Friday, June 19, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: How to Blog a Book by Nina Amir

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:

I am a blogger and a creative writer, so the title of this book immediately caught my eye.  This is a wonderfully practical book full of useful tips and advice.   To give you an idea of what the book covers, the chapter titles are:

Book Blogging Basics
Why Blog a Book?
How to Prepare to Blog Your Book
Your Book’s Business Plan
Creating Your Blog
Writing Your Blogged Book
How to Blog a Book
Driving Traffic (Readers) to Your Blog
I’ve Finished My Blogged Book, Now What?
How to Repurpose Your Blog Posts for Profit and Promotion
Blog-to-Book Success Stories

I found this book very helpful because it truly takes bloggers step by step in the process.  It answered all my questions in a thorough, clear, and helpful manner.

The tone of the book is upbeat and inspiring.  It features success stories.  I finished the book feeling that yes, I could blog a book.

I would recommend this book to other bloggers, to creative writers, and to anyone who has considered writing a book.  It will inspire you and give you lots of positive, practical information. 

Author's Bio:

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. 

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook

Where to buy the book:
Win one of 7 books How to Blog a Book, one winner will also win a $25 Amazon gift card and another winner will win a free course from the Non-fiction Writers University (Open to USA & Canada) Ends June 27
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I received this book from iRead Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.


NinaAmir said...

Thanks for reviewing my book! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Natalie said...

I want to win this book because I want to start a blog.