About the Blog
Nina Amir created this blog as a way to demonstrate the ease with which a writer can blog a nonfiction book. Fiction writers can use many of the same principles to blog novels as well; however, Nina’s expertise lies in writing, editing and publishing nonfiction books.
The earlier posts in the blog offer readers information on how they can write their own book via a blog. By reading the blog, you can follow Nina along as she blogged her own book–a book about how to blog a book. The posts offer information based on her knowledge as a freelance nonfiction book editor, writing coach and consultant. That said, this will be her first blogged book, so you get to experience–along with Nina–the trials and tribulations, the pros and cons, of composing a manuscript and publishing it in this way.
Once Nina finished the book, however, she began blogging about blogging books, booking blogs (repurposing blog posts into a book and blogging in general.
About Nina Amir
Nina Amir, Inspiration-to-Creation Coach, inspires people to combine their purpose and passion so they Achieve More Inspired Results. She motivates writers and non-writers to create publishable and published products and careers as authors as well as to achieve their goals, fulfill their purpose and live inspired lives.
The author of How to Blog a Book: How to Write, Publish and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time (Writer’s Digest Books), Amir is a nonfiction editor, consultant, and writing, book, blogging, and author coach with more than 33 years of experience in the publishing field. She also is the founder of Write Nonfiction in November, a blog and challenge. She writes five blogs, including Write Nonfiction NOW!, How to Blog a Book and As the Spirit Moves Me, and two national Examiner.com columns. Additionally, she speaks weekly about writing and publishing on the popular radio show, Dresser After Dark (www.dresserafterdark.com), hosted by Michael Ray Dresser, which has approximately 80,000 listeners per month.
Amir holds a BA in magazine journalism with a concentration in psychology, has edited or written for more than 45 publications producing hundreds of articles and had her work published in five anthologies. She has self-published nine short books, including the popular workbook How to Evaluate Your Book for Success and 10 Days and 10 Ways to Return to Your Best Self.
As a book editor, Amir also has a proven track record. One of her clients’ books (Enlightened Leadership) was self-published and then purchased and re-released verbatim by Simon & Schuster (Fireside); the book has sold over 230,000 to date. Another (Radical Forgiveness) won the 1998 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Award (Inspirational category), went on to sell over 115,000 copies, and recently was purchased by Sounds True. Her clients’ proposals regularly get them contracts with agents as well.
Amir also speaks and writes about self-improvement, human potential, practical spirituality, and Judaism. She is the former regular holiday and spirituality expert on Conversations with Mrs. Claus, a weekly podcast heard in more than 90 countries and downloaded by 130,000 listeners per month. She is a certified rebirther, a trained Voice Dialogue facilitator and currently is working on her life coaching certificate.Although she often speaks and writes from a Jewish perspective, her work spans religious lines and is pertinent to people of all faiths and spiritual traditions.
In all she does, Amir focuses on helping people live their lives fully and manifest their desires — whether those desires look like written products or something entirely different. She sees herself as an “Everywoman” whose struggles and successes are not unlike anyone else’s. Therefore, she writes, speaks and teaches from a place of knowing that what has worked for her will at least provide others with a starting place from which to find what works best for them.
Amir lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains above Los Gatos, CA.
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