5 Easy Ways to Repurpose Your Book
Reinventing yourself as an Authorpreneur
If you’re an author who is looking to reinvent yourself as an authorpreneur then it’s time to consider other formats to use your book content. Keep in mind the theme of your book and chose topics specific to it.
Other formats include:
If you’re an author with a message you’d like to share beyond the book then consider creating one (or all) of the following:
1) Online courses
You can create an online course using videos combined with PowerPoint and Movie Maker software— two programs that are part of the Microsoft suite.
For example, I took my nonfiction book content (Fit for Faith — 7 weeks to improved spiritual and physical health) to create three online courses called The Christian’s Pathway to Holistic Health. The video tutorials are designed to watch from anywhere in the world and cater to people’s many different learning styles.
Podcasts are becoming much more popular in our digital world. Even new vehicles will come loaded with iTunes. Many free programs (such as FreeConferenceCalling) are available to create podcasts that can then be uploaded to iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
For example, I created a podcast called Health Matters — Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit where I interviewed experts in the field of spiritual and physical health. I personally loved to connect with other like-minded people and this podcast kept me inspired. At the end of each interview, the guest gave one tip for each of 4 disciplines of Bible study, Exercise, Eating Healthy & Prayer — or BEEP.
Webinars are live meetings that take place over the Internet. You can host your own webinar using programs such as Easywebinar.
For example, I’ve hosted a few webinars and made the replay available to watch from my website. I chose three topics specific to my book: How to Stop Stress Eating, The Call to Care for our Bodies, and Getting Started with Strength Training.
4) YouTube videos
YouTube is the “go to” place for information. Making videos on YouTube is by far the simplest to create.
For example, I used my smartphone to record short fit tips and then created a YouTube channel, Fit4Faith, where I uploaded all of the videos.
Lastly, you can create Teleseminars. They are similar to webinars in that they provide information and training but they are given over a teleconference. An easy program to use is Google+ Hangouts on Air to create video interviews.
For example, I’ve hosted two teleseminars, otherwise called telesummits. The first telesummit featured 5 guest audio interviews. Six months later, I held my second telesummit titled, “Lose Weight & Keep it off Summit” where I featured 5 guest video interviews.
Now, this may all seem overwhelming and you may wonder where you could possibly find the time to create these materials. But keep in mind that I didn’t create them overnight.
They’ve been years in the making.
And I created them one at a time. Once you learn one of the technologies it becomes easier to use it in another way.
As an author, you are inherently creative. Now all you need to do is pick a new way to share your message with the world. You’ve got this!