What You and Your Blog Need to Land an Agent or Publisher

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Maybe you dream of landing a traditional book publishing deal. You want your successful blog or blogged book to serve as a beacon to an agent or a publisher. Or, if you don’t get discovered, you want your query letter and book proposal accepted by a literary agency or publishing house. You hope the great […]

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

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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

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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 […]

The Second Edition Book Launch Begins

How to Blog a Book 2nd Edition Book Launch

I’m excited to announce that this week…actually yesterday…marked the first day of the official How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition book launch. I’ve got two concurrent tours in place with tons of opportunities for you to learn more about blogging a book or booking a blog. Online tours, called blog or virtual […]

Blogging For Business

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In today’s guest post, online marketing expert, blogger, and podcaster Brian Basilico (@bbasilico) provides his unique perspective and tips on blogging for business. In his unique way, he compares blogging to serving food. (If you don’t understand, check out his podcast.) Blogging is one of the best ways to create content, generate traffic, and help […]

The #1 Reason Why You Should Blog and Blog a Book

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If you want to make a positive and meaningful difference in the world, you need a blog. Not only that, you should write a book. With a blog and a book, you can transform many lives every day. I’ve been blogging since 2006. I’ve had as many as five blogs at one time. I started […]

How to Reduce Errors in Your Blog Posts

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Many blogs are solo operations, run by one person and one person only. If you are the only person who works on your blog—or more specifically on your blog posts, you know what this means. As the blogger, you write your posts, format them, find the photos and handle search engine optimization (SEO), categorization, and […]