Successful Books Require Preparation

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If you think you can blog a book or book a blog without preparation, you’re right. If you think you should, you’re wrong. It takes work to craft a book that sells—whether it’s a book you write in blog-post-sized bits or that you create from repurposed posts. I’m not talking about writing either. I’m talking […]

11 Ways to Know if Your Blog Deserves to Become a Book

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Maybe you, like lots of bloggers, think your site contains enough content—or good enough content—to produce a book. And maybe your blog posts could be turned into a book (or “blook,” as they are called sometimes). Before you go to the time, trouble and expense of “booking your blog,” first evaluate if your blog deserves […]

Take the Blog-a-Book Challenge

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I don’t know if you’ve ever noticed, but this site contains a challenge. It has been here for about four years. The challenge is quite simple: Write a blog post per day and a book per year. Are you up for it? As the site states: The point [of the challenge] is to blog your […]

How to Book a Blog Using Scrivener

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I use Scrivener to write most of my blog posts. Why? Because Scrivener allows me easily to file them in folders and later, if I want, turn those folders into books. However, before I used Scrivener, my posts were all written in Word or directly into WordPress. That made it hard to create a manuscript […]

7 Tips for Turning Your Blog into a Book

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As the blog-to-book trend continues on its upward curve, more and more bloggers see their blogs as gold mines filled with nuggets of content waiting to be extracted, refined and cast into books. Writers, on the other hand, historically have balked at becoming bloggers. Many aspiring and published authors turn to blogging simply because this […]

How to Turn Your Blog Into a Book-Production Machine

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If you have a blog, you produce a lot of content every year—valuable content that could be used for more than just blog posts. Indeed, with the right focus and planning, your blog can become a book-production machine. Many busy writers, authors and entrepreneurs don’t feel they have time to write a book, especially when […]

3 Ways to Convert Blog Content Into a Word Doc

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For those bloggers who would like to book a blog, or repurpose their posts into a book, turning blog content into a word-processing file can pose one of the largest challenges. You likely need a Microsoft Word file, since these are used by designers and to create a variety of ebook formats. Yet, it’s not […]

The “Queen of Snark” on Booking Blogs and Promoting Books

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I met Rachel Thompson not long after the release of her second book. She was teaching classes on how to go blog-to-book on Triberr.com. Since then, she’s written and published a third successful book. Although she hasn’t blogged a book, she knows how to book a blog and how to successfully self-publish a book. As […]

3+ Reasons I’ve Started Using Scrivener as a Blogging Tool

For a while now I’ve been toying around with the idea of using Scrivener as a writing tool. I hadn’t seriously considered using it for blogging, except I was interesting in finding out if it could become a blog-to-book tool. If it could import posts form WordPress, I figured it might be quite useful. I […]