Blog a Book Because It’s Your Turn

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National Book Blogging Month (NaBoBloMo) is more than half over. At this point, you might feel the lag that happens mid-way through a project. Doubt sets in. Writing gets harder. You get bored, lose focus and wonder if you’ll finish. Also, if your blogged-book project hasn’t generated as much readership or engagement as you hoped, […]

Is Your Blog Mobile Friendly?

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Can your visitors read your blogged book on their mobile devices? If it isn’t “mobile-friendly,” you will lose readers—in more ways than one. Readers click away from your site, and, as of today, Google will make it harder for them to show up on your site at all if it’s too difficult to access via […]

Become an Influencer with a Blog and a Book

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Anyone who spends time in social networks has heard about them. We know we are supposed to follow them. We want them to follow us back. We want to become like them. Who are they? Influencers. They are the people on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, and Pinterest (even Instagram) with the ginormous followings. They […]

Share Your Wisdom by Blogging a Book

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You’ve begun blogging a short book (or even a long book). Or maybe you decided to blog to build platform for a forthcoming book, to promote a previously released book, or simply to express yourself. You had a lot of momentum when you started, and now… suddenly, you’ve begun to wonder: Do I really have […]

4 Tips for Finding Viable Blogged-Book Subjects

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You want to blog a book…fast. After all, it’s National Book Blogging Month (NaBoBloMo). But you are making slow progress because you can’t decide upon a book topic. Without a subject, you can’t write. NaBoBloMo only provides the impetus for you to do what you’ve meant to do for a long time. The challenge asks […]

How to Speak Your Blogged Book

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Many entrepreneurs don’t believe they are writers. However, they want to become authors or bloggers because they know a book and a blog give them expert status. Indeed, becoming an authority or thought leader in your industry will help you grow your businesses. But if you don’t think you can write, this leaves you in […]

How to Get Organized to Blog a Nonfiction Book

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The majority of bloggers and writers who come to me for help don’t lack ideas. They struggle to find the organize skills that help them turn their ideas into books and blog. Indeed, organization can prove a challenging task for creative people. If you are like me, your desk often becomes a jumble of papers, […]

Blog Your Book in a Month

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It’s that time of year again: National Book Blogging Month (NaBoBloMo). No…that doesn’t mean I am suggesting that you review books on your blog for a month. Indeed, bloggers who review books call themselves book bloggers, but I’m talking about writing a book on your blog—in 30 days. You can be that kind of book […]

Coming Soon: The Second Edition of How to Blog a Book!

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Back in May 2012, I first held a copy of How to Blog a Book in my hands. I felt so thrilled that my “experiment” had worked: I had blogged a book and blogged my way to a book deal. I had proven that you could consciously write, publish and promote your book one post […]

Lizzie Skurnick on Going from Blog to Book: Shelf Discovery

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Lizzie Skurnick’s blog-to-book success came from her regular Jezebel.com feature column, Fine Lines. This blog consists of her meditations on favorite, old-school YA (young adult) novels from the late ‘60s to the early ‘80s—books much beloved by now-grown-up women. Skurnick says, “The book resembles the blog, but I added twice as many columns and organized […]

Blog Your Way to Expert Status

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A blog provides a useful tool for authors, especially nonfiction authors. Not only does it help you become discoverable to potential readers (which means buyers), it also supports your efforts to become an expert in your subject area. If you are a coach, professional speaker, healer, or entrepreneur—or you own any type of business—you can […]

Expert Tips for Blogging Success

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Have you ever wondered how successful bloggers become successful? Of course, you’ve heard about all the search engine optimization techniques as well as the fluke viral posts. But there must be more to creating a blog that has a sustained yet ever-growing and more-engaged readerships, right? I asked six bloggers to reveal the one or […]

7 Steps to Boosting Your Business as an Expert Author

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A book is the best business card you can hand to potential customers and clients. It might as well say, “I’m the expert on this subject,” right on the cover, which is why becoming an author sends people flocking to do business with you. A book serves as an excellent expert platform element for an […]

11 Places to Find New Blog Post Ideas

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If you blog on any frequent schedule, some days you find yourself wondering what to write about next. You might use a blog plan, but you still need to devise post ideas for that plan—and lots of them. Where can you find inspiration when you feel like you can’t think of one more subject to […]

How to Write 12 Books Per Year on Your Blog

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Blogging doesn’t have to be an activity that take you away from writing your book. You can blog your book—write, publish and promote it all at the same time post by post on the Internet. If you don’t want to place the first draft of your manuscript on your website, however, your blogging time can […]