Book Review: How to Blog a Book

June 19, 2015 at 1:25 PM 5 comments

How to Blog a Book
Book Description:

Transform Your Blog into a Book!

The world of blogging is rapidly changing, but it remains one of the most efficient ways to write and share your work with an eager audience. But how do you purposefully hone your blog content into a uniquely positioned book that will be noticed by an agent or a publisher?

How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition is a completely updated guide to writing and publishing a saleable book based on a blog. Expert author and blogger Nina Amir guides you through the process of developing targeted blog content that will increase your chances of publication and maximize your visibility as an author.

In this revised edition you’ll find:

• The latest information on how to set up, maintain, and optimize a blog
• Steps for writing a book easily from scratch using blog posts
• Advice on how to write blog posts
• Tips on gaining visibility and promoting your work both online and off
• Current tools for driving traffic to your blog
• Extensive information on how to monetize your existing blog content into a book or other products
• Profiles with authors who received blog-to-book deals, including four new “from blog to book” success stories

My Thoughts:

I’ve always wanted to write a book. It started in elementary school. Each first grade student was assigned a fifth grade partner. The fifth grader asked us lots of questions like “do you own a pet,” “what is your favorite food” and “who is your best friend.” They gathered all of the information and helped us create a story using the answers we provided.

We were each given ten sheets of paper and a sentence or two was written carefully at the top of each page. Then we drew a picture depicting the details of that sentence. The teacher created a fancy cover sheet for each of us and used string to bind the ten pages together. It was my first book and I showed it to everyone that was willing to read it with me!

I would still love to write a book and one day I still hope to do so. I’ve toyed with numerous topics over the years, but I’ve never taken the time to create an outline. Instead I started a blog over nine years ago. It’s much easier to write a few paragraphs about a variety of topics then to streamline everything into one book.

But Nina Amir’s book teaches readers how to convert blog posts into the content required for a book. Perhaps the words on my blog can be gathered, edited, reordered and expanded upon. Perhaps I can create a book from my blog. There are certainly a lot of best sellers that started out that way.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It focuses on how to create a solid blog with substantial followers as well as how to grow the ideas from that blog into a book. I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to finishing that novel, but this book has inspired me to find the time to focus on it.

Author’s Bio:
 
Nina Amir, the bestselling author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, is a speaker, a blogger, and an author, book, and blog-to-book coach. Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach, she helps creative people combine their passion and purpose so they move from idea to inspired action and positively and meaningfully impact the world as writers, bloggers, authorpreneurs, and blogpreneurs. Some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She is the founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge, and the Nonfiction Writers’ University. As a hybrid author she has published 15 books and had as many as four books on the Amazon Top 100 list at the same time.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. One Frugal Girl  |  June 19, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    I loved this book and I’d love to give a copy to a friend who blogs!

    Reply
  • 2. Revanche  |  June 19, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Over the years, I’ve shared some stories about my family that I’ve always wanted to collect into book form. I’m not sure if the blog posts need a LOT of work before that can happen but I’d like to see what can be pulled from the already written material and go from there.

    Reply
    • 3. Nina Amir  |  June 27, 2015 at 5:40 PM

      All the info on how to do that SUCCESSFULLY is in the book! Good luck!

      Reply
  • 4. Jackie  |  June 21, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    (Oops, checked the comment entry but my comment didn’t post!)

    I’d Ike to win this for a friend who’s been working on a book for years, it’d be fun to surprise him with a little help!

    Reply
  • 5. Nina Amir  |  June 27, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Thanks so much for being part of my book tour and launch. It’s lovely that you liked the book and that your readers think it would be useful as well.

    Reply

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