Start Blogging Your Book

3 Weeks from Concept to First Published Post

Next class begins:

Tuesday, February 4 through 18, 2014

Actual dates: February 4, 11, 18

Webinars will be held at 5 p.m. PST but are recorded.

What do you get when you register for Start Blogging Your Book?

This three week online telecourse includes:

  • 3 hours of instruction (webinar) including Q&A (These will include screen sharing to show you examples).
  • emailed assignments
  • private Facebook group for asking questions and getting them answered.

Blogging provides the easiest and fastest way to write a book and promote it at the same time.

You can blog you way to a book deal or to a successfully self-published book…one post at a time.

Given the current state of traditional publishing, you as a writer must creatively take your career into your own hands and use the technology available. A blog provides an aspiring author with a powerful platform-building tool and a superb way to gain exposure to agents and publishers. As a savvy writer, therefore, you should learn: how to use blogging as a unique and fast way not only to write a book but to publish and to promote it as well one post at a time in cyberspace.

This teleclass is geared primarily towards nonfiction writers, but fiction writers also will find most of the tools offered applicable. It focuses upon blogging a book from scratch but will touch on repurposing existing blog posts into a book. How to set up a blog will not be covered in any type of technical detail. To get the most out of the class, it is best to have a blog set up already and to have read How to Blog a Book.

Here’s what you will accomplish during this teleclass :

  • Week 1
    1. Identify your book’s market and determine how to target it
    2. Pinpoint your book’s unique qualities and how it stands out from the competition
    3. Evaluate the benefits your book will provide to readers
    4. Hone your pitch
    5. Create a title and tagline/subtitle for your blogged book and blog
  • Week 2
    1. Create your “About the Author” page
    2. Create your “About this Book” page
    3. Create a Table of Contents
    4. Create a Blog Plan
    5. Create categories
  • Week 3
    1. Write 2 blog posts
    2. Add photos to posts
    3. Create hyperlinks to posts so readers can “turn pages”
    4. Install social share plugin
    5. Promote on social networks

By the end of this 3-week class, you will have:

  • honed your blog and blogged book topic
  • come up with a promotion plan
  • mapped out your content in post-sized bits
  • written your first 2 blog posts
  • created at least 2-3 blog pages
  • come up with the title and subtitle of your book and blog
  • Begun promoting your blogged book

 

Ready to blog your book and become a successful author–and blogger?

How to Blog a Book Cover WEB

Course Requirements:

  • You must have a blog up and running and know how to use it. It is best to have a self-hosted blog rather than a free (hosted) blog. We will be discussing WordPress.org primarily. You can have a different type of blog platform, but you may not get your questions answered or may find yourself confused.
  • Please read How to Blog a Book prior to taking the course (or at least the first 6 chapters; if you haven’t read the book, you will not get as much out of the course.

One class – Two Options

How to Blog Your Book – $149




How to Blog Your Book Premium  – $249

Includes a one-hour strategy session about your blogged book