Last year I received a new kind of book contract from my publisher. This one asked me to revise the current–soon to be previous–edition of How to Blog a Book. Lots of successful nonfiction books need to have a “refresh” every few years. The publisher had asked me to submit a list of changes I […]
Time to Give Me Feedback, Please!
With the revised and expanded edition of How to Blog a Book hitting bookstores in about a month (and Amazon before that), I’m busy making plans for the book launch. Additionally, I’m exploring how to improve what I do and how I serve. That means I’m evaluating my blog, my courses, and my services. In […]
Become an Influencer with a Blog and a Book
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 […]
Coming Soon: The Second Edition of How to Blog a Book!
Back in May 2012, I first held a copy of How to Blog a Book in my hands. I felt so thrilled that my “experiment” had worked: I had blogged a book and blogged my way to a book deal. I had proven that you could consciously write, publish and promote your book one post […]
Join in the How to Blog a Book Launch Day Activities
Today is the OFFICIAL LAUNCH DAY for How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time the book. Today is just one day after that awesome solar eclipse, and that celestial event was supposed to bring with it the opportunity to clear away whatever has been limiting us. […]
Woo Hoo! Books are Starting to Ship!
I can’t believe it! Copies of How to Blog a Book, the book, are starting to ship! Well, not everywhere as planned, but in some places. I’ve been checking Amazon.com ever hour since Saturday morning…nothing. No status change. However, How to Blog a Book is now shipping from the Writer’s Digest Shop! (Their system is […]
Last Stages: Interior and Cover Book Design
I am now in the last stages of my blog-to-book process. I recently got my first view of the interior design of the book, and several months ago I received a copy of the cover design. You might wonder if I had any say over either of these things. No. When I first saw the […]
How to Revise Your Blogged Book Manuscript (Like I Did!)
Just over a week ago, I turned in my revised blogged book manuscript to my editor at Writer’s Digest Books. If you recall, I landed a book deal for this blogged book, How to Blog a Book. I promised to discuss how to revise your blogged book manuscript. Now that I’ve finished doing so, I […]
How to Blog a Book Gets Disovered and Lands a Book Deal!
As you may know, the whole idea behind this blog revolves around creating a strong and unique blogged book idea with a large or niche market, writing great and consistent posts, and promoting your blog well so you either: get discovered while blogging your book, build enough platform to become attractive to an agent, an […]
What’s Up with How to Blog a Book?
Have you been wondering what up with me and my manuscript or how I’m doing getting How to Blog a Book discovered? Well, here’s the deal. I have to admit that once I was done blogging the book, I did not keep up with posting or promoting–at least for a while. I figured I had […]