I know; you don’t want another “should.” But really…blogging a book (or more than one book) help you accomplish more in less time—more of what nonfiction writers want and need.
You need to write a marketable book, and you need to build an author platform prior to your book’s release. However, if you are like most nonfiction writers, you struggle to accomplish both of these tasks at the same time. You may not even have the time you want or need to write let alone to blog and to share on social networks.
That’s the fabulous thing about blogging a book:
That’s a pretty good reason to blog a book.
If you still aren’t convinced, here are 20 reasons nonfiction writers, like you, benefit by blogging books.
Why Nonfiction Writers Should Blog Books
Blogging a book helps you:
- Build authority or expert status in your industry or field
- Develop an author platform
- Provide valuable material of your own to share on social networks
- Increase your writing efficiency
- Increase your writing productivity
- Test market book ideas
- Test market article ideas
- Get reader feedback on your writing and book ideas
- Get reader feedback on your manuscript
- Enlist real readers to tell you what works and doesn’t work in your manuscript and offer anecdotes and testimonials
- Increase your income
- Drive more customers and clients to your business
- Make your site more discoverable in the search engines
- Get your book written in a consistent manner (with posts written and published regularly)
- Promote yourself and your book on your site/blog
- Find the time to produce a manuscript and build platform
- Create a mailing list of people eager to purchase your finished book
- Develop a subscriber list of people who want to read and have read you book
- Attract agents and publishers
- Attract media representatives
That’s a lot of reasons to blog a book. Do you have additional ones to add to the list? If so, add it in a comment below.
And if you want to learn more about how to blog a book, click here.