On this episode I interview Alison Jones; business book publisher and podcast host with something to say. Her podcast, the Extraordinary Business Book Club has over 100 episodes for listening to check out.
Alison works in publishing and partners business people ‘who have something to say’. Having been in publishing for over 25 years she knows what she’s talking about.
At one point Alison grew frustrated with the publishing industry and was about to quit. She trained as a coach and developed a ‘side hustle’ working with people in a coaching capacity. As soon as they found out she was a publisher, all they wanted to do was then publish a book!
Part of what drives Alison is helping people to develop their business through writing and publishing a book. Providing those people with something to say, a platform for there message.
Driven by (personal) embarrassment.
Alison set about writing and publishing her own book. In March 2018 she became author of the book; This Book Means Business; Clever ways to plan and write a book that works harder for your business.
If you’re a business owner and you’re producing content, it’s worth writing a book as the process itself will provide you with content. It can be a great way of ‘putting you out there’.
If you’ve got a great idea for a business book but you’re not sure where to start, then take a look at Alison’s 10 day Business Book Proposal Challenge. I can recommend this, having completed it twice!
Some final words of wisdom from Alison;
Be careful because you never know who you’re inspiring.
Find out more about Alison and what she’s up to here
You can get your hands on This Books Means Business here
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Tune in next time to hear me talking to Osmaan Sharif, owner of Rapid Transformation and host of The Get Out of Your Way Podcast.