How to Book a Blog Using Scrivener

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I use Scrivener to write most of my blog posts. Why? Because Scrivener allows me easily to file them in folders and later, if I want, turn those folders into books. However, before I used Scrivener, my posts were all written in Word or directly into WordPress. That made it hard to create a manuscript […]

Offer Another Book to Your Readers—by Blogging it For Free

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By D.I. (David) Telbat (@DITelbat) There you are, an author hanging off a cliff. The gorge below threatens to swallow you, but still, you lean farther out, offering yet another tantalizing novel to your fans. They reach for your inspired works as if their lives depend on your very words. If only you had more […]

3 Ways to Convert Blog Content Into a Word Doc

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For those bloggers who would like to book a blog, or repurpose their posts into a book, turning blog content into a word-processing file can pose one of the largest challenges. You likely need a Microsoft Word file, since these are used by designers and to create a variety of ebook formats. Yet, it’s not […]

The “Queen of Snark” on Booking Blogs and Promoting Books

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I met Rachel Thompson not long after the release of her second book. She was teaching classes on how to go blog-to-book on Triberr.com. Since then, she’s written and published a third successful book. Although she hasn’t blogged a book, she knows how to book a blog and how to successfully self-publish a book. As […]

3+ Reasons I’ve Started Using Scrivener as a Blogging Tool

For a while now I’ve been toying around with the idea of using Scrivener as a writing tool. I hadn’t seriously considered using it for blogging, except I was interesting in finding out if it could become a blog-to-book tool. If it could import posts form WordPress, I figured it might be quite useful. I […]

How to Use Pressbooks to Go Blog-to-Book (Part 2)

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 Guest post by Carla King   This is the second part of Carla King’s post on how to use Pressbooks.com to go blog-to-book. To read part one, click here. Add Front and Back Matter You’ll want to compose an introduction, copyright page, acknowledgements, and an about the author page. (Don’t forget to provide links to […]

Traditionally Published Author Self-Publishes a Booked Blog

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Although this blog focuses a fair amount of attention on blogging books to get “discovered” by literary agents and acquisitions editors at traditional publishing houses, there’s just as much value in blogging a book—or simply blogging—to create the audience you need to produce a successful self-published book. No one knows this better than someone who […]

How to Create the Best Book From Your Blog

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I advocate blogging a book rather than booking a blog. The reason why is simple: Not every blog deserves to become a book. Some blogs are just blogs; the content on them works well as posts but isn’t thought out well enough to become a book. A blogger who blogs a book, on the other […]

How to Successfully Self-Publish Your eBooked Blog

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What happens if you don’t want to be discovered by a traditional publisher–if you’d rather book your own blog? Or what if you don’t get discovered by an agent or publisher and decide to become an indie publisher instead? Maybe you want to try your hand at producing an ebook… How do you make sure […]

How Finding Your Blog Niche Can Result in a Book Deal

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If you want to know what happens when you simply find your niche as a blogger, read Smoky Trudeau Zeidel’s success story. She claims to have floundered around as a blogger. Then she moved to California and struck gold not only with her blog but with her blog-to-book deal—after just a few months of blogging […]

Why a Booked Blog Manuscript Needs Editing

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Compiling a blogged book manuscript from all those posts you’ve previously written can be a big job—especially if you didn’t do a good job of organizing your blog with categories and tags. If you did, the manuscript may have come together pretty easily. However, as I mentioned in my last post, all you have now […]

Mine Your Categories for Blog Content Gold

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If you have done a good job of mapping out your booked blog’s content, you should now have a table of contents for your book and a list of subject you will cover in each chapter. Now it’s time mine your blog for gold: existing blog posts that will provide the content for your book. […]

How to Map Out the Content for a Booked Blog

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Let’s assume you’ve been blogging for a while—maybe even a long while. You’ve got a lot of posts to rummage through. This can feel quite overwhelming, maybe as overwhelming as writing a book from scratch. So, let’s chunk the process down. Just like with any book, you have to begin by planning out your book’s […]

Darren Rowse on Book Deals and Discovery in the Blogosphere

Like most recipients of blog-to-book deals, Darren Rowse landed his while simply blogging. However, he already had started thinking about writing a book—or, more specifically, turning his blog, ProBlogger, into a book. Then, he and his blog were discovered. That’s what many of us want—that email or phone call from an agent or publisher saying, […]

What NOT to Do When You Book a Blog

I highly recommend repurposing, or recycling your blog posts into a book. However, you can’t just slap you posts together and say, “Done!” Just this morning I was reading an announcement about a booked blog, one that was repurposed into a book, and thinking, “Wow. This guy has it all wrong.” The blogger and author, […]