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How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time

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How to Blog a Book teaches you how to create a blog book with a well-honed and uniquely angled subject and targeted posts--and how to build the audience necessary to convince agents and publishers to make your blog into a book.

Inside you'll find:

Basic information on how to set up your blog and the essential plug-ins and other options necessary to get the most out of each p
Paperback, 167 pages
Published May 21st 2012 by Writer's Digest Books (first published April 23rd 2012)
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Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
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“I finished my first book seventy-six years ago. I offered it to every publisher on the English-speaking earth I had ever heard of. Their refusals were unanimous: and it did not get into print until, fifty years later; publishers would publish anything that had my name on it.”

----George Bernard Shaw

Nina Amir, a best-selling American author, has penned an inspiring book or rather say author's manual guide for getting published without any problem, How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promot
Jamison Banks
I'm a bit torn about this book. On the one hand, it served as an effective general treatise on how to blog a nonfiction book. An actual, physical, paper-in-your-hand, honest-to-goodness book. The author goes into adequate detail into the tools and processes needed to do what it says on the tin.

However, realize that Nina Amir comes from the world of established, published authorship. That means she started out with a publisher from the get-go. She did not land a publishing deal from blogging. Sh
Masquerade Crew
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing

I finished reading this book quite a while ago, so I’ve given myself plenty of time to mull over it. The more I think about what I want to say in this review, the more I like the book. It has so much to offer for every writer out there, especially the non-fiction writer, so much so, in fact, that this review will hardly do it justice.

Because this book was a blog before it was a book, all of the chapters are broken up into easily read sections. This is true for many non-fiction book
W. Whalin
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Over 83% of Americans plan to write a book at some point during their lifetime. Unfortunately many people stop writing partially through the process because they lack a plan for completion. Nonfiction book editor Nina Amir gives you a workable plan in HOW TO BLOG A BOOK.

Step-by-step this book will help you to blog your book first, build a relevant audience. Then you take the raw writing from your blog and weave it into a book. If you are stuck and don’t know to put together a book or have a blo
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Are you a closet, wanna-be author looking for direction? Nina Amir has written the definitive, "how to" guide to "write, publish, and promote your work one post at a time," quote from book cover and the books' tag line. I wish I'd found this book a year ago. Amir "walks you through" what would otherwise be a daunting task for most of us. With 33 years in the publishing field, she's a seasoned pro and she authors four blogs. ...more
Ara Prado
Jun 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time
Author: Nina Amir
Publication Date: May 21, 2012
Published by: Writer's Digest Books
Source: Copy Given by Author and Tour Organizer

How to Blog a Book got me very curious because of several things: 1st I'm a blogger, 2nd I'm a copywriter/copyeditor, 3rd I'm a frustrated novelist, and 4th I do SEO (search engine optimization) stuff. So just by the title, I knew this was something I needed to read. I'll sh
Dhivya Balaji
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How to blog a book - As catchy as the title and more informative than you can imagine.
Some books need no review, at all. They speak for themselves. The description of the book is enough to make any reader interested in the topics mentioned want to buy it. This is one such book. But as a reviewer, I want to record here how very informative I found this book – both as a blogger and as an aspiring author. Not to bore the readers with long, praising paragraphs, I am going to list out w
Sep 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: writing
I bought a blog printed as a book to teach me how to write my book as a blog

I peruse the Writing section at bookstores with salt in-hand so that I have ready-access to grains with which to take the endless compendiums of writing exercises and approaches. I, till recently, had not found a method which suited me. To confess, Nina Amir's book How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time seemed so much snake oil by its title, nestled there among the get-writing-quick
Peter Krol
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: business
Amir's book was a helpful introduction for aspiring authors. The world of social media (and blogging) seems like a strange world to me, but Amir made it feel more like a friend. I recommend this book as a place to begin.

My main criticism, however, is that the book read much like, well, a blog. In other words, it didn't appear to have been given excessive TLC as far as editing, revising, or rewriting.

I understand that blogging is all about getting your ideas out there, however rough and misshape
Jim Kukral
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You have a blog, right? Guess what? You have a book, you just don't know it yet. Nina's book will show you step-by-step how to turn your already existing blog into a book that you can use to make money with, and for leads and publicity. This is the ultimate no-brainer. Buy this book now and turn your blog into your own book! ...more
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was skeptical that this can work, but now I'm a believer. I had blogged material that I can turn into a book, but needed some direction to complete the process. She also details pros and cons so that you can make an informed decision based on your situation. This is a fantastic resource for fiction or non-fiction. It breaks down the process step-by-step to guide you. Highly recommend. ...more
Marcy Weydemuller
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: writing
Hot off the Writers Digest presses, this unique approach to blogging details a new way to develop and process material that is productive and sustainable. Although only three weeks old, this book is moving directly to my classic corner shelf because it is a book I will be reading again and again. Basically—whenever I have a new book idea. Most of her examples are from non-fiction, but her principles carry over to fiction as well thus doubling the potential influence for fiction writers.

Not only
Jessie Sara
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book proposes ways to use blogging as a way build up body of content, to test the market for the content and to establish a market presence for the book.

Some people might be skeptical about blogging their books but this book also explains how to blog a book without blogging everything about the book.

This book helps bloggers, aspiring writers and even published writers to explore an alternative approach presenting (test marketing) content to specific target audience.

This books will help me
Sandy Appleyard
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Don’t let the name of the book limit your imagination as to what’s in between the pages. This is not only a step by step guide to teach you how to blog a book, but it also gives valuable information pertaining to website creation, building your platform through social media, creating a book proposal…the list goes on and on.

I purchased this book last year after having a few coaching sessions with the book’s author Nina Amir; shame on me for allowing the book to collect dust for this long. If I’d
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: writing
This book seems very thorough, and a good practical guide to blogging as a way to draft a book and to setting up a blog in general. For me, it makes the process of writing a book sound relatively straightforward, while the publicity end of it seems more daunting. The author's first choice seems to be getting a contract with a publisher, rather than self-publishing. She presents both options, but those who are thinking in terms of self-publishing (and why wouldn't you, if you have a good platform ...more
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Your best tool to be a successful author or blogger.

I wish I read this book before I become a blogger. It has all the steps that a beginner blogger or an author needed. If you are planning to write or a blog, this book is exceptionally perfect for you. Reading each chapters will help you learn everything and have all the important details you wanted when you finished reading this book. The steps are easy to follow and they are all very helpful.

As a blogger, I am still learning and reading this b
Dara J.
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
For the past 6 weeks, I've kept my copy of Nina Amir's How To Blog A Book within reach of my desk. As an already self-published author, I am finding this book to be a handy guide as I learn how to translate the content and essence of my book into a blog format. How to Blog a Book is a well-written, entertaining and practical guide for beginning and more experienced advanced bloggers. For those of us who lack business and marketing experience, How to Blog A Book gives readers the 101 of Internet ...more
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: writing-books
This was a good book with some great tips for writing a book as a blog. There were are few bits that I had to remind myself that I'm not in the US - such as copyright (in Australia we don't have to register). This is a book I would recommend people read if they want to set out to blog a book, as well as those who want to turn their current blog in to a book, although it is aimed more at people who are starting from scratch. ...more
Deborah Carney
May 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book very clearly lays out what, how and why you would want to blog a book. From making you accountable to an audience that wants you to keep writing, to establishing good writing habits, to actually writing a business plan about what you want the blog and book to accomplish. Easy to read, easy to understand and easy to implement, must read for bloggers and authors both.
Bryan Post
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am just finishing up this (about 10 more pages to go), which I bought to help me blog our already 2 published books - just to get ideas, and I love this book. I have already sent one person to buy it. I think it is much more than How to Blog a Book - more like an excellent blogging resource collection along with lots of great info, tips and what not to do in general. Great Job!
Rebecca Fyfe
Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
How to Blog Your Book would be a great book for beginners. Most of the information in the book was information I already knew, but reading the book helped inspire and motivate me to get working on the blog-to-book project I have been planning, so it was worth reading.
Aug 31, 2014 rated it liked it
Not exactly what I was looking for, but still helpful. I recommend it to anyone looking at writing a nonfiction book. She shows you how to leverage free or low cost technologies to build both your platform and your expertise.
Douglas Wilson
Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book was a wealth of practical information. Good stuff.
Sonia Marsh
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent step by step approach to blog your book. I have taken so many notes that I can share with my audiences when I speak to them about blogging.
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have read on blogging a book or blogging period. The beginning was very engaging. Then, I became very aware of the author's lack of authority on certain topics (which she herself addresses) and it made me sense that I needed to find other books written by people who really have done those things: marketing, wordpress, seo optimization etc.

I really appreciated the part about legal protection of one's intellectual property and how to create the outline. Given that th
Feb 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was published in 2012, so some of the links and websites/blogs are not active anymore. However, the information is still useful. It can lead to ideas and inspiration. So worth the read.

Any work of nonfiction; be it a blog, a book, a work in progress, a podcast, video information web series, etc., can use the information in chapter nine to make extra money from it.

Chapter Nine: How to Repurpose Your Blog Posts for Profit and Promotion

You can change “Blog Posts” to Book, or WIP, or Po
Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very helpful, but not the right approach for everything. Warning, if you subscribe to her emails, expect a ton of them, mostly sales pitches. Still, I found a lot of great information in here and ideas for how to more effectively blog.
Jennifer Gyuricska
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Good for the business side of blogging. I appreciated that she interviewed others who blogged a book and was completely honest about the responses, even when one interviewee said not to do it, to blog instead because you are passionate about the topic.
B. R. Kyle (Ambiguous Pieces)
The book is rather short but it has some good tips for beginners
Joe Lyons
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a good book to inspire me to finish (again) my memoir. It is also an excellent reference book for all the tools needed to get a book published.
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