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30 07 2012

Independent Book Publishers Assoc. – http://www.ibpa-online.org

Bay Area Independent Publishers Assoc. – http://www.baipa.org

Book Publishers Northwest – http://www.bpnw.org

Midwest Independent Publishers Assoc. – http://www.mipa.org

Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable – http://www.publishersroundtable.org

New Mexico Book Assoc. –  bpnwnews@aol.com

Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc. – http://www.cipabooks.com

Connecticut Authors & Publishers Assoc. – http://www.aboutcapa.com

Florida Publishers Assoc., Inc. – http://www.FloridaPublishersAssociation.com

Great Lakes Independent Publishers Assoc. – glipa@tm.net

Northern California Publishers & Authors – http://www.norcalpa.org

Northwest Assoc. of Book Publishers – http://www.nabponline.org/

Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario – http://www.ontariobooks.ca

Publishers & Writers of San Diego – http://www.PublishersWriters.org

Hawaii Book Publishers Assoc. – http://www.hawaiibooks.org

Independent Publishers of New England – http://www.ipne.org

Michigan Black Independent Publishers Assoc. – info@tanyabates.com

Midatlantic Book Publishers Assoc. – http://www.midatlanticbookpublishers.com

Publishers Assoc. of Los Angeles – http://www.pa-la.org

Publishers Assoc. of the West – PubWest.org

Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network – http://www.spawn.org

St. Louis Publishers Assoc. – http://www.stlouispublishers.org

Upper Penninsula Publishers & Authors Assoc. – http://www.uppaa.org

Reasons to write a book

9 08 2010

There are many rea­sons to write a book.

Some are enhanced cred­i­bil­ity, to leave a legacy, to help other peo­ple, to make money, and a few more.

The book will bring you more cred­i­bil­ity than any­thing else you can do. You can invest your time in writ­ing a screen­play, pub­lish­ing a line of greet­ing cards, or teach­ing a Work­shop. All are viable con­tri­bu­tions to soci­ety but none will give you the cred­i­bil­ity of being a pub­lished author.

Peo­ple think if you wrote a book you know some­thing. And you prob­a­bly do because in order to write a book you not only use your accu­mu­lated knowl­edge, you read every­thing else that has ever been pub­lished on your sub­ject. You study other books, mag­a­zine arti­cles, web­sites, blogs, inter­view experts, and so on. You take that infor­ma­tion, dis­till it down, focus it to a par­tic­u­lar type of indi­vid­ual reader, and give them the answers they are pay­ing you for.

In effect, you’re giv­ing your­self an advanced degree in your sub­ject. You are giv­ing your­self a PhD. After all, you are doing the research and you are writ­ing the paper.
Dan Poynter/Para-Publishing