A Simple Guide for a Blog-to-Book Project

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The blog-to-book trend is continuously increasing. Each day, more and more bloggers are learning that they can generate more profit with their existing content. They have realized that they have a gold mine of blog content just waiting for extraction, refinement, and creation into one or more book.

As a blogger, there’s a high possibility that you have a book hiding somewhere in your content. Don’t let that book hide for long, unused and undiscovered. Re-purpose your blog into a book, you already did the hard part which is creating the content. There are several blog plugins and services that can help you convert content into book. Yet, a blog-to-book project should not be done in a haphazard way. Just like a standard book, there should be editing and proofreading of your content first. The thought should flow smoothly and ideas are clearly presented so that readers will get your message right.

  • Start with an objective. You can begin your blog-to-book project with some brainstorming and mind mapping. Determine what should be included in your book and frame out your chapters. Don’t just copy and paste your blog content; chances are they are not enough to complete your book based on your objective. To help you turn your content into book, here’s a simple guide for you to follow.
  • Choose a unique topic for your book. This would be easy to do if you have been blogging with a clear direction. Your topic needs to be thought out carefully making sure that it fits with the subject matter of your blog and corresponds to your objective.
  • Edit your manuscript before printing. Don’t even think about publishing your manuscript without a professional editor. Do some self-editing first before passing the manuscript for professional editing. The book should flow according to your objective.
  • Go through your blog posts that are relevant to your books objective. You may be able to use the blog post as an entire chapter. You can simply copy and paste the text into a blank MS Word document to create your manuscript. You can add to or condense the posts you choose.
  • Blog the missing content of your book. This is hitting two birds with one stone. Blog the missing sections of your book so you can continue building your fan base by adding to your existing blog posts.
  • Add new content in your book. Your book should contain unpublished material so you can entice readers and publishers to read it. It can be new chapters, case studies, expert interviews special features such as unique industry resources.
  • Blog your future book. Your 2nd book will be a lot easier to assemble if you start blogging with your books topic in mind. It will not be another book blog manuscript but a book turned into your blog. It’s genius re-purposing which many author do. Just read a few of Napoleon Hills books. When you’ve decided on what your future book’s content will be, arrange it in blog post sizes.The blog can also be used as a method of promoting your book in advance while on the process of writing it.

Many bloggers have already found success with a blog-to-book project. You can too! You may not land a traditional publishing contract on your first project but don’t let it stop you. Here you can find a way to make publishing a book a reality for you. If you want assistance in turning your blog into an awesome book you can register with us for free.

Joe DiChiara
Joe DiChiara
Joe DiChiara is a best selling author, author mentor, and publisher. He has an extensive career in business serving thousands of small business owners over a 30 year career as a Certified Public Accountant. Today Joe’s goal is to empower small business owners by teaching them the fundamentals of starting, building and running a small business. His publishing business is an extension of that mission as he believes that writing is one of the most powerful tools an entrepreneur can employ. He believes strongly that if you have an inspirational story, knowledge and experience that can help, educate, inspire and empower it’s your duty to share it with the world.

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