I'd suddenly and dramatically increased my credibility, and I was invited to speak at events (and get paid for it).
Even better, I generated more leads for my business interests.
And few things says "expert" quite like publishing a book on the topic you focus on in your professional life.
I worked with a traditional publisher, and while I'm grateful for that support, I learned some important lessons about the publishing industry.
Many first-time authors are surprised to discover that although publishers don't help market your book, they still take the vast majority of earned revenue.
Who better to learn from than Chandler Bolt, founder of Self-Publishing School?