artist in America. The book features three sections the secret to life, the secret to leadership, and the secret to business. If you feel you have a valuable lesson to offer, then visit or email:

We are looking for fourth-degree black belt and higher martial artists willing to share their wisdom on leadership, business, and life in the upcoming book Elite Martial Artists in America: Men's and Women's Edition as a co-author. Please visit the following website or email to get in touch with GM Jessie Bowen for further details.

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