Here’s another blog-to-book success story–one I really love! Blogger Jill Smokler, known as Scary Mommy (the name of her blog), has landed a book deal from Simon & Schuster. They will release her first book, Confessions of a Scary Mommy, next Mother’s Day.
By simply blogging about her feelings about motherhood and her experiences as a mother, this 34-year-old former graphic designer from Mount Washington actually has amassed approximately 155,000 followers on Twitter and corporations take note when when she tweets about their products–and even send her free products. It’s no wonder Simon & Schuster took note.
To read more about Smokler, the Scary Mommy blog, and her book deal, read this Baltimore Sun article.
No, Smokler did not blog her book into existence. She is likely booking some of her blog, though. And she proves once again that by blogging with passion and purpose and building an author’s platform as you go, you can get noticed and land a publishing deal.
And you don’t have to have 155,000 Twitter followers to do so. I’m proof of that. My book, How to Blog a Book, will be released by Writer’s Digest in March 2012.
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