Gaining readers to your blogged book represents the keys to success. Whether you plan on self-publishing your blogged book or want to be discovered by an agent or publisher, you must have a successful blog–one with many unique visitors. (If you don’t understand that term, read this post.) That’s your author platform or fan base, which ensures that you sell lots of books. It’s also what makes you and your blog attractive to traditional publishers. A blog with lots of readers, as I’ve mentioned before, is seen as a positive test marketing exercise in the eyes of a publisher. As a self-publisher, it’s your proof that your book is viable as well.
So how do you gain readers? Let me count the ways…No really. One way to gain readers involves having your blog featured on another blog so the readers of that blog, which may have more readers than yours, can follow the link over to your site. If those readers like your blog, they may come back day after day, thus becoming regular readers.
To help you gain some extra readers, or unique visitors, I’d like to give you an opportunity to share your blogged books here on my blog. To do so, I’ve created a list to which you can add your blogged book. I’ve started the list with two books being blogged by Brian Cormack Carr. He mentioned that he was inspired to blog not one but two books after reading my book. Here’s the list:
Olympics blasted for giving vast adverts to fast food joints. That's their legacy - but what will yours be? Fake foods - or the real thing?
Are you a late-blooming adult? Do you feel that life has passed you by? Not so! At my blog LaterBloomer.com, I write about people who followed their dreams at midlife and beyond.
Most are over age 50. Some are famous, some are not. Did you know that Bram Stoker, Jules Verne, John Muir, Charles Darwin, and Julia Child all began their pursuits later in life?
I've collected more than 180 lives and the first 35 are available on Kindle. I started blogging at age 50 myself. In the garden of life, a “late"-blooming flower blossoms right on time!
how to find or create your dream job
I have decided to write a memoir. I have taken myself on some fantastic journeys that I really wanted to write about. However, when I tried to start the only place that seemed logical was the sexual abuse I suffered as a child. Don't worry, I move on.
"A Slice to Faith" is a new blog that recounts dramatic moments from the author's life and offers positive reflections on how faith helped the author move on.
Do What You Love with the help of a tested 28-day program. Find out what you really love and start living your dream lifestyle from now on. Blogged book by Mary Eve Boudreault, sociologist and author of Do What You Love Journey website. Starting doing what we love under a month is amazingly possible; this book, the 1st draft written in a month with the Write Non-Fiction Month challenge, is a sure proof of it. Enjoy!
Jillian Godsil became divorced. Her ex husband became bankrupt and she was left with a million euro mortgage on a house worth half that. This is her story about being in the middle.
My autobiographical novel Orgasmo chronicles my disastrous attempt to quit writing forever and pursue the American Dream.
Are you one of those crafters who would like to move into original work, but weren't sure how? This book offers a creative process to start you off, with hints and tips on designing your own projects. Written by award-winning fiber artist Tien Chiu.
Book two in the Space Slugs series is currently being blogged. Book one was also a blog serial and can be found in the blog tabs. 😉
Somaya is living in a World of Poverty but in order for her to survive she has to leave all she knows behind and thats her Family! The Life she was chosen into. She is the chosen few who gets an offer from the Governor to work and fight for their country a chance to create a stability for everyone mainly for her. This is not something her husband Artie is happy with and he doesn't want her to go and leave him and their two children behind. This is a Chance of Somaya's lifetime a Dream she always longed for! If she follows her Heart will it be fulfilling to where she would want this Life forever? Or When she comes back will her family still be there? Somaya's Life is on the Line.
Company loyalty turns into idolatry when the company is prioritized above everything else in your life, including the things you hold most dear.
Simultaneous loss of both parents, memory by memory
Southern hospitality is centered around the kitchen. We decorate it, cook and eat in it, and entertain.
A blogged book: Growing up with undiagnosed autism.
A how to for those who came to parenting later. Parenting essays and resources.
A year-long course on how novelists can write the heart of your story. Running as individual blog posts/lessons from January to December
A middle grade fiction novel for all ages. Join the elf on his quest through the crack in the wall.
(real title tba)
A humorous but confronting insight into a young woman's thoughts on her personal relationships and life, due to child abuse.
This blog isn't so much a discussion of why one should memorize music as it is a discussion of how one can memorize.
Pilgrims at Penney Farm
Our model for learning about Nature firsthand
Please add only blogged books in progress! But please do add your blogged books! And, of course, share this post on all your social networks (again and again and again) so you and other blogged book authors gain more exposure–and readers–for your blogged books.
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