What is the most important factor to live your life? What is the most important factor to read a particular book? Why do you read one book and not the other one? How to do you define your preference in reading? And most importantly, how are these two types of questions connected with each other? What is that one thing, which is common between living a quality life and reading a particular book?
The common thing is known as 'purpose'. Your purpose to live life will define the quality of your life. Similarly , your purpose to read any book will define your choices and preferences over a certain book. If you read for entertainment, then you won't pick a self-help book for sure. If you read for information, then may be autobiographies and self-help books are better for you. So it would not be an exaggeration to say that the purpose leads to preferences in life and also in reading.
If a writer's purpose is to spread information and reveal his share of experience, non-fiction is the best category to pick and write a book on. A writer selects and organizes the facts and arranges them to write a non-fiction book. This not only allows the writer to experiment with various interesting topics but also leaves a meaningful impact on a reader’s life. Writing non-fiction books has a great influence on a writer as it helps him/her to stand apart. They help the writer build connections with the real world, shape their point of view, and enhance empathy.
Why to write a non-fiction?
Non-fiction books are in demand
The demand for non-fiction books has seen rapid growth and it will continue growing in the coming years.
Recent research says that the sale of adult and juvenile non-fiction increases by 6% every year.
There is one permanent thing in the continuous change in life- Confusion regardless of advancements in all spheres of life. With new technology mushrooming around at break-neck speed, the need of 'how-to manuals' and self-help will always be there.
Non-fiction books are evergreen
Non-fiction books revolve around facts so they can sell for many years. The immortality factor is dominant with non-fiction books. So if you want to be alive after you are dead- Write A Non-Fiction.
Best way to get loyal readers as readers will keep coming to your non-fiction books as the content stays relatable and relevant.
They contain powerful messages that can continue to sell for generations.
Non-fiction books are easy to market
Since the target reader of non-fiction books can be easily defined, running a marketing campaign for non-fiction books is like a cakewalk.
A large part of our population is inclined towards non-fiction books so marketing campaigns bring better results with specific yet wider reading audience.
The titles of non-fiction books are captivating and can attract even fiction readers.
Personal Brand Booster
Writing a non-fiction is a sure-shot recipe to boost your personal branding as regardless of which profession you belong to or even if you are just a home-maker, writing a self-help book for home maker will give you a leverage over others and will establish you as an author brand.
Writing a non-fiction will set you apart from others as a thought leader. Since everybody thinks, but not everybody sits to write and share their message with the world. Those who do, stand apart.
It allows you to follow your passion
Keeping aside the financial profits, non-fiction books are also a great way of fulfilling your passion for writing as well as sharing real-life experiences.
It helps in structural thinking and clarity in thoughts while writing. As writing a non-fiction comes from the place of consuming a lot of informative content with a personal blend of your own experiences in life towards that particular subject. To break it down into sections and then further breaking it down to sub-points to bake your message crisp and clear, it needs a lot of structural mind-mapping, which can be learnt and well adapted in life also while writing a non-fiction.
It also boosts creativity, because telling a story with facts, or writing a memoir, you need to juggle with emotions while balancing your logical side. Simultaneously, a non-fiction writing skill needs immense amounts of research, sharpened analytical skills.
Allows a writer to make a difference and transform lives through his/her words.
So if you were scared to take up the seemingly gigantic task of writing a non-fiction book, just go ahead because all you need to do is to put the right amount of spices including your experiences, insights, observations, researches and analysis.