Some writers who are also bloggers might be interested in this book. I've recently noticed that the idea of blogging a book is becoming very popular. It is not new. Dickens and many Victorian authors 'blogged' their books in weekly and monthy installments, chapter by chapter, in what was called a chap book, before publication and in order to obtain a wider readership. For most people, this is perhaps only possible if the book is already written and perhaps does not need too much editing. The advantage I find is that if you have a waiting readership, you have no choice but to get on and write!
I've begun this process, trying to beat the clock in order not to keep readers waiting such a long time that they turn to other things.... wish me luck!
I thought you might find the following of interest.
Amir, Nina (2012-04-23). How to Blog a Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time (Kindle Locations 75-86). F+W Media, Inc.. Kindle Edition.
By Christina Katz Can literary excellence be achieved via blogging? Can you actually blog your way to long-term publishing success? I don’t see why not. However, it’s up to the writer who is blogging to elevate a pedestrian practice anyone can attempt into an inspired journey that results in a masterful book. The possibility of blogging a book reaffirms my conviction that there has never been a better time to be a writer. I share this perspective with a number of folks in the extended writing community including Nina Amir, who has authored this friendly, step-by-step guide on how to blog your way to a book. In the past, writers had two choices: traditional publishing or “indie-publishing.” Today, publishing happens on a spectrum and more publishing options become available every day. The necessity of choosing us or them is over. We are now better off pursuing all of our options to the best of our abilities. Every writer is a publisher. What once applied to some is now a fact for all. And the onus is on each writer to weigh the pros and cons of every professional choice we make, to partner wisely with other professionals, and to produce our own long-term career success. Above all, remember this: The needs of the reader always trump a writer’s ambitions, obsessions, and predilections. Readers are less patient than ever. Therefore writers of any genre must consistently sweat it out until art enters into the equation.
This is where Nina Amir’s book comes to your writing-for-publication rescue. She can help you with the inspiration and the mechanics of getting your blog-to-book started. The tools in this book will help you get started. The inspirational interviews will help you finish what you dare to begin. The nitty-gritty covered herein will help you take care of business. Once you’ve read this book, it’s up to you to put your highest quality effort into your work. I wish you the best of luck using blogging to bring out the best in your writing. I am sure you will not settle for anything less. And then your readers will thank you.