Sunday, February 8, 2015
Blogging for Writers by Robin Houghton
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Published by Writer's Digest Books
The nonfiction book give away for February is Blogging for Writer's by Robin Houghton.
The subtitle summarizes the book: How Authors and Writers Build Successful Blogs.
For new writers that are looking for information on how to build a platform or for published authors that have a blog and are now thinking about creating a website, this book is for you.
The book has twelve chapters, beginning with why blog at all? Robin gives you some things to consider, answers frequently asked questions, and mistakes to avoid.
Pros and cons of platforms are discussed.
Set up instructions for Blogger and Wordpress are included.
After your blog is set up she gives you advice on what makes a good blog. She should know since she has over twenty years in the marketing business!
If you need more encouragement to check this book out, take a look at the titles of the chapters:
1. First Things First
2. Blogging Tools and Tech Basics
3. Step-By-Step Setup
4. Getting the Right Look
5. Content is King!
6. How to Get Noticed
7. Let's Get Social
8. Courting the Media
9. Earning an Income From Your Blog
10. How are You Doing?
12. Get Blogging!
She also covers other social media in this book and features some successful blogs for you to study.
This would be a good book to keep as a reference, so even though I'm giving this one away, I will be purchasing another one.
In order to be eligible for the book give away, please leave a comment.