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 at a time and attract both readers and publishers in the process.
My Book’s Success
In the past three years, How to Blog a Book has been one of Writer’s Digest Books bestselling titles. Not only that, upon release the book made it onto three Amazon Top 100 lists and has remained there for 34 months.
Sure, there have been a few days when the book was not on any Amazon list, but for the majority of that three-year period How to Blog a Book has been an Amazon bestseller.
Not only that, How to Blog a Book earned back it’s advance in less than six months. That means the publisher and I both made money on the book within that amount of time. The publisher also reprinted in less than 12 months. The book was featured on end caps in Barnes and Noble that first holiday season, and a second print run just six or seven months after release ensured no stores ran out of copies.
Additionally, Writer’s Digest Books gets few returns for How to Blog a Book, which means the bookstores sell the copies and don’t need to send them back. In fact, the publisher once called me “a Spiderman among authors” because my book is “sticky.”
Sales Leads to Opportunity
I guess I could have just rested on my laurels… But my book’s success—it’s consistent sales—provided me with a new opportunity. Less than two years after the book’s initial release, the publisher asked me if I wanted to produce a second edition of How to Blog a Book. Of course, I said, “Yes!”
Which brings me to my point… (No, I wasn’t just bragging!)
I am proud to announce that this June 2015, Writer’s Digest Books will release the revised and expanded second edition of How to Blog a Book.
The Most-Comprehensive Guide for Bloggers and Authors
Although I was proud of the first edition, I’m even more proud of the second edition. This book is the most-comprehensive guide to bogging a book or booking a blog available today. Besides the great information contained in the first edition of How to Blog a Book—information on how to consciously set out to write a book on your blog—the book now contains an entire chapter for bloggers who want to repurpose existing blog content into a book, content not written with a book in mind.
Plus, I’ve updated all the technical blogging information, included more ways to go blog to book, and added four blog-to-book success stories. (The previous success stories were all from bloggers who booked their blogs.)
How to Blog a Book, the expanded and revised second edition, provides all the information you need to:
- start a blog
- blog a book
- book a blog
- promote your blog and book
- build a business around your blog
More and more authors and bloggers choose to use their blogs as a means to write books and to self-publish them. I’ve written about how you can turn your blog into a book production machine.
And agents and publishers continue to consider high-traffic blogs as successfully test marketed book ideas. The blog-to-book trend has never dwindled.
The Reviews are In!
Here are some early reviews for the revised and expanded second edition of How to Blog a Book:
“If you always wanted to write that next book, but only have time to blog, then read Nina’s book! You too can become an author.”
—Michael Stelzner, Founder of Social Media Examiner, Author of Launch.
“If you dread the thought of starting or maintaining a blog, and balancing it with the stresses of writing a book, How to Blog a Book could well be the most valuable book you’ve discovered this year. Nina Amir gives you a toolbox of shortcuts, tricks and workarounds that will save you money, time and sanity. Follow her easy-to-understand guide (even for non-techies!) and you’ll create a blog your fans love and a book that they’ll promote for you.”
—Joan Stewart, The Publicity Hound, PublicityHound.com
“Nina Amir shows you—no, actually implores you—to write your book on your blog in a painless, effortless way. Learn ‘how’ and ‘why’ you ‘can’ and ‘should’ write your book from your blog posts. How to Blog a Book 2nd Edition provides the road map to go from publishing a blog to publishing YOUR BOOK.”
—Scott Lorenz, Westwind Book Marketing, Book-Marketing-Expert.com
If you are looking for the ultimate “blogging-for-authors” book or “authoring-for bloggers” book, you want a copy of the revised and expanded second edition of How to Blog a Book.
Watch this blog and my newsletter for news about the release. To address requests for continuing education around blogging books and to solve some technical issues related to this process, I plan to develop several new products, courses and services in conjunction with the release of How to Blog a Book (2nd Ed.). If you want to be the first to hear about these opportunities, join my mailing list.
In the meantime, if you want help blogging your book or booking your blog, take advantage of my March Madness special. Save $200 on my blog coaching services if you sign up this month using this link before the end of the month: http://bit.ly/blogmarchmadness
Michael Kelberer says
Hey Nina! Congrats – and I’ll be glad to help promote it!