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Blog About What You Know - Books!

Posted by CreateSpaceBlogger on Aug 15, 2011 9:52:26 AM

Are you struggling to find something to blog about? Blogs are more than personal journals; they are platforms for experts to spread their expertise. What is your expertise? Well, you're an author with a book on the market, right? That probably means you're a fan of reading. So why aren't you blogging about books?


I'm not just talking about writing book reviews, although that could be your primary type of post. I'm talking about anything book-related. I rifle through my memory banks from time to time to write about the books I feel have had the most influence on me as a writer. I've written posts about a book's cover. I've written posts about what I'm currently reading. I once even wrote about how heavy Stephen King's Under the Dome was (for the record, it's the heaviest book I've owned).


Publishing is another topic you can blog about. You're involved in it, so you should study it to figure how to maneuver through the landscape. Maybe it's just me, but I find the publishing industry to be fascinating. We're currently witnessing incredible changes in publishing that have a lot of people wondering what to do. You should be a conduit of information for those people. Your blog is your opportunity to showcase your skills as a writer and a critical thinker in the industry.


The object here is to associate your personal brand with the world of books and publishing. The more you write thoughtfully on these topics, the more readers and industry professionals you'll draw to your blog. It won't happen overnight. It's a numbers game. Write the posts and keep writing the posts. Eventually, your personal brand will build the kind of literary gravitas that will help you sell books.


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Richard Ridley is an award-winning author and paid CreateSpace contributor.


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