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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blog to Book Contest - Win a Copy of How to Blog a Book and a Phone Consultation with Nina Amir! Share Your Blog to Book Ideas

80,000 words. That's the average word count for a novel. Can you imagine writing, editing, polishing 80,000 words? It seems like an overwhelming task but people do it. What's their secret you may wonder? Ask 20 authors and you'll get 20 different answers.

Author Nina Amir has developed a plan that will give you structure, writing in manageable chucks and feedback from readers before the book is published. Nina Amir outlines the perfect solution in her book How to Blog a Book (Revised and Expanded Edition). Blogging a book can be the ideal road to publication for writers of all types of books: fiction, craft, recipes, self-help, memoir and more. Some books that started as blogs include:

  • Julie and Julia
  • Waiter Rant: Thanks for the Tip
  • Fail Nation
  • Escape from Cubicle Nation
  • Rules for My Unborn Son
  • ProBlogger
  • Stuff White People Like
  • PostSecret
  • My War: Killing Time in Iraq
  • Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced and Covered in Cat Hair
  • The Handbuilt Home
  • The Reluctant Entertainer

Blog to Book Contest:

Do you have a book idea that will work as a blog turned book? Share your idea with us and you could win a copy of the newly released second edition of How to Blog a Book as well as a 15 minute phone consultation with Nina Amir! See submission guidelines below.

About the Book:

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books (June 25, 2015)
ISBN-10: 1599638908
ISBN-13: 978-1599638904

How to Blog a Book teaches you how to create a blogged book with a well-honed and uniquely angled subject and targeted posts--and how to build the audience necessary to convince agents and publishers to make your blog into a book.

Inside you'll find:
  • Basic information on how to set up your blog and the essential plug-ins and other options necessary to get the most out of each post
  • Steps for writing a book easily from scratch using blog posts
  • Advice on how to write blog posts
  • Tips on gaining visibility and promoting your work both online and off
  • Tools for driving traffic to your blog
  • Information on how to monetize an existing blog into a book or other types of products
  • Profiles with authors who received blog-to-book deals

Author Nina Amir explains how writing a book in cyberspace allows you to get your book written easily, while promoting it and building an author's platform. It's a fun, effective way to start writing, publishing, and promoting a book, one post at a time.

About the Author:

Nina Amir, author of How to Blog a Book, The Author Training Manual, and 10 Days and 10 Ways to Return to Your Best Self, transforms writers into inspired, successful authors, authorpreneurs and blogpreneurs as an Inspiration to Creation Coach. She moves her clients from ideas to finished books as well as to careers as authors by helping them combine their passion and purpose so they create products that positively and meaningfully impact the world. She writes four blogs, self-published 12 books and founded National Nonfiction Writing Month, aka the Write Nonfiction in November Challenge.

Amir holds a BA in magazine journalism with a concentration in psychology, has edited or written for more than 45 publications producing hundreds of articles and had her work published in five anthologies. She has self-published nine short books, including the popular workbook How to Evaluate Your Book for Success and 10 Days and 10 Ways to Return to Your Best Self. She is the former writing and publishing expert on the popular radio show, Dresser After Dark, hosted by Michael Ray Dresser, which has approximately 80,000 listeners per month. Amir also speaks and writes about self-improvement, human potential, and practical spirituality. Visit her website at, and her blogs and Follow her on Twitter @NinaAmir.

Book to Book Contest Submission Guidelines:

To win a copy of the second edition of How to Blog a Book as well as a 15-minute phone consultation with Nina Amir, please enter by submitting an idea you think would be an ideal subject for a book written using the Blog a Book style.

Submit: Send your blog-to-book idea to with "Blog to Book Contest" in the e-mail subject line. You may submit up to five ideas.

Deadline: The contest closes Wednesday, June 17 at 11:59 PM EST.

We will announce the 10 semi-finalists on Monday, June 22. Stop by to find out if you're a semi-finalist as well as to cast a vote for the winner! Good luck!

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