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How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time
     

How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time

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by Nina Amir
 

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Transform Your Blog into a Book!

The world of blogging changes rapidly, but it remains one of the most efficient ways to share your work with an eager audience. In fact, you can purposefully hone your blog content into a uniquely positioned book--one that agents and publishers will want to acquire or that you can self-publish successfully.

How to Blog a Book

Overview

Transform Your Blog into a Book!

The world of blogging changes rapidly, but it remains one of the most efficient ways to share your work with an eager audience. In fact, you can purposefully hone your blog content into a uniquely positioned book--one that agents and publishers will want to acquire or that you can self-publish successfully.

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 increases your chances of attracting a publisher and maximizing your visibility and authority 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 using blog posts
  • Advice for crafting effective, compelling blog posts
  • Tips on gaining visibility and promoting your work both online and off
  • Current tools for driving traffic to your blog
  • Strategies for monetizing your existing blog content as a book or other products
  • Profiles of bloggers who received blog-to-book deals and four new "blogged-book" success stories
Whether you're a seasoned blogger or have never blogged before, How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition offers a fun, effective way to write, publish, and promote your book, one post at a time.

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"Nina Amir's How to Blog a Book is now in a revised and expanded edition, with up-to-date information on tools for optimizing and driving traffic to one's blog, among other enhancements. Bloggers of all skill and experience levels will find this a unique and invaluable resource for creating a saleable book based on one's blog." --Midwest Book Review

"Read Nina's book! You, too, can become an author." --Michael Stelzner, founder of Social Media Examiner and author of Launch

"A book-writing and promotion revelation. Every writer will benefit from reading this slender, savvy volume." --Rick Frishman, best-selling author, publisher, and speaker (www.RickFrishman.com)

"How to Blog a Book is a compact yet comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and promotion that will empower writers to do their best work, get it published online and off, and make it successful." --Michael Larsen, literary agent (www.LarsenPomada.com) and co-director of the San Francisco Writers Conference

"If you dread the thought of starting or maintaining a blog, and balancing it with the stresses of writing a book, How to Blog a Book could well be the most valuable book you've discovered this year. Nina Amir gives you a toolbox of shortcuts, tricks, and workarounds that will save you money, time, and sanity. Follow her easy-to-understand guide (even for nontechies!), and you'll create a blog your fans love and a book that they'll promote for you." --Joan Stewart, founder of The Publicity Hound (PublicityHound.com)

"Nina Amir shows you--no, actually implores you--to write your book on your blog in a painless, effortless way. Learn 'how' and 'why' you 'can' and 'should' write your book from your blog posts. How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition provides the road map to go from publishing a blog to publishing your book." --Scott Lorenz, Westwind Communications Book Marketing (Book-Marketing-Expert.com)

"If you're wondering how you are going to bend time to build your platform and write a book, wonder no more--you can do both. Nina Amir shows you how in this inspiring step-by-step book with easy-to-follow procedures, actionable tasks, tips, and technology recommendations. Even if you don't plan to blog a book, the material empowers you to author a more effective blog and streamline your writing process. Bets are you'll end up with a book after all." --Carla King, founder of Self-Pub Boot Camp (SelfPubBootCamp.com)

"Blook is a common publishing term where a writer creates a book from blog posts. Nina Amir provides the step-by-step wisdom to show any writer how to pull it off. Get this valuable resource." --W. Terry Whalin, author of Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams and more than sixty books, and acquisitions editor at Morgan James Publishing

"I look at myself as a blogger, not a writer, but with Nina's book I now have a formula for writing that book! How to Blog a Book provides a simple process for turning your blog content into a book, and Nina does an excellent job of breaking the process into simple steps that anyone can follow." --Ian Cleary, founder of www.RazorSocial.com

"Whether you plan to consciously blog a full-length book from start to finish, repurpose existing blog content into a book, or blog multiple series and turn the posts into e-books, How to Blog a Book has all the information you'll ever need to accomplish your goal. It's a book on blogging for authors and on authorship for bloggers." --Penny C. Sansevieri, CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. and adjunct professor at New York University (www.AMarketingExpert.com)

Recycling your blog posts into a book may provide the easiest way to write a book, and How to Blog a Book provides the plan for producing both the blog and a book that agents, publishers, and readers will notice." --Dan Poynter, author of The Self-Publishing Manual and How to Write Nonfiction (www.ParaPublishing.com)

"Check out How to Blog a Book. It covers all the stops along the way to your destination as a published author." --John Kremer, author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Book (www.BookMarket.com)

"The old saying 'kill two birds with one stone' is the perfect metaphor for what Nina teaches in this valuable book. Blogging with the intention of turning the accumulated material into a complete trade book is a brilliant concept." --Jeff Herman, literary agent (www.JeffHerman.com)

"Today writers have to think outside the box when it comes to getting their book ideas published. Blogging a book offers a unique way not only to attract readers but to catch the eyes of acquisitions editors--just what every aspiring author wants and needs to sell books." --Jill Lublin, co-author of Guerrilla Publicity and author of Get Noticed, Get Referrals and Networking Magic (www.JillLublin.com)

"Turning your blog posts into a book is a terrific way to write your book and build your audience at the same time. Nina Amir will guide you through every step with practical advice based on real-world experience." --Dana Lynn Smith, author of the Savvy Book Marketer series of marketing guides for authors (www.SavvyBookMarketer.com)

"I believe that blogging can change your life. I also believe that writing a book is one of the achievements you will be most proud of. Combining the two can be a brilliant way to get the project moving. Nina's book will help you organize the process so you can put all your time and energy into writing and building a community." --Joanna Penn, author and blogger at The Creative Penn, voted one of the Top 10 Blogs for Writers (www.TheCreativePenn.com)

"If you are just starting out as a blogger, or if you already have 15,000 posts online, Nina Amir's How to Blog a Book has the plan for you. You can't go wrong with this book. Written to provide you with the easiest path from screen to page, How to Blog a Book gets you there while helping you dodge pitfalls and common frustrations. Read it and learn." --Shane Birley, co-author of Blogging for Dummies (www.shanesworld.ca)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599638904
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
06/17/2015
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
633,962
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Nina Amir is the author of the best-selling How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual. She is a nonfiction developmental editor, proposal consultant, and book coach with more than thirty-five years of experience in the publishing field.

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How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
wifetoalineman02 More than 1 year ago
Are you planning to create a blog or write your own book?  You should read this book. I highly recommend it to you. I am a blogger, reading this book helps me to improve more about my writing. This is the best book that I recommend to a beginner blogger or to a future successful author.  Each chapters are very important and helpful. You get all the things you need and learn how to be a successful blogger or author. The steps are very easy to follow. You will learn in no time. There are also informative websites mention in the book that will help you. This book is a fun to read. It is very helpful to me as well. One of the best helpful books I ever read.  Nina Amir did a fantastic job sharing her tips to everybody. I know that just like her, beginner blogger or future author will shine in their own way in the future. 
VicG More than 1 year ago
Nina Amir in her new book, “How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition” published by Writer’s Digest Books gives us how to Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time. From the back cover: Transform Your Blog into a Book! The world of blogging changes rapidly, but it remains one of the most efficient ways to share your work with an eager audience. In fact, you can purposefully hone your blog content into a uniquely positioned book–one that agents and publishers will want to acquire or that you can self-publish successfully. 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 increases your chances of attracting a publisher and maximizing your visibility and authority 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 using blog posts Advice for crafting effective, compelling blog posts Tips on gaining visibility and promoting your work both online and off Current tools for driving traffic to your blog Strategies for monetizing your existing blog content as a book or other products Profiles of bloggers who received blog-to-book deals and four new “blogged-book” success stories Whether you’re a seasoned blogger or have never blogged before, How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition offers a fun, effective way to write, publish, and promote your book, one post at a time. Your blog is a representation of you. It is how you express yourself. Are you interested in Travel, Cooking, Gardening, Cultural Events? Whatever interests you is what you want to blog about and you, generally, are a good source of information about whatever your topic is. Otherwise you would have nothing to say. That information is valuable. And after it is posted it remains valuable. What would be terrific is if you were to take all this valuable information and bring it all together into book form. Don’t know how? This is where Nina Amir comes in. In this book Ms. Amir is going to give you all the information you need to make it happen. Not only that she is going to coach you and give you success stories of others. You will be motivated. You will be challenged. This is a highly fascinating resource and well written by Ms. Amir. You might want to give it as a gift to your friends and family who blog so that they can be challenged and motivated as well. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from IRead Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
wordsandpeace More than 1 year ago
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. 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.