As an author, you’ve put a lot of time and effort into creating your book. But once it’s finished, what’s next? One way to make the most of your book is to re-purpose its content and turn it into additional products. But what kind of books work best for this strategy?
Business books are a great option for re-purposing. They often contain valuable information and strategies that can be translated into online courses, webinars, or coaching services. We can turn each chapter into a video and now you have a course. How about worksheets, checklists, assessments, or other resources for readers?
Self-help books are also a great option for re-purposing. They often contain a wealth of information and lessons that can be translated into online courses, coaching services, or even an audio program. They can also be used to create worksheets, journals, or other resources for readers.
Children’s books can be re-purposed in many ways, for example, into a picture book, into educational resources for teachers, or into educational games for kids. With print-on-demand, you can create over 100 different kinds of products for free. T-shirts, pillows, mugs, calendars, phone cases, and coloring books. The list goes on and on. Check out Redbubble, or Zazzle, pretty easy.
Cookbooks are a great option for re-purposing, as they often contain a wealth of information and recipes that can be translated into cooking classes, meal planning services, or even a cooking show. Each recipe is a video lesson, how about a member/subscription site. Every week a new lesson.
How-to books, like cookbooks, contain a wealth of information and step-by-step instructions that can be translated into online courses, webinars, or coaching services. They can also be used to create worksheets, assessments, or other resources for readers.
Books that ask questions or have lessons, or resources can be re-purposed in many ways, for example, into a course, into a webinar, into a coaching program, into a podcast series, into a video series.
Even fiction books can be re-purposed, for example, into a screenplay, into a stage play, into a graphic novel, into a video game, into a board game. Think Harry Potter and all the products they made. You can make them also. Add a travel journal book based on your book. Even a t-shirt of the cover.
In conclusion, almost any book can be re-purposed and turned into additional products. Some types of books like business, self-help, children’s books, cookbooks, how-to books, and books that ask questions, have lessons, or resources, work particularly well for this strategy. But even fiction books can be re-purposed in many ways. The key is to think creatively and find ways to monetize your book’s content.
Come join me, I will be speaking at the upcoming Conscious Leader’s Book Writing Summit, January 24-27, 2023. This is a free event and a great place to learn about book writing, publishing, and marketing. I will be speaking on How to Find the Gold in Your Book and Turn it into Profitable Products. Hope to see you there.