I watched a video of Mark Victor Hansen Author of the Chicken Soup for The Soul Series yesterday and learned some pretty insightful info from him on the business of books. Mark is a very animated fellow and spoke rather quickly and enthusiastically and so so hopefully I can convey some of his enthusiasm about book business. Essentially, I’d like to relay some of his most poignant ideas about the business. One of Mark’s primary ideas was that we all have a book inside us, a uniqueness unlike the world has ever seen…a masterpiece waiting to be produced, and of course I really agreed with this idea since the Educated Entrepreneur feels we all have an entrepreneur inside of us just waiting to be let out. Another idea which Mark spoke of, was his belief , which again is very similar to mine, that there is much power in the written word and that the medium has much potential to create dynamic and significant changes to not only a person on all levels, be it…economic, social, personal, spiritual, but also potential to change the world.
The most fascinating topic which Mark spoke about, was on the details of the book business. He actually painted a very convincing picture of how writing a book can be one of the best ways to starting a business. He propounds becoming influentiall with your ideas, works, and expertise by creating an influential book business empire, and then if you choose, you can splinter off with success as your base in any direction you wish. You can move into public speaking, training, coaching, managing, television, movies, you name it… He even created a term for this type of person, he calls them infopreneurs. So, I highly recommend you look into the guy and read one of his chicken soup books or check him out on his website or look him up on wikipedia. He has a lot to teach if you are willing to learn. Also if you are really curious about the possibility of becoming an infoprenuer, be sure to check out his free self publishing website called youpublish.com.