Successful Books Require Preparation

prepare for success as an author or blogger

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 […]

Passion, Subject Knowledge, Self-Knowledge, and Blogging Books

choose blog and blogged book subjects carefully

Blogging is not an endeavor to be entered into lightly if you want to succeed at this “job.” And if you want to blog a book (or book a blog) or build a business around your blog, you need to choose the right subject from your first post. In this guest post, Frank Daley (@TheFrankDaley) […]

Take the Blog-a-Book Challenge

blog a book in a year

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 Blog a Book Using Scrivener

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Blogging a book takes organization. You need a blog plan that mimics the structure of your book and helps you know what to write and to publish. Also, you need to create a document that becomes an off-line manuscript—not just a bunch of posts online. One of the easiest and most effective ways to do […]

4 Tips for Finding Viable Blogged-Book Subjects

find subjects for a blogged book

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

speak your blogged book

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

learn to organize your book

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 Way to Expert Status

Expert status seen in the SERPs

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 […]

How to Write 12 Books Per Year on Your Blog

blog many books

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 […]