Wednesday, June 3, 2015

How to Blog a Book (Revised & Expanded Edition) by Nina Amir : A Review


BOOK DETAILS:
Book Title: How to Blog a Book (Revised & Expanded Edition) by Nina Amir
Category:  Adult Non-fiction, 240 pages
Genre: Blogging / Authorship
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Release date: June 25, 2015
BOOK DESCRIPTION:
          Transform Your Blog into a Book!
          The world of blogging is rapidly changing, but it remains one of the most efficient ways to write and share your work with an eager audience. But how do you purposefully hone your blog content into a uniquely positioned book that will be noticed by an agent or a publisher?
          How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition is a completely updated guide to writing and publishing a saleable book based on a blog. Expert author and blogger Nina Amir guides you through the process of developing targeted blog content that will increase your chances of publication and maximize your visibility as an author.
          In this revised edition you’ll find:

• The latest information on how to set up, maintain, and optimize a blog
• Steps for writing a book easily from scratch using blog posts
• Advice on how to write blog posts
• Tips on gaining visibility and promoting your work both online and off
• Current tools for driving traffic to your blog
• Extensive information on how to monetize your existing blog content into a book or other products
• Profiles with authors who received blog-to-book deals, including four new “from blog to book” success stories.
BOOK REVIEW:
          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 what made this book click for me (that might probably be why I would recommend this to all the bloggers and writers out there – even those who have an idea to become one.)
WHAT MAKES THIS BOOK CLICK FOR ME (AS A BLOGGER AND A WRITER)
  • ·        Breaks down complex jargon into simple, understandable phrases and gives detailed explanation on each and every topic (even those that seem way too obvious).
  • ·        Doesn't omit any step in the whole process of writing, publishing and promoting a book. Also gives some tweaks for authors who really want to go the extra mile.
  • ·        The writer addresses the reader directly and gives out examples of success stories evenly all through the book, and reading some of those blog topics (that have obviously become successful books) make you want to write a blog book yourself.
  • ·        The reasons as to why you should actually do it and any skeptic questions that you might have are answered with the risk factors and the benefits (okay, no jargon - pros and cons) are clearly explained.
  • ·        The whole layout of the book is pleasing (yes, this is visible even in the digital copy).
  • ·        It clearly shows that Blogging a book is a time consuming process, that requires constant attention to grow and flourish - but it also points out why it is all worthwhile.
  • ·        If you are an existing blogger, you will come to realise what you have been doing right and wrong so far and correct your mistakes. If you are new, you will be able to avoid the major mistakes.
  • ·        Explains the legal aspects and copyright laws to quench your doubts about blogging a book.
  • ·        It also has conversations with bloggers who have successfully blogged a book. (or booked a blog!)
  • ·        Starting with the motivation necessary to start the blog to the drive necessary to keep it going and finally the steps you need to take to get noticed - it has everything. So much so that you would not have realised so far that blogging had so many intricate details to be covered.
  • ·        That said, this book doesn't force any particular genre or topic on you. Even after all these detailed instructions, you are encouraged to choose your own topic!

          If this detailed (but in no way exhaustive) list doesn’t encourage aspiring readers to go for this book, you will miss a very relevant, easy to understand and follow guide to your stardom doing what you have always wanted to do – but didn’t know exactly how to accomplish.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

          Nina Amir, the bestselling author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual, is a speaker, a blogger, and an author, book, and blog-to-book coach. Known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach, she helps creative people combine their passion and purpose so they move from idea to inspired action and positively and meaningfully impact the world as writers, bloggers, authorpreneurs, and blogpreneurs. Some of Nina’s clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She is the founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge, and the Nonfiction Writers’ University. As a hybrid author she has published 15 books and had as many as four books on the Amazon Top 100 list at the same time.
PRICE:  $11.83 paperback, $10.49 for Kindle


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