Tag: blogging

Blogging for Authors: Why You Need a Blog and How to Get Started

Blogging for Authors: Why You Need a Blog and How to Get Started

I talk a lot about marketing strategies for authors, and one the most important is blogging. Hosting a blog gives you a way to connect with your readers, and it’s also incredibly powerful for search engine optimization (SEO). The more often you update your blog, the more reasons you give Google to find your site. […]

How to Turn Your Blog into a Book (Or Start Blogging and Complete Your Manuscript in 60 Days!)

How to Turn Your Blog into a Book (Or Start Blogging and Complete Your Manuscript in 60 Days!)

Turning a blog into a book isn’t exactly a new concept—it’s been done by many over the years. One big example was highlighted in the movie Julie and Julia, featuring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. The movie was based on a blog-turned-book by Julie Powell, a woman who decided to spend a year cooking all […]

Content Marketing Strategies for Authors

Content Marketing Strategies for Authors

Make Your Website a Destination: Add video, provide a sample chapter from your book, offer an e-mail newsletter, and share plenty of interesting content. Not only will content entice readers, it can also improve site ranking with Google. Embrace Blogging: Commit to blogging two to three times per week (more is better) and over time […]

Expert Interview: Joanna Penn, author of How to Make a Living with Your Writing: Books, Blogging and More

Expert Interview: Joanna Penn, author of How to Make a Living with Your Writing: Books, Blogging and More

Name: Joanna Penn Book Title: How to Make a Living with Your Writing: Books, Blogging and More Website URL: www.TheCreativePenn.com Social Media Links: Twitter: @thecreativepenn https://www.facebook.com/TheCreativePenn/ http://www.youtube.com/thecreativepenn  What is your latest book about? It does what it says on the box! I go through all the aspects of how to make a living with your […]

22 Ways to Develop Blog Content

22 Ways to Develop Blog Content

Blogging can feel a bit overwhelming when you’re just getting started. You may wonder what to write about, how you’re going to find the time, and how you’re going to keep it up. I’ve been there myself! Early on, I went through a period of “blogger’s block” where I just didn’t have any ideas that […]

Teleseminar: Rebecca Morgan – Create a Book from Your Blog

Teleseminar: Rebecca Morgan – Create a Book from Your Blog

Event Date: July 9, 2014 | Time: 10AM PST / 1PM EST Join us as Rebecca Morgan, multi-book author, keynote speaker and information product master, shares the steps she uses to turn her blogs into profitable books! Rebecca L. Morgan, CSP, CMC, is the “Making Money In Your Jammies ™” goddess. She continually looks for […]

How to Manage Blogging and Social Media when You Don’t Have the Time

How to Manage Blogging and Social Media when You Don’t Have the Time

I feel that if more authors know how effective blogging and social media engagement can be in building an audience, they would make it a higher priority. Believe me, I get that none of us has enough time in a day. I wear a lot of hats professionally and personally, and it’s a lot to […]

Publicity and PR Strategies: 8 Ways to Get Media Coverage (Without a Press Release)

Publicity and PR Strategies: 8 Ways to Get Media Coverage (Without a Press Release)

More than ever, I’m seeing “traditional” ways of getting media coverage, such as sending press releases, meeting with less and less success. Authors must be savvy about current trends in book promotion using more creative methods. Following are some proven strategies I use that can help you gain more media attention. 1. Create a Media […]

Step Right Up! How to Participate in Author Blog Carnivals

Step Right Up! How to Participate in Author Blog Carnivals

If you’re at all familiar with my approach, you know that I am a big proponent of blogs as a vital promotion tool for your business—especially for authors. Perhaps you’ve established your blog, as well as a following on it, and are looking for a new way to increase traffic or value to your readers. […]