Tips for Turning Your Blog into a Book
There is a very high chance that if you have a blog then there is a book in there somewhere or even a beginning of one. Today, you can repurpose the content of your blog into a book and this is a valuable commodity that many writers leave unmined. It is easier today to make a book from a blog, and this is like gold that writers should mine. There are services out there and blog plugins that make the conversion of a blog into a book seem easy but there is so much more to it. There is no way that you can make a book that meets the traditional industry publishing standards and a successful one if you can corners. Here are some of the ways that you can turn a blog into a book that can land a publishing deal or one that is capable of attaining self-publishing achievement.
If you have been blogging for some time and focusing on some particular topic there is a chance that you may have already blogged a book or a foundation of one. You will, however, need to look at the competing books and then choose an angle or a topic. You will, however, have to hone the blog and determine whether you have written even a part of a book if you have been jumping from one topic to another. The nest thing would be determined on what you want to be in the book. When it comes to the creation of the table of contents, how marketable the book is and what you want to write should be the guiding tips not what you have been blogging about.
Based on the chapters that you will outline on the table of content you should find then all the published blogs that are related. You will then copy and paste the relevant one to create a manuscript. The manuscripts will then show you of the gaps that you may need to fill in and if they are large, you can be smarter and blog about them. This is a way of promoting the book and building author platform all at the same time. The revisions and the editing are very vital here, and this is why the services that allow for the direct booking for the blogs are never a great idea. You should edit the manuscript yourself and then have it professionally edited.
The last thing that you need to do is entice he publishers and the readers with the material that is unpublished by use or special features like the case study. It is easier to produce a manuscript when you set out to write a book from the word go, not to mention the fact that you will be promoting it.