3 Things I Love About Collaborative Books

As many of you know, I've been working with Linda Joy and Inspired Living Publishing since 2009.

Since then, I've had the pleasure of serving more than 120 incredible authors on four best-selling collaborative books (with a fifth on the way in August 2016). 

Here are the 3 biggest reasons why I love collaborative books - and you should, too! 

#1: They're a chance to get your feet wet as an author.

Are you new to the writing world? Do you have a story to share about a pivotal moment in your life, but are intimidated by the thought of writing a full-length book? This is the perfect format for you. Most stories featured in collaborative books are only about 1200-1500 words. 

#2:  You get to work with an editor (like me)!

Joining a collaborative book project means that you'll get the chance to work with a professional editor. If you keep an open mind, this process can provide you with some truly valuable feedback, up-level your writing, and actually boost your confidence as an author!

#3:  They give you traction in the book market

One of the superpowers of collaborative books is their power to leverage the combined marketing platforms of multiple authors and the publisher's brand. This way, instead of relying solely on your own platform to sell your book, you get the chance to partner with dozens of other passionate authors to get your book in as many people's hands as possible. (Oh, and there's the small additional benefit of massively increased visibility for your personal web site and brand. Linda and ILP do this better than ANYONE.)


So,  if you're looking for a fun way to break into the publishing world that offers lots of support, a great community element, and a lot less work than writing a full-length book, a collaborative book might be just the thing for you! 

Happy writing, friends! 

Bryna Rene Haynes is the founder and President of The Heart of Writing. In over a decade as a writer, editor, ghostwriter, designer, and publishing consultant, she has helped hundreds of authors find their authentic voices and create powerful, memorable, successful works. She lives outside of Providence, RI, with her husband and their little Moonbeam, Áine.