Sunday, 16 September 2012

WRITING ADVICE REVIEW: How to Blog a Book - Nina Amir

Release Date: 27/05/12


"How to Blog a Book" teaches aspiring authors to create a blogged book with a well-honed and uniquely angled subject, targeted posts, and a readership large enough to get noticed by an agent or a publisher. It explains how writing a book in Cyberspace allows writers to get their book written easily while promoting it and building an author's platform at the same time. Readers will find: basic information on how to set up a blog and the essential plug-ins and other options necessary; steps for writing a book easily from scratch using blog posts; advice on how to write blog posts; tips on gaining visibility or promoting the blogged book on line and off; tools for driving traffic to a blog; information on how to monetize an existing blog into a book or other information products; and, profiles with authors who received blog-to-book deals.


I’m always interested in taking the next step with writing and in a time where getting a contract is not only difficult but the author is expected to do a lot of marketing on their own, its always helpful to find ways to help get the message out there.

Whilst this title by Nina is mainly about writing a book in instalments and placing it on the web, it does carry a lot of useful advice for the writer on how to get themselves noticed as well as building up a regular readership, creating a demand for your work. The tips feel useful, the concept wonderfully explained within and when added to a friendly writing style (as if the author was giving you the inside scoop) really gives you a great beginning to get started.

It won’t tell you how to write the story (after all that’s a different kettle of fish altogether) but getting yourself out there and helping get a web presence alongside working on other essential author survival tools really helps you get that start you’re looking for.

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