How to Blog a Book

Author: Nina Amir
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781599638904
Release Date: 2015-06-17
Genre: Authors and publishers

Transform Your Blog into a Book! The world of blogging changes rapidly, but it remains one of the most efficient ways to share your work with an eager audience. In fact, you can purposefully hone your blog content into a uniquely positioned book--one that agents and publishers will want to acquire or that you can self-publish successfully. 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 increases your chances of attracting a publisher and maximizing your visibility and authority 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 using blog posts Advice for crafting effective, compelling blog posts Tips on gaining visibility and promoting your work both online and off Current tools for driving traffic to your blog Strategies for monetizing your existing blog content as a book or other products Profiles of bloggers who received blog-to-book deals and four new "blogged-book" success stories Whether you're a seasoned blogger or have never blogged before, How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition offers a fun, effective way to write, publish, and promote your book, one post at a time.

Create Your Writer Platform

Author: Chuck Sambuchino
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599635798
Release Date: 2012-10-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creating a platform isn't just beneficial--it's essential! In today's world of blogging, websites, Twitter feeds, and Facebook updates, building a writer platform from the ground up can seem a daunting task. Never fear--author and editor Chuck Sambuchino provides expert, practical advice for increasing your visibility, selling more books, and launching a successful career. In Create Your Writer Platform, you'll learn: The definition of a platform--and why you should start building one now. How to harness the 12 Fundamental Principles of Platform. "Old School" and "New School" approaches to platform, from article writing and conference speaking to website development, blog posts, and social media avenues. How to develop a platform for nonfiction, fiction, and memoir. In addition to Chuck's invaluable insights, you'll also find 12 case studies from authors with effective platforms, as well as professional advice from literary agents. If you're serious about building a platform tailored to you and your writing--a platform that's going to help you succeed as a writer--look no further than Create Your Writer Platform.

The Tao of Twitter Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time

Author: Mark Schaefer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071802208
Release Date: 2012-08-03
Genre: Business & Economics

It’s time to take the mystery out of Twitter You’re busy and don’t have time to decipher the confusing world of Twitter. In less than two hours, this bestselling book will show you how to connect and start creating meaningful business and personal benefits right away! Behind every Twitter triumph, there is a well-defined success formula. This is The Tao of Twitter . . . a path, a majestic random synergy that holds the potential to impact your daily life . . . if you know that way! Through real-life examples and easy-to-follow steps, acclaimed marketing expert Mark W. Schaefer teaches you: Secrets to building influence on Twitter The formula behind every Twitter business success 22 ways to build an audience that wants to connect to you Content strategies, time savers, and useful tips 20 ways to use Twitter as a competitive advantage Start your journey toward social media influence and business success today by learning, and following, The Tao of Twitter!

201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business

Author: Jane Applegate
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118067710
Release Date: 2011-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Completely revised and updated edition of this very popular and successful small business book The first edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business was hailed by management guru and author Tom Peters as "Brilliantly researched. Brilliantly written. A gem of priceless value on almost every page. Read. Inhale. Absorb. Great Stuff!" In this completely updated third edition of 201 Great Ideas for Your Small Business, renowned small-business expert and consultant Jane Applegate shares new, powerful, creative, simple, and proven approaches for building a better small business. Details how business owners can use online marketing and social networking more effectively Offers timely strategies for thriving in challenging economic times Includes scores of real-life success stories and all-new interviews with small-business owners, experts, and VIP's including Guy Kawasaki, Kay Koplovitz, and Michael Bloomberg It may be small, but your business is a big deal to you, your customers, and employees. 201 Great Ideas provides lively, practical strategies to help you manage, grow, and promote your business.

Born to Blog Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time

Author: Mark Schaefer
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071811170
Release Date: 2013-04-05
Genre: Computers

Launch a business and ignite a movement with a powerhouse blog! Born to Blog is filled with practical, street-smart techniques and ideas to help you create and manage a winning business blog. Learn how to attract a loyal following, promote your blog, and write powerful content that generates new business. "If your dream is to launch a business or publish a book, then read Born to Blog! You'll realize the blogger way is your fastest path to success." -- MICHAEL STELZNER, founder of Social Media Examiner and author of Launch "Born to Blog makes blogging accessible and fun for anyone. Read it, use it, and watch your business grow." -- JAY BAER, founder of Convince and Convert and coauthor of The Now Revolution "Read this book, then go blog like you were born to do so." -- JASON FALLS, founder of Social Media Explorer and coauthor of No Bullshit Social Media and The Rebel's Guide to Email Marketing "Blogging beginners and seasoned pros alike will find valuable advice they can put to use immediately." -- LEO WIDRICH, cofounder, Buffer

Communicate with Confidence

Author: Dianna Booher
Publisher: AudioInk
ISBN: 9781613392317
Release Date: 2011-12-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Need to sell a new marketing idea to your boss? Handle a sticky problem with a colleague? Calm an irate customer? Good news! You'll never be at a loss for words after reading Communicate with Confidence!(r).1,042 Tips to improve your communication and interpersonal skills!You will learn how to: Establish credibility and show concern Transition from criticizing to coaching Listen to negotiate so that everybody feels like a winner Give clear instructions Give and receive usable feedback Ask appropriate questions and answer questions appropriately to gain cooperation Present ideas persuasively and communicate across gender and cultural lines"

Facebook Me A Guide to Socializing Sharing and Promoting on Facebook

Author: Dave Awl
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132562812
Release Date: 2010-12-16
Genre: Computers

With more than 500 million active users around the world and still growing steadily, Facebook is more than just another social media site. In the words of author Dave Awl, Facebook is “the new town square”—the place where people gather to discuss the news of the day as well as share what’s going on in their lives. And Facebook can actually be a useful business tool as well as a great way to promote creative projects. So what's new in the second edition of Facebook Me? Facebook has changed dramatically since the book was first published, and this newly revised and expanded edition will bring readers up to speed on all the new features and interface elements that have been added and revamped in the time since. It addresses the ongoing controversies about Facebook's privacy policies, with detailed coverage of Facebook's privacy settings and advice for keeping your Facebook experience as secure as possible; as well as expanded info on Facebook's sharing tools and how to control who sees what. It includes a brand-new chapter called Advertising and Promoting on Facebook that shows you how to apply the principles of social media marketing specifically to Facebook's user culture, in order to maximize the "ripple effect" of Facebook's news feed to win new fans and customers and build stronger bonds with existing ones. Plus there's an expanded chapter on "Facebook at Work"—how to keep your profile professional, avoid getting in trouble, and use Facebook for job hunting. And in the etiquette department, this edition features new guidance on how to deal with conflict and avoid flame wars between Facebook friends. All in all, Facebook Me! takes you on a guided tour of everything Facebook has to offer and shows you how to get the most out of the time you spend there, while helping you avoid some of its pitfalls! Find out what you can do on Facebook, and what it can do for you. Reconnect with old friends and make new ones, let your friends know what you’re up to, and share photos or video—all while protecting your privacy. Learn Facebook etiquette: how and why to friend someone, how to socialize politely, whether you should friend your boss—and how to keep your profile looking professional if you do. Publicize your projects, business, or causes: Post to your Wall, set up a Page, organize a Group, or invite friends to Events. Discover how to use Facebook’s News Feed to connect with an audience that reaches far beyond the boundaries of your own friends list. Look for the Facebook Me! page on Facebook to connect with the author and other readers of this book!

The Art of the Start 2 0

Author: Guy Kawasaki
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698193635
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Fully revised and expanded for the first time in a decade, this is Guy Kawasaki's classic, bestselling guide to launching and making your new product, service, or idea a success. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur, small-business owner, intrapreneur, or not-for-profit leader, there's no shortage of advice on topics such as innovating, recruiting, fund raising, and branding. In fact, there are so many books, articles, websites, blogs, webinars, and conferences that many startups get paralyzed, or they focus on the wrong priorities and go broke before they succeed. The Art of the Start 2.0 solves that problem by distilling Guy Kawasaki's decades of experience as one of the most hardworking and irreverent strategists in the business world. Guy has totally overhauled this iconic, essential guide for anyone starting anything. It’s 64 percent longer than version 1.0 and features his latest insights and practical advice about social media, crowdfunding, cloud computing, and many other topics. Guy understands the seismic changes in business over the last decade: Once-invulnerable market leaders are struggling. Many of the basics of getting established have become easier, cheaper, and more democratic. Business plans are no longer necessary. Social media has replaced PR and advertising as the key method of promotion. Crowdfunding is now a viable alternative to investors. The cloud makes basic infrastructure affordable for almost any new venture. The Art of the Start 2.0 will show you how to effectively deploy all these new tools. And it will help you master the fundamental challenges that have not changed: building a strong team, creating an awesome product or service, and facing down your competition. As Guy likes to say, “Entrepreneur is a state of mind, not a job title.” His book will help you make your crazy ideas stick, through an adventure that's more art than science – the art of the start.

How to Write a Book Proposal

Author: Jody Rein
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440348211
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Reference

THE ESSENTIAL RESOURCE FOR SELLING YOUR BOOK If you want to publish a book, you must present it to agents and publishers with a knock-your-socks-off proposal. Whether you're seeking a traditional press to publish your self-published book or trying to win over an agent for your graphic novel, memoir, or nonfiction title, you need an irresistible proposal. The better your proposal, the better the editor, publisher, and deal you will get. Nailing your proposal requires an understanding of how publishers work and how to brand yourself, build a platform, and structure your book. You'll learn it all in this breezy top-to-bottom revision of the classic 100,000-copy best-seller. Inside How to Write a Book Proposal 5th Edition, you will find: Examples of successful proposals that earned six-figure deals Guidance from agents, publishers, and writers Ways to customize your proposal Strategies for proposals in the Digital Age Effective structures for narrative writers A list of the "Top Ten Proposal Killers" This sassy, thorough guide from industry professionals Jody Rein and Michael Larsen will become your go-to for advice about publishing.

Getting It Published A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books Large Print 16pt

Author: William P. Germano
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459606111
Release Date: 2010-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Since 2001 William Germano's Getting It Published has helped thousands of scholars develop a compelling book proposal, find the right academic publisher, evaluate a contract, handle the review process, and, finally, emerge as published authors. But a lot has changed in the past seven years. With the publishing world both more competitive and more confusing - especially given the increased availability of electronic resources - this second edition of Germano's best-selling guide has arrived at just the right moment. As he writes in a new chapter, the ''via electronica'' now touches every aspect of writing and publishing. And although scholars now research, write, and gain tenure in a digital world, they must continue to ensure that their work meets the requirements of their institutions and the needs of their readers. Germano, a veteran editor with experience in both the university press and commercial worlds, knows this audience. This second edition will teach readers how to think about, describe, and pitch their manuscripts before they submit them. They'll discover the finer points of publishing etiquette, including how to approach a busy editor and how to work with other publishing professionals on matters of design, marketing, and publicity. In a new afterword, they'll also find helpful advice on what they can - and must - do to promote their work. A true insider's guide to academic publishing, the second edition of Getting It Published will help authors understand what to expect from the publishing process, from manuscript to finished book and beyond.

The Art of Social Media

Author: Guy Kawasaki
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781591848073
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Business & Economics

"A bottom-up strategy [intended] to produce a focused, thorough, and compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms ... [guiding] you through steps to build your foundation, amass your digital assets, optimize your profile, attract more followers, and effectively integrate social media and blogging"--Amazon.com.

Publicize Your Book Updated

Author: Jacqueline Deval
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440634390
Release Date: 2008-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

For first-time authors or the seasoned pro, this is the absolutely essential how-to for getting publicity--totally updated and expanded. This indispensable guide from a book publicity insider offers everything authors must know to assist their publishers in publicizing, marketing, and promoting their books, including: Effective networking Defining a target readership Creating pitches for talk shows Getting media coverage Utilizing the Internet and other outlets Preparing for interviews and tours Hiring an independent publicist With totally revised and updated information, advice, and resources, the insiders all agree: “Read this book!—Ellen Levine, editorial director, Hearst Magazines.

Self Publishing Boot Camp Guide for Authors

Author: Carla King
Publisher:
ISBN: 0964644592
Release Date: 2015-04-02
Genre:

Carla King's self-publishing books have been the go-to guides for authors since 2010. This new edition has been already been downloaded by tens of thousands of authors to help them in their indie author journey. In it, she curates a list of affordable tools and services you can trust and warns you against companies with expensive fees who prey on authors eager to publish. Whether you're writing fiction, nonfiction or creating a full-color book, you'll learn how to produce it in print and all the popular ebook formats with technology that does most of the work for you. This guide is a thorough but friendly tour of the process with to-do and checklists lists to get you started on the publishing path that's right for you, or if you need to start over, it'll help you back out of a process that is not working. If you're not doing it yourself, you'll learn enough to hire and guide a book producer or a team of professionals. Topics include choosing the right tools for book creation and distribution, running your publishing business, author brand and platform, social media marketing and traditional promotion, hybrid publishing with trusted partners, attracting an agent and a traditional publishing deal, raising money for your book, sales and distribution, metadata, SEO, and book discovery in Amazon and all the online retailers, selling in brick-and-mortar bookstores and libraries, formatting and conversion, EPUB format and MOBI for Kindle and creating a full-color, fixed-layout book for the new tablet readers, printing, mailing lists, websites, and blogs. If you can't find the answer in her book Carla replies to questions very quickly via email. The new or clarified information goes in the next update. This is why her Self-Pub Boot Camp series of books and workshops have been so successful. She is committed to providing access to information to ease the self-publishing journey. The pre-release version of this guide was downloaded tens of thousands of times by authors eager to jump into the self-publishing journey. Join them.

What Color Is Your Parachute 2018

Author: Richard N. Bolles
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9780399579653
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics

With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2018 and tailors Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers. In today's challenging job-market, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. Recent grads facing a tough economic landscape, workers laid off mid-career, and people searching for an inspiring work-life change all look to career guru Richard N. Bolles for support, encouragement, and advice on which job-hunt strategies work--and which don't. This revised edition combines classic elements like the famed Flower Exercise with updated tips on social media and search tactics. Bolles demystifies the entire job-search process, from writing resumes to interviewing to networking, expertly guiding job-hunters toward their dream job.