As you get closer to beginning to blog your book, consider this question: What resources do you need to complete your book? The answer to this question completes the section of a book proposal actually called “Resources Needed to Complete the Book.” This section may not pertain to many blogged books. You, the blogger, may […]
Know Your Competition to Angle for Success
Picking up where I left off, you now need to take long hard look at any other blogs that might compete with your blogged book. You do this to ensure not that you are the only one blogging on your topic but that you are blogging on the topic from a unique angle. You want […]
New & Improved How to Blog a Book Blog!
If you think I’ve forgotten about this blog, you’re wrong. As mentioned in my last post, I was away for a week at a writing retreat. After I returned, my webmaster said she’d convert my free WordPress blog to a hosted one. She got started and then didn’t actually finish up until Friday night. So…I […]
Promotion: This Means Getting Social
For a blogged book, promotion means, “What are you going to do to tell the cyber world your blog exists?” How will you sell your blog? This is where you add your social hat to your business hat, because to gain readers you must promote yourself and your blog via social networking. Otherwise, how will […]
Markets: Who Will Read Your Blogged Book?
On to the next proposal section included under the “Introduction” heading: Markets. As I mentioned in my last post, you now need to make sure you are wearing your business person hat. No writer’s hats allowed. It’s time to meet your readers or to discover how many readers your blog might be able to […]
Overview: The Features and Benefits of Your Book
Now that you have a pitch, it’s time to actually write the overview of your book. Typically, an overview begins with a paragraph or two that hook the reader. This isn’t much different from an article; the beginning of the overview could be considered your “lead.” Next, insert your pitch. This is followed by a […]
Overview: Why You Want to Write This Book
This may seem like a silly question, but why do you want to blog a book? Think about it…What’s your purpose? You see, your book must share that purpose. It must have a reason to exist. If it doesn’t, no one will show up at your blog to read the posts day after day (the […]
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