You’ve been blogging your book feverishly for 30 days. What happens after National Book Blogging Month (NaBoBloMo) ends and you complete your blogged book? What do you do with those posts and your blog?
And I’ve got the answer. In fact, I’ve got more than 30 answers to that question.
What to Do When You Finish NaBoBloMo
- If you didn’t create a manuscript while blogging your book, copy and paste your posts into a Word doc or into Scrivener.
- Write a little bit of additional content—so your finished book will have about 20 percent unpublished content.
- Revise your manuscript.
- Hire an editor to edit your manuscript.
- Hire a proofreader.
- Hire a cover designer.
- Hire a formatter (if you plan to produce an e-book) or an interior book designer (if you plan to produce a print book.)
- Create an account on CreateSpace.com, Kindle.com, or IngramSpark.com.
- Upload your finished manuscript and cover design (and interior design) to the printer/distributor of your choice.
- Create a blog plan—for continued blogging.
- Brainstorm additional books you can blog.
- Schedule the additional blogged books into your blog plan.
- Start blogging a new book on the topic of your book (or the topic of your blog, which hopefully is related to your book).
- Promote your new book by writing guest posts for other bloggers (or going on a blog tour).
- Create visuals to promote your book, and post these on your social networks.
- Share the release of your book on your social networks.
- Write a press release about the release of your new book and publish it.
- Ask bloggers and readers to review your book on their blogs and on Amazon or other online bookstores.
- Get blurbs (testimonials) for your book from people of influence.
- Create a sales page for your book on your blog.
- Create a video telling potential readers why they should read your book.
- Create a three-part mini-course to give away as a way to promote your new book.
- Offer a teleseminar or webinar on the topic of your book to promote sales.
- Develop a longer on-line course based on your book that you can sell from your site.
- Locate organizations who would like you to come speak on the topic of your book.
- Conduct an online search for podcasters and radio shows that might be interested in the topic of your book, and then pitch a show idea.
- Create a book trailer.
- Create a Twitter chat on the topic of your book.
- Start a Pinterest board related to the topic of your book.
- Form a LinkedIn or Facebook (or both) group for people interested in the topic of your book.
- Put the image of your book and order information (including hyperlinks) in a widget so it appears on the sidebar of your blog/website.
You can complete one of these activities per day for the next month!
Can you think of some other things you can do when you finish blogging your book? If so, leave me a comment below.
And to all those who completed NaBoBloMo: Congratulations! Tell me about the book you blogged!
Are you struggling to blog your book? Do you need help planning your posts or pages? Are you feeling overwhelmed, lost or frustrated by the process of blogging a book, booking a blog or just plain old blogging?
No worries. I’d be happy to help find a way for you to complete your book project and get excited about your blog—or even build a business around your book and blog.