Blooks: From Blogs to Books

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Blooks: From Blogs to Books.

Presented by Floyd Smith at the London Bloggers Meetup, 26th May 2009.

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Blooks: From Blogs to Books

  1. 1. BLOOKS From Blogs to Books Floyd Earl Smith Author, Runaway (Sept. 2009) Million-selling author
  2. 2. My Books
  3. 3. My Blog
  4. 4. My War: Killing Time in Iraq
  5. 5. Blog->books->TV French cooking book
  6. 6. What type of book to write? <ul><li>Your blog is a book </li></ul><ul><li>Write your book on your blog </li></ul><ul><li>You’re an expert; you’re an author </li></ul><ul><li>Watch out for trouble </li></ul>
  7. 7. Watch out for trouble
  8. 8. Runaway progress? <ul><li>Written offline – many online sources </li></ul><ul><li>Web design company engaged for free </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking a publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Seeking an angle for my blog </li></ul>
  9. 9. Key tips <ul><li>Find an angle! </li></ul><ul><li>Keys: New; free; now; sex(y) sells </li></ul><ul><li>Write your book on your blog </li></ul><ul><li>Making a few thousand £s from a first book is very good </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking is critical </li></ul>
  10. 10. How to publish <ul><li>Self-publishing: Lulu.com, Amazon.com, Lightning Source </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional agents/publishers: Your blog will help, so will shoe leather </li></ul><ul><li>Mashup: Publish yourself to get a publishing contract </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions?

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