How I Became a Published Author: One Post at a Time


Today’s guest post is by Lori Ann Davis, MA, CRS (@lorianndaviscrs), author of Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships: How to Find, Keep and Renew Love and Passion in Your Life. She offers tips on blogging a book—tips she discovered on her own without the help of reading How to Blog a Book first. As she […]

Become an Influencer with a Blog and a Book

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Anyone who spends time in social networks has heard about them. We know we are supposed to follow them. We want them to follow us back. We want to become like them. Who are they? Influencers. They are the people on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, LinkedIn, and Pinterest (even Instagram) with the ginormous followings. They […]

Replies to Comments Increase Engagement and Feedback on a Blogged Book

Reply to the comments on your blogged book.

Blogging Basics for Aspiring Authors: Lesson 18 Engagement remains the watchword when it comes to building author platform on social media. That means it’s not just about how many unique visitors—readers—your blogged book attracts, or even about how many followers you have on Twitter, Facebook or Google Plus. It’s about how often they share, talk […]

What’s the Difference Between a Blogged Book and a Booked Blog?

What is a booked blog?

I must have described the difference between blogging a book and booking a blog here on this blog at least 100 times. I’ve done the same on the phone with prospective clients countless times. I do it every time I speak to an audience. Yet, I can find no blog post here on this blog […]

How to Create Community Around Your Blogged Book

How can you create community around your blogged book?

If you are writing any kind of book that inspires people to do something, you might want to create a community of some sort around your blog and your blogged book. This can serve as a great promotional tool for both your book and your book-related business if, for example, your blogged book asks readers […]

How to Decide How to Monetize Your Blog or Blogged Book

As you consider how to monetize your blog beyond your blogged book—and eventual printed book or ebook, you need to consider what types of activities you want to take on to produce information products and services–which ones are best for you and for your readers. Unless you want to put advertisements on your blog (and […]

Does Previously Published Blog Content Turn Away Publishers?

Can you blog a book or book a blog and get it sold to a traditional publisher?

I get asked the same question over and over again. It relates to blogged books, previously published work and traditional publishers. Many aspiring authors considering blogging books feel concern over publishing their the work they intend to include in a book on their blogs. They feel sure a publisher will then consider it “previously published” […]

Will You End Up With a Blook?

A blogged book turns into a blook

Every since I began this blog I’ve been repeating over and over again that you are blogging a book. And, indeed, you are. What do you end up with, though, once you have a printed book based upon that blogged book? A blook. That’s right. A blook is printed book that contains or is based […]

The End: This Blogged Book Manuscript is Finished…or Not


This actually brings us to the end of this blogged book. Amazingly, I began blogging in February and I have completed the whole book before the end of June—just five months later. I do have some additional material I plan to add to the physical printed book, but I do not intend to ever place […]