WHAT motivates people to publish a book other than monetary rewards?
I write my thoughts down because it helps me to keep my mind on track and to not forget ideas that I have had. Eventually, I publish those ideas into ebooks and its mostly for my own benefit, truthfully. By publishing my ideas and sharing them with others, I am able to get feedback on those ideas and get to see the world from a different perspective! We have all been raised in different parts of the world with different backgrounds and different life experiences. By publishing your thoughts, you are able to share your ideas and get feedback at the same time. If it's a popular book and you are able to make sales and validate your ideas, then that's a bonus!