A blog and a book are two different concepts, and they work differently. A family member recently commented to me that she wants to have her blog act as her journal, but she wants a way to print her blog and make it a book. The following five strategies transform your blogging time from a promotional activity into a book. It has a similar feellook to the old book blogs ning. Jun 27, 2018 i did some research and testing, and found a site that converts blogs into word or pdf format. Being able to turn a blog into a book is a great way to self publish a book. April 4, 2020 blogging tips, ideas and inspiration show comments youve been at this blogging thing for a while, and you want to take it to the next level. I say in that post that what i dont think would be feasible, in my case, is simply to reprint hobo mama as is and have it make a decent book. Even if youre a fairly experienced writer, you might think its beyond you.
How to turn your blog into a bestselling book and win. They enable you to keep track of your posts, help you involve your teams, and most importantly help you create strong bonds with your customers. An incredibly popular but commonly overlooked form of writing, the blog is a surprisingly versatile medium. Render page entries only no post pictures as large as possible. If you have pork strips, lay them over the top now like youre making baconwrapped meatloaf. I decided that i wanted to turn some of the blog posts from become a writer today into. Popular blog turned book books showing 150 of 64 lets pretend this never happened. I tried out many ideas for seven steps in blog posts, and repurposed several posts for the book. Apr 20, 2011 zinepal is a program that was created for those who want to convert a site into an ebook, but dont have a wordpress blog. The best ways to promote yourself and your book is via social media, but blogging provides the pivot point for your promotion plan. This can be your starting point for structuring your material into parts and chapters. Dec 17, 2009 most blogto books are based on a pretty specific idea too, so a book deal is a nice way to put that particular idea to bed.
Jenny lawson goodreads author shelved 4 times as blogturnedbook avg rating 3. A book is a different reading experience than a blog, and to shape a blog into a book assumes words are like clay, where you can shove them into any shape you like. Turning your blog into a book guardian masterclasses. Blogbooker wordpress print and save your blog as a book. The day my latest novel the sunken went live, i did a happy dance. If all of those reasons dont convince you that you should write and selfpublish books, then let me add one more it can add thousands of dollars to your monthly income. Since 2008, alis been making a fulltime living from writing and has written for a number of large blogs. Sep 04, 2016 the petersiks stepped back from working on the blog full time in 2014 after seven years, 3,000 blog posts, two bestselling books, three renovated houses and two children. May 01, 2020 both of those have transitioned from blogs well, ok, a facebook page in stantons case into beautiful books. Not that every blog, in its natural form, would make a great book.
He is also the host of the publishing profits podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to share their tips for creating a successful writing career. You better have a good reason for writing a book or youll never find. Whenever i talk about transforming my travel blog, inkslinging in africa, into a memoir, i say my blog is serving as a skeleton for my book. Nov 20, 2009 one cool feature of fastpencil is that it can import blog posts and turn them into books and e books that bloggers can then sell through all the major book distribution channels.
While its true that, today, anyone can publish a book just as anyone can start a blog, books have a certain credibility. To turn your wordpress blog to book people will actually want to read, you need to curate a selection of your best articles, all tied together with a common, precise theme. Jul 19, 2012 the majority of blogtobook deals have been booked blogs, such as the books above. You dont have to write the definitive guide in your industry. Not only that, many bloggers treat their blogs as a hobby, or theyre focused on adsense, affiliate sales and special promotions. I dont have the time to go through two years worth of pictures to try and find the exact picture from my blog to go into my book. Im sure youve heard those words before, and youre like, yeah, yeah, thats what they always say. Turn your blog into a book, or book it, as author and book designer joel friedlander likes to say. Turning your blog into a book or a document in a few minutes. Thats because creating a book from a blog requires much more work than simply. Now, my passion is helping other bloggers do the same. Apr 04, 2020 going from wordpress blog to book your ultimate guide by dianna gunn updated. Dont be daunted by the thought of turning your blog posts into a book. It is much easier to turn blog posts into an ebook than you might imagine.
One cool feature of fastpencil is that it can import blog posts and turn them into books and ebooks that bloggers can then sell through all the major book distribution channels. Author of post multiple authors new page for each entry. Suketu mehta s maximum city headline, february is a portrait of bombay that comes festooned with praise from salman rushdie, jhumpa. Turn your wordpress blog into a book jane friedman. Use date range and our advanced post features, like labels, to gather occasion or topicspecific posts into one special book. Going from wordpress blog to book your ultimate guide. How to turn your blog into a book the complete guide. Since youve spent a lot of time creating a variety of.
Nov 29, 2011 turn your wordpress blog into a book posted on november 29, 2011 november 25, 2011 by jane friedman 29 comments ive written about this tool before, but so few people know about itand its so incredibly useful. The best blog to book service to print your facebook, instagram and twitter posts and photos, your wordpress, blogger, tumblr blog or your own pdf file. How to turn your blog into a book blogger to author. The web may have its share of questionable content and lowestcommondenominator taste, but it has also democratized the content industry in a powerful way with its low barrier of entry, anyone with a smart idea and excellent content can draw an audience and become the goto authority in a niche or a publishing superstar of eclectic interestingness. A book is a longer reading experience, and every chapter, or every page, needs to line up in a readable way with the others. May 04, 2015 an incredibly popular but commonly overlooked form of writing, the blog is a surprisingly versatile medium. Let me help light a path for you to follow so you can stop wasting time and get your book published. Be focused, because that helps you finish your book project and gives you the opportunity to write more books. But if youve been blogging for a few months or years, you may have already written enough to fill a book. The cat, asleep in my lap at the time, did not share my enthusiasm. What makes them work is that, although they appear to be wide in terms of their scope, theyre not.
May 17, 2012 they can fall into the trap of thinking 500 words at a time, with disjointed subjects littering their archives. Becuase i cant make books out of my blogs i havent blogged anything for almost a year. Learn how i generate over 195,0 visitors a month to my personal blog and how i turn visitors into paying customers. An important step is to draft a plan that covers all important points that you want to be in your book. We know many of you love your blogs, and gleefully publish photos and posts without thoughts to. Tom corsonknowles is the founder of tck publishing, and the bestselling author of 27 books including secrets of the sixfigure author. Add quotes, texts and impressive full page photos to your book. How you can turn your blog into a book if youre like most people, either you or your family members have a blog a blog is somewhat of a journal kept on the internet just fyi. Writing a book is an amazing achievement, one you should celebrate and enjoy. It makes it possible for anyone to make a cookbook or recipe book quickly and easily. Booking a blog may seem simple to do, and a variety of services and blog plugins allow you to go straight from blog to book. Really writing is an art which few can possess but the way you have turned yourself as an author is really inspiring.
Both of them take a single idea and repeat it again and again. This might sound like really basic advice, but it can make all the difference. Aug 27, 2014 books can reach a different audience potentially becoming a tool for promoting your blog, or even your writing services. How to turn your blog into a bestselling book and win more. Oct 05, 2016 thanks mark for writing such an inspirational blog. I have tried, and failed to copy and paste pictures from my blog to a new book. From there, the conversation shifts to the readers inbox, using a longterm email campaign to stay top of mind and make targeted offers. If you want to write a book, you can easily find inspiration from your previous blog posts. Turning your blog into a bestselling book the reedsy blog. Write and post consistently 27 times per week or more promote your blog to build the fan basethe author platform, as it is called in the publishing worldnecessary to create a successful blog, and subsequently a successful book. Your content is ready to publish, to backup archive, or to print.
But being able to pull the posts and pictures into an ebook, or a fantastically expensive color print book, or a pdf, can be great. Yet, theres more to turning a blog into a book than simply loading posts. Most authors live storied livesthat is, there are books that turned them into readers and writers, that live in their writerly bones, that built them. The easiest way to do this is to use a service like draft2digital to streamline getting your books into all of these and other online retailers. Best tips to turn your blog into a book book writing inc blog.
Many bloggers do this by turning a challenge they hosted into a book, like darren rowses 31 days to build a better blog now adapted into a course. Now available as a paperback on amazon and on amazon kindle. Turning blog posts into books or blooks is on the rise, with companies like blurb even offering specific production and print services. Then there are the books that dont fit into easy categories. Part of the secret here is to pay attention to the power words and phrases your readers respond to on your blog and incorporate them into your title. Many aspiring and published authors turn to blogging simply because this technology offers a highly effective way to promote their work. Aug 21, 2017 a project without a mind map lacks coherence and proper planning. I did some research and testing, and found a site that converts blogs into word or pdf format. Dive into the guardians books blog to discover a variety of engrossing articles on the books we know and love and their effects on us, as well as readings into lesserknown works that deserve more attention. A project without a mind map lacks coherence and proper planning.
Oct 26, 2009 an increasing number of blogs are being published as books. Jot down the important ideas that need to be formed into chapters or sub topics in your book. Turn your amazing content into a completely new product an ebook. This tactic has different purposes and can lead to a great outcome if the transformation process is performed correctly. You can blog a bookor just blogwith the intention of attracting a literary agent or a publisher. By default you will receive a daily digest containing any books that were published by authors in your subscription list. Unique writing engages more visitors to view your blog. But the style, format and very nature of blogs brings new challenges to the editorial process. Then concierge and content landing pages usher readers to the best content, while highvalue lead magnets turn readers into subscribers.
Blog writing is very effective in reaching out to the audience and it proves essential to be a good writer in future. Jan 12, 2016 turning blog posts into books or blooks is on the rise, with companies like blurb even offering specific production and print services. How to make your blog into a book im writing a post at about using this years createspace coupon for a free proof copy of a printondemand book, due to my nanowrimo win. The blogger to author course is your fast track to becoming an author. Blooks, or social media books, are extensions of your social networking accounts.
From blog to book if all of those reasons dont convince you that you should write and selfpublish books, then let me add one more it can add thousands of dollars to your monthly income. She turned her popular blog into a bestselling nonfiction book which, in turn, was adapted into an oscarnominated film with meryl streep and amy adams as powell. Pour some oil onto the griddle and smooth it out into a thin film with a spatula. Just the time to gather all your text, links and pictures, to put them into a nice blogbook. Bloggers have started turning their blogs into books. Wordpress, tumblr, typepad, blogger, travellerspoint. If youre struggling to find time to write your ebook, a great place to start is with her post on 17 ways to make the most of your writing time even when its limited.
Create a book from your blog posts and photos the easy way, with blog2print. Blogbooker blogger blogspot print and save your blog as book. Community interaction and commentary is encouraged. After blogging for a while, they may lose sight of any overarching theme they started with. Publishing professionals troll the blogosphere and social networks looking for successful bloggers. How to convert a website into an ebook search engine journal. The smart blogger knows how to find a hook to get readers to open, read, and engage with content. Visit other blogs guest posts and interviews are great ways to introduce yourself to another bloggers audience. The idea of writing a whole book can be pretty daunting. She is the publisher of the hot sheet, the essential newsletter on the publishing industry for authors, and was named publishing commentator of the year by digital book world in 2019 in addition to being a columnist for publishers weekly.
Most blogtobooks are based on a pretty specific idea too, so a book deal is a nice way to put that particular idea to bed. Thats why weve prepared some tips that will guide you through the main steps of the transformation process. These customcreated, 100% personalized books are perfect for preserving memories, photos, drawings, family recipes, and stories to share with family, friends, and future generations. How to turn blog posts into an ebook selfpublishing. Your wordpress, blogger, tumblr, ghost, typepad, livejournal, medium or twitter blog turned into a document. Getting your book from a raw mess of words to a polished, publishable entity, complete with a kickass cover and proper formatting, is even more incredible.
Ali luke blogs about making the most of your writing time on her site at aliventures. These customcreated, 100% personalized books are perfect for preserving memories, photos, drawings, family recipes, and stories to. Blookup blog turn and print all your digital contents. My first kindle book has 11 thousand words, and the second has almost 23 thousand words. The website, the novels, looks like it is no longer functioning. Aug 18, 2015 these books have been downloaded more than 15,000 times, have helped us gain more than 10,000 new email subscribers and grow our learning center from around 10,000 pageviews per month in july 2014 to more than 100,000 page views in july 2015and our books in the kindle and ibooks stores have on average brought in over a dozen new readers per day. Give your friends and family a treasured keepsake or treat the blogger in your life to a printed version of their blog.
The best blogs ive seen all have one thing in common. A lot of the material on my blog finds its way into my books, and vice versa. Mar 02, 2017 sort your posts into categories this will be easy if your blog is already organized that way or into the rough chronological order of your story. Hes been launching the careers of selfpublishers since 1994 and writes, a popular blog on book design, book marketing and the future of the book. While the novels is getting the kinks worked out sooner rather than later we hope, we highly recommend that you join the indie book nexus. Last year, i set out to write a book about nonfiction writing. Conversely, many of the 60,000 words i ended up chopping from the book became blog posts. It works as a websitebased uploading dock, where you can enter the url. Dump the batter onto the griddle and shape it into a pancake about 12 to 34 inch thick. The petersiks stepped back from working on the blog full time in 2014 after seven years, 3,000 blog posts, two bestselling books, three renovated houses and two children. He is also the host of the publishing profits podcast show where we interview successful authors and publishing industry experts to. I turned content from my blog into my first book, and self published that book less than 30 days after i started putting it together. Im going to walk you step by step through the process i used to create my first ebook.1048 1271 1076 827 520 25 463 636 1609 21 1203 95 66 182 457 319 790 683 658 1406 438 627 452 1176 805 1276 377 1097 907 1294 916