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Can Books Change the World? (Yours Can If You Do This!)

It’s time to change the world, and if you’ve got a vision of a better world, I can help you write the book that gets that vision in front of countless readers, whose fingers are chafed from how quickly they’re turning each page.

But maybe you’re not so sure if that’s possible.

I got this comment on FB last week. And I don’t agree with it.

Facebook comment that reads: "No book will "change the world"....never has never will. One persons world maybe....but the THE world. That endeavor is hopelesss."

Want to prove them wrong & change the world with your book?

Here’s what you can do:

1️⃣ – Identify an important unsolved problem or unheard perspective. Choose a critical (in your arena) issue that needs more attention.

2️⃣ – Share unique, challenging ideas that spark debate. Make people re-examine their assumptions.

3️⃣ – Support those ideas with real, convincing evidence and logic. Facts, research, and sound reasoning. Don’t expect people to just believe you.

4️⃣ – Improve your writing. Make it readable. Make it enjoyable. Take your reader on a journey where they become the Heroine.

5️⃣ – Build a movement. Do what needs to be done to get the book into the hands of people who can use it to make an impact.

The most world-changing books today have both timely + important ideas, and also authors who are genuine, authentic, and promote their book like they know it’s world-changing, not just life-changing.

Check Out: How to Start Changing the World with Your Book


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Here are 21 22 books that I believe changed the whole WORLD, not just lives.

  • The Bible
  • The Quran
  • The Torah
  • The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  • On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
  • The Republic by Plato
  • The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
  • The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  • The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Declaration of the Rights of Women by Olympe de Gouges
  • Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
  • The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Common Sense by Thomas Paine
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
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What would you add to the list?

Do you agree that books can change the world… or just one life?

Let’s change some lives,

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PS — 🩵 When it feels right, here are 3 ways I can help you turn the page:

  1. The Book Map. Imagine having a GPS for your book-writing journey, guiding you from “I think I have an idea!” all the way to “OMG, I did it! I wrote a book!” That’s what the Book Map can do for you. It’s a supercharged roadmap for your writing journey. It’s not just about outlining chapters; it’s about diving deep into what you want to say and the best way to say it, ensuring every word pulls its weight. You’re not just writing a book; you’re crafting a masterpiece that feels as if it almost writes itself. Ready to make your book dream a reality? Let’s Book Map it!
  2. One-to-One Book Coaching. I have a vision of changing the world one book at a time, by teaching world-changers to create a book in a gentler, more effective way. A way that takes both you and your reader on a profound journey. I see a future where we build trust in our words, worlds, and work with our books, and where the world becomes a better place because of the books we write. My commitment is to bring to life books—fiction and nonfiction—founded on integrity. I’ll bring the map, and you’ll take us on the journey. If you’re ready to change the world with your book, your quest awaits. Apply for a free discovery call here. It takes 3 minutes.
  3. Listen to the Podcast. The Book Coach Chronicles: A podcast for writers of books, people who want to be writers of books, and y’all in the back who’ve been thinking about it but don’t yet consider yourself a writer. Listen on AppleSpotify, or Everywhere Else.

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Holly Ostrout is a book coach with a vision of changing the world one book at a time, by teaching big-idea entrepreneurs, coaches, speakers, and authors to create a book in a gentler, more effective way. A way that takes both you and your reader on a profound journey.
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Hi I’m Holly. If you’re going to change the world with your book, fiction or nonfiction, I can help you do it.

I'm a book coach for high-achieving, creative coaches, consultants, service providers, speakers, and authors who want to build a sustainable business around their book—whether that’s fiction or nonfiction.

I help you share your wisdom, ideas, and gifts by writing & publishing a life-changing book that helps you streamline your business, bring in more money, and change more lives.

I believe books are the most important human invention. And yours can change the world.

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