It doesn’t matter if you blog fiction or nonfiction. If you want to blog a good book, I believe you must begin with a good content plan. This means you must know what content you want to include in your book and what structure you will use to deliver that content in the a manner […]
Angles and Themes Help You Write a Unique and Valuable Blogged Book
How to Blog a Better Book: Lesson #3 Angles make your blogged book unique. Themes give them value. When you blog a book, or simply set out to write a book, train yourself to think about your book in these terms so you write a book that isn’t like those previously published and that addresses your […]
A Crafter’s Experience of Blogging a Book
I started writing the Creating Craft: A Guide to Designing Original Pieces book blog in early September. I had wanted to write a book about designing original craftwork for some time, but was reluctant to take on the project because I knew I’d be unlikely to finish. I’d already tried to write one book before, […]
Why November is a Great Time to Blog a Book
Halloween is right around the corner. After that, the holiday season comes upon us…first Thanksgiving, then Kwanza, Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. No time to blog a whole book, right? Wrong. In fact, next month, November, is a great time to blog an entire book from scratch, start to finish. Why? First, it’s National […]
Why You Need a Content Plan for Your Blogged Book
There are two primary differences between blogged books and a booked blogs. A blogged book starts with an idea for a book and it is written from a content plan on a blog and later published as a book. A booked blog is an after thought, simply a bunch of posts that were written and […]
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 […]
Blog a Book in a Month
It’s spring. As the natural world seems to give birth to new blooms, leaves and flowers, it’s time to give birth to a new book—to bring that idea inside you into the world on your blog. That’s right. This month we are focusing on blogging a book in 30 days. Call April National Book Blogging […]
What kind of book could you produce from your blog content?
The majority of bloggers who have landed book deals didn’t set out to blog a book. They simply blogged their way to a book deal. And once they signed on the dotted line, they had to figure out how to book their blog—repurpose all those blog posts into a manuscript that would read like a […]
Get in on the Current Blog-to-Book Trend
No one has offered new statistics on blog-to-book deals since about 2009. In that year alone, between 50 and 60 bloggers landed traditional publishing deals. Supposedly, that was the height of the blog-to-book trend. Yet, a consistent stream of blog-to-book deals has hit the market since then, and recently I’ve heard news of even more […]
Blog a Short Book…and Publish It…Fast!
Yesterday I sent off a short book to the printer created out of just 10 blog posts. Yes, just 10–and now it is a 78 page 4″ x 6″ book. Previously, I published it as an ebook. I’ll have it in my hands in just 10 days. Does that inspire you to blog a book? […]