I think Marc Sparks is right on the money when he discusses the reason why people write books in the first place. The serial entrepreneur admits he never really thought about what led him to write his book titled “They Can’t Eat You My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success” at first. Only after he was bombarded time and time again with the question of why he wrote book, did he really ponder what led him to create his book.
Marc Sparks came up with two primary reasons why people create books and I agree with him wholeheartedly. The first reason he came up with is for the moolah or money. No doubt people write books to make money. There are countless authors who are able to generate an incredible amount of revenue through the creation of novels and biographies. Companies spend lots of time and money to advertise and publicize new books in the hopes that it will boost sales and revenue. Authors go on book tours and sign autographs again hoping to increase sales of their works. According to Marc Sparks very few books actually make money for the author or company. This leads to the second primary reason why people create books.
The second reason that people write books and I agree with Marc Sparks on this is to satisfy their ego. Some people crave attention and publicity. They believe writing a book about their views or life will bring them attention and fame. Writing a book that is centered on them and their own life will satisfy an author’s ego but I think it will have little value to the reader besides reading about how great this person is or what they did.
So this leads me to the third reason why people write books. The final reason is to give back to the community as Marc Sparks states. Inspiring others, helping others to find financial freedom, success in their lives, health or happiness is another reason why people write books. I think this is the most noble reason of all to publish a book. Profits and fame are not important here. If you can impact another person’s life positively, than the goal of giving back to the community has been fulfilled. Marc describes in his book “They Can’t Eat You My Unorthodox Path To Outrageous Success” that success can come to all who have the drive and will to pursue their dreams despite the obstacles standing in the way. It is a truly inspiring book. To read more on why Marc Sparks wrote his book check out his blog post on why people write books in the first place.
Source: Marc Sparks Blog