Did you know that 81% of Americans have this on their bucket lists? Yet only 2% end up as published authors and many, around 200 million to be exact, end up as bloggers. There’s something about blogging that makes it more manageable for the average person. In this interview with Nina Amir, author of How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time , you will get some really valuable tips on how you can strategically transform yourself from a passionate blogger into a published book author.
Nina Amir How to Blog Your Books Show Notes
Nina suggest that you pick up Michael Larsen’s ”How to Write a Book Proposal,” and follow the steps he outlined there. In a gist, here’s how you write a book proposal.
1. Look at the market and see how you can make your book unique. For people writing fiction, make sure your characters are unique and will touch the hearts of the readers. Check out the blogosphere and see who’s blogging on similar topics. Think about how you’re going to angle yourself to get their readers.
2. Plan your blog promotion. How are you going to promote the book in offline and online events?
3. Write a content plan. Brainstorm all the different ideas and subjects that will go into the book. Organize that into a Table of Contents and break it down to blog post size bits. The more you break it down, the easier it is that you can write your book.
4. Decide your schedule. How would would you write? The more often you write, the easier it is to get your book deal and attract a readership.
5. Publicize your content in social networks to attract readers.
6. Approach publishers. Once you have gone through your content plan and made your blog popular, you will be approached by a publisher. Or, you can approach the publisher and pitch your book. You can also self-publish.
You can get a copy of Nina’s book, How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time, on Amazon.
Nina Amir, is an author coach and author of How to Blog a Book: How to Write, Publish and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time (Writer’s Digest Books). She is also is a nonfiction editor and consultant. She has more than 33 years of experience in the publishing field. She writes five blogs, including Write Nonfiction NOW!, How to Blog a Book and As the Spirit Moves Me, and two national Examiner.com columns. Additionally, she speaks weekly about writing and publishing on the popular radio show, Dresser After Dark (www.dresserafterdark.com), hosted by Michael Ray Dresser, which has approximately 80,000 listeners per month.
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