Blogging Your Way to a Book Deal

Since February I’ve been blogging about blogging a book. If that sounds redundant, it’s not meant to be. I’ve been blogging a book about how to blog a book. (I know…that also sounds redundant.)In fact, I’m just about done writing the book–one post at a time.

I started this venture when I was asked to speak at the San Francisco Writer’s Conference about building platform by blogging and blogging books. I knew a lot about the first topic but not so much about the second. In fact, no one on the panel seemed to know anything about the second topic. So, I became the expert by beginning to blog a book and researching some of the books that had been discovered as simple blogs.

In fact, a large number of blogs have been discovered and turned into books. My blog focuses on some reasons why you might want to try your hand at bogging a book and ways to increase the odds of your blog being found by an agent or publisher.

As I’ve said before, authors today must have a blog as part of their platform-building efforts. At this year’s Book Expo America, everyone agreed that publishers and agents are surprised not when an author had a blog but when an author does not have a blog. In today’s publishing world, a blog is a necessity.

Here’s a recent Huffington Post article that talks about some well-known blog-to-book deals and encourages people to blog. You can also read about some of these deals at How to Blog a Book.

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Nina Amir, the Inspiration to Creation Coach, inspires writers and bloggers to create published products and careers as authors. Additionally, she helps her clients and readers achieve their potential, fulfill their purpose and make a positive and meaningful difference with their words. She is the author of How to Blog a Book, The Author Training Manual, and Creative Visualization for Writers, all published by Writer’s Digest Books. As a hybrid author, she also has published 17 books independently. She is a nonfiction book editor and doctor, proposal consultant, and an Author Coach and Trainer as well as a Book and Blog Coach. Some of her clients have sold 320,000+ copies of their books and been published by major publishing houses. Nina also is an award winning blogger and journalist, international speaker and founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, also known as the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge, and the Nonfiction Writers’ University. Also a Certified High Performance Coach, Nina strives to help creative people Achieve More Inspired Results personally and professionally.

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