National Association of Memoir Writers Free Telesummit
November 2, 2012
12:30 PM PST 1:30 PM MST 2:30 PM CST 3:30 PM EST
A blog is absolutely the best, easiest and fastest way for a writer to promote a book before, during and after it is published. Why? Because blogging involves writing—something writers are good at and enjoy. And blogs make aspiring and published authors and their books searchable—or findable—on the Internet, the place where everybody searches for everything these days.
No matter the topic of your life story, if you blog well, a blog can attract readers, publishers and the media, ensuring you get noticed and your story gets told and sold—to lots and lots or readers. The blog-to-book trend has escalated as publishers continue to seek out successfully test marketed book ideas—successful blogs—on the Internet. Yours could be one of them.
There are numerous ways to focus your blogging so it promotes you as an author and the personal story you want to tell. During this session, you’ll learn how to:
- Find themes, topics and information in your memoir that provide good fodder for blog posts.
- Become an expert author via your blog.
- Produce blog posts in under an hour a day.
- Write blog posts that get noticed by readers.
- Organically search optimize your posts with keywords (even if you have no idea what any of this means).
- Blog your book.
- Use social media to build your readership.
- Attract a publisher with your blog.
- Blog to promote your book with your blog.
- Sell more books with each post you write.
Nina Amir, Inspiration-to-Creation Coach, inspires people to combine their purpose and passion so they Achieve More Inspired Results. She motivates both writers and non-writers to create publishable and published products, careers as authors and to achieve their goals and fulfill their purpose. The author of the bestselling How to Blog a Book, Write, Publish and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time (Writer’s Digest Books), Nina has also self-published 10 short books,including the How to Evaluate Your Book for Success and 10 Days and 10 Ways to Your Best Self. A sought after developmental editor, proposal consultant, book and author coach, and blog-to-book coach, Nina’s clients’ books have sold upwards of 230,000 copies and landed deals with top publishers. The founder of Write Nonfiction in November, she writes four blogs, including Write Nonfiction NOW!, How to Blog a Book and As the Spirit Moves Me, and appears regularly on the Dresser After Dark radio show.