Could your book be “evergreen?” There are many books that are more or less “timeless.” When you share a great story or a nonfiction book with a theme from your life lessons, readers will be able to enjoy your book for years or even generations to come. After a time, just like your home, office, or closet, you may want to refresh your book by updating the content, offering a new version such as an audiobook, or simply getting a new cover design.
In this example, The Portable Coach was the original title. I bought this book when it first came out in 1998 (in hardcover version only). If there was ever an example (other than the Bible!) of timeless wisdom, I believe this book has it. I still refer to it often and recommend it to others. When I looked it up to purchase a copy for a client gift, I discovered it is now out in paperback, has a very different look, and even a different title. But I checked, and it’s the same book. Here is what its listing says on Amazon:
Would you like to learn how to recognize a good opportunity when it presents itself to you? Do you want to discover your true passions and make them work for you? Would you like to find the people in your life who can help you achieve your goals, dreams, and aspirations? Do you find yourself wishing you had more time with your family and friends? If you’ve been seeking fulfillment and felt that it has always eluded you, these 28 Laws will show you how to stop chasing success and let it chase you.
With Thomas Leonard’s time-tested, power-packed system, you will learn how to maximize the brilliance and energy you already possess to create a thoroughly satisfying life based on what’s best about you. As you apply these 28 Laws, you’ll gain the ability to define what success is for you, and learn how to attract the things that matter the most in life.
Keep in mind that when your book is released, you have no idea where its life will take it. The Portable Coach author, Thomas Leonard, did not live past his forties, passing away in 2003. As his student, I knew that his vision was to bring the provocative power of coaching to the lives of everyone. I feel he had so much more life to live and more difference-making ideas to share. This book is one way that his legacy lives on.