Ep#41 | Changing the world, one book at the time
Jaqui Lane is the Founding Chairman of The Footpath Library, a charity that provides books to homeless and needy people across Australia. She is currently a Role Model for Book in Homes Australia, a charity established to provide new books to lower socio-economic and remote student throughout Australia. Students receive nine new books a year chosen by them from the Books in Homes catalogue. Jaqui is also piloting a writing and publishing project with Auburn North Public School, Sydney with a group of Year 6 students who have conceptualised, written and illustrated a book.
As one of Australia’s leading business book publishers and business storyteller she had interviewed over 600 Australian business people, published over 400 business books, written 19 books and over 40 articles.
Jaqui’s mission is to help business people share their knowledge and insights through writing, producing and marketing their own, quality business book. As the expert adviser of The Book Adviser Program, executives, board members and consultants have access to all 25 years of her publishing and writing knowledge, so that they can write, publish and market the book they’ve always wanted to.
She is passionate about sharing business knowledge and the power of books to empower and inspire change. The Book Adviser brings together her knowledge, passion and love of business books. When not researching and writing you’ll find Jaqui reading, hiking or scuba diving.
Books help you travel to places
You might be hearing too much excitement in my voice during this episode but i was really excited to be able to talk to a self made publisher and writer as i am currently co-writing a book of my own with Nick Haines, The Story of Boxes, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly so please bear the enthusiasm.
Jaqui is a pleasure to talk to, she came from New Zealand after all :) And her profound knowledge about book writing is vast, i can't help delving into it more and more.
Jaqui also shared her advocacy in changing how the world perceive immigrants and Middle Easterns to be and she's doing that through book writing one book at a time.
Some great takeaways from Jaqui:
- Books have the ability to transform people
- Human beings are stories
- People connect through stories
- Be clear of your objectives in writing your book
- Have a clear content outline before you start writing
- Know who your target audience are and address their challenges to help them