The Essential Book Blog: The Complete Bibliophile's Toolkit for Building, Growing and Monetizing Your On-Line Book-Lover's Community [NOOK Book]



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The Essential Book Blog: The Complete Bibliophile's Toolkit for Building, Growing and Monetizing Your On-Line Book-Lover's Community

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1. The basics of book analysis and critiquing
2. Steps and resources for creating your on-line home
3. Tips for connecting books and readers
4. How to manage and grow your community
5. Socially and morally accepted practices for monetizing your blog or website

All bibliophiles: readers, writers, collectors, sellers, particularly:
1. Book reviewers, from beginner to semi-professional
2. Authors, whether self-published, vanity, or traditionally published, writers yearning to connect with readers and reviewers and increase exposure for their books
3. General content bloggers and product reviewers who wish to begin to profit from their on-line content or grow their business
4. Anyone wishing to learn more about the burgeoning global on-line literary community and the financial opportunities available to them, whether in their spare time or as a full-time endeavor

Over 180 useful links to articles, products and services -- the vast majority of them free!
An invaluable resource providing step-by-step instructions for book reviewing, promoting and blogging, this guide will help you quickly navigate the overwhelming options currently available, allowing you to focus on creating and building your website or blog, branding it, filling it with valuable content, and effectively (and ethically) monetizing it. By using the tools included, even the most technology-challenged bibliophile, writer, and blogger will easily be able to earn back the initial investment of this book and to rapidly move towards greater profitability.

CONTENTS (major headings):
1. Introduction: Why book bloggers are poised to benefit from a publishing world in flux
2. Opportunity Knocks: Book bloggers are at the center of a burgeoning new industry
3. Book Reviewing Crash Course: Whether you're an author or a reader seeking reviews, or you're new to the review process, understanding the process of review writing will benefit you
4. Review writing: A more advanced look at reviews and their parts
5. Build Your Virtual Home: All the tools you will need to create and grow a blog or website for free, including domain names and hosting options, filling your site and managing content and visitors
6. Free is Good...: How to acquire books and content for free (or, if you're an author, how to locate reviewers willing to talk about your book)
7...Paid is Better: Morally-sound practices for monetizing your efforts, whether the sale of your own books or others, and maximizing income.
8. Wrapping Up: How to be a responsible Netizen; The Profit and Popularity Formula
9. Supplementary Materials: Advanced writing/reviewing tools and additional resources

~24,000 words; 176 print pages

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Intended for general audiences and appropriate for all ages
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Michael Guerini
A fantastic resource for all bibliophiles looking to develop a presence in the global book-lovers community...[A] treasure trove of resources for a book lover looking to start reviewing books for fun and profit.
Amazon - Jennifer California
This book provides great detail in how to write a professional review...The portion of the book on making money running a website by doing reviews is a good foundation.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014937573
  • Publisher: Brinestone Press
  • Publication date: 8/4/2012
  • Series: Brinestone Guides , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 479 KB

Meet the Author


Saul W. Tanpepper
A former scientist and biotech entrepreneur, as well as a successful blogger, Saul returned to his childhood passion of writing speculative fiction. He has published two short story collections (Undead & Other Horrors, and Insomnia) and is the author of the highly acclaimed high tech thriller fantasy series, GAMELAND. Please visit his website at You can also connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

Michael Guerini, PhD.
An inventor and also a former biotech scientist, Michael is the author of the Dr. Mike’s Horsemanship manuals as well as the mystery series Old Towne. He teaches horsemanship clinics throughout the western United States. Please visit his website Dun Movin Ranch. You can also connect with him on Facebook and Twitter.

Cheryl L. Seaton, MA
Cheryl is a credentialed elementary school teacher for the Morgan Hill Unified School District (California) and a reading intervention coach. She has a master’s degree in biological sciences from the University of California.

Ken J. Howe, PhD
Ken is the founder of Brinestone Press, an independent small press established to provide publishing services, including editing, design and formatting, and cover illustration, to the burgeoning army of new indie authors. He has an undergraduate degree in Creative Studies and a doctorate in science. He has worked in the tech sector as well as taught. He is the author of several books for children and young adults, a decades-long member of the Society for Children’s Writers and Illustrators, a blogger and an active participant in numerous on-line discussion boards. You can find his writings at and his current blog The Writer’s RoadTrip. He is also on Twitter.
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