How to Blog a Book
How to Blog a Book
by Nina Amir
Publisher: Writer’s Digest Books (June 25th 2015)
Source: Received from the author for review on a virtual book tour
Buy the book: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble
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I received this ebook for free in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I was in no way compensated for this post as a reviewer, and the thoughts are my own.
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MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS BOOK
After several years of book blogging and seeing my readership grow regularly, I have often wondered about how I could turn my blog into a book. And then I saw this book offered to review! How to Blog a Book is THE perfect tool to launch into that type of adventure. I believe most of my readers are also book bloggers, so you might want to read further and see if this could also be good for you.
To be honest with you, I have read some self-help how-to books related to this idea, and more often than not I just wasted my time reading them. They left me disappointed because most of it was pure blabla with nothing really new nor useful. Amir’s book is a planet away from these cheap “guides.”
Nina introduces her book by showing how the world of bloggers and publishers have evolved to the point of not being too far away from each other these days. Blogging has indeed become one of the quickest and easiest ways to write a book and promote it.
The book presents the main topic under two different perspectives: you are fascinated by a niche topic and have plenty of valuable information to share about it. To launch writing a book on that, you start as a blog. The other perspective is you already have a blog, and you want to turn it into a book. Both ways of doing so are explained in details.
I was really impressed at how much up-to-date material the author gave in this book, with tons of how-tos, step by steps ( I love step by steps!), great tips and VERY CONCRETE ideas, trust me, no blabla!
Whether you are thinking self-publishing or traditional publishing, ebook, POD, etc, everything is covered!
Everything is explained with simple vocabulary that everyone can understand.
Plus she does so in an extremely well-organized way, which fits well this book blogger born in the land of Descartes…
So she speaks about the basics of blogging, about the why and how of blogging a book, from the preparation, to the doing itself, to the promotion by driving traffic to your blog and even re-purpose your posts for profit or create information products to promote your book.
The last part includes several success stories, through lively Q & A between the author and the owners of these successful blogs and books.
There are also lots of references to other resources on the same topic.
Plus I loved the look of each page: as if you were reading the posts from your computer windows.
If you are a book blogger reading this post and you really have no intention of publishing a book, you should anyway absolutely read this book, because you will find in it so many ideas to make your blog better and get more readers.
Well, now I need to get to work and put into practice the zillion notes I took from this book.
VERDICT: This has to be THE best book ever on blogging, on publishing, and on how to start a book by blogging as well as turning your blog into a book. A real mine full of tons of very concrete tips and ideas.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT
The world of blogging is rapidly changing, but it remains one of the most efficient ways to write and share your work with an eager audience. But how do you purposefully hone your blog content into a uniquely positioned book that will be noticed by an agent or a publisher?
How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition is a completely updated guide to writing and publishing a saleable book based on a blog. Expert author and blogger Nina Amir guides you through the process of developing targeted blog content that will increase your chances of publication and maximize your visibility as an author.
In this revised edition you’ll find:
• The latest information on how to set up, maintain, and optimize a blog
• Steps for writing a book easily from scratch using blog posts
• Advice on how to write blog posts
• Tips on gaining visibility and promoting your work both online and off
• Current tools for driving traffic to your blog
• Extensive information on how to monetize your existing blog content into a book or other products
• Profiles with authors who received blog-to-book deals, including four new “from blog to book” success stories [provided by iReadBook Tours]
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual,
is a speaker, a blogger, and an author, book, and blog-to-book coach.
Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach,
she helps creative people combine their passion and purpose
so they move from idea to inspired action
and positively and meaningfully impact the world as writers, bloggers,
authorpreneurs, and blogpreneurs.
Some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books,
landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books.
She is the founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge,
and the Nonfiction Writers’ University.
As a hybrid author she has published 15 books and had as many as four books on the Amazon Top 100 list at the same time.
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Thanks so much for being part of my tour. I really appreciate it.
you are welcome Nina, I leaned SO much through your book
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