How to Conduct a Market Analysis for a Blog or Book

market analysis for a book

Every time I speak about the need for a business plan for a book or blog—or a blogged book—someone asks me the same question: How do you find the market for your book and analyze it? The short answer is: Google it. But there’s more to it than that. First, understand that you need to […]

Blog a Romance or Horror Novel

Surprised woman reading a romance novel

You might assume that only nonfiction writers blog books. Not true. Novelists also blog books. They claim it makes them better writers and helps them produce more compelling manuscripts. And they blog novels in a variety of genres, including  romance and horror readers, and benefit in the process. So take the hot men and sexy […]

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 […]

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

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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

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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, […]