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    December,1, 2017ByProwess Publications

     

    Converting your blog into a book is a great way to start your author career. An established reader base and available content can minimize your efforts to write a book and promote it.

    Blogs are a medium to express thoughts, opinions or share stories/poems with the world. The two most widely used means of blogging are WordPress and Blogger. You can also choose to have your own website with a separate blog section. Regular posts on your blog can help you keep consistency with writing and understand how people accept your writing style or topics. Based on the feedback you get from your readers, you can decide if the book will be appreciated by readers. Popular Indian novelist Preeti Shenoy began her author career by publishing a collection of blogs in her first book 34 bubblegums and candies. The theme of the book was short, real-life incidents that inspired her as a writer. Shenoy’s writing was well received and she got a boost to her author career.

    Whether you are new to blogging and are wondering how to start a blog or an active blogger toying with the idea, here are five good reasons to convert your blog into a book.

    Jumpstart your author career

    Writing a book involves years of deep research, and months of typing and compiling thoughts, not to mention the multiple rounds of editing. Once the writing is completed, what remains in the journey is publishing and marketing of the book – where you will receive immense support from the experienced publishing team of Prowess. But, what keeps many seasoned writers away from publishing a book is the mammoth task of creating a story or content for the book. In case you are an active blogger, you have an added advantage. You have available content in blogs which can be easily converted into a book. Select the best of your blog posts, create a theme, add some new content and send us for editing and publishing. We will take care of the rest.

    Test the market

    Every post on your blog is a unique story. You might have a fan following, a reader base for your blog posts and people waiting to read your next piece of writing. But, in the case of books,  tastes and preferences are different. People expect a consistent theme, continuous thought flow, and value in terms of message or entertainment. To get a pulse of the kind of writing people enjoy reading, a compilation of your existing blog posts with some editing can do the work for you. Your blog posts can test the waters before you start working on a book and give you an idea of what your audience is looking for.

    Helpful Feedback

    The comments you receive in your blogs might be from regular readers so you might miss out on a fresh perspective or a critique point of view. Once you publish your collection of blog posts in the form of a book, you can expect attention of some serious readers and get constructive feedback. Irrespective of appreciation or critical comments, use the opportunity to look at your own writings from a different perspective with the intention to include positive changes in your writing style next time.

    Find new reader base

    After the book release, join the marketing team of Prowess to help your book lock eyes with millions of potential readers across the world. Our bet is your book will find its audience and you will develop a new readership. New visitors to your blog might not take the pain to scroll down or click on previous posts to read older ones. However, if you compile the same blogs, find a connecting theme between them and present it to the same visitor with an appealing title and attractive cover design in the form of a book, he or she will be more likely to start reading a couple of pages before making a buying decision. Your blogs in the form of a book are your ticket to new readers.

    Strict book lovers

    You might have a great blog and you post awesome content regularly. But, there are readers who are not comfortable reading on digital screen and prefer to turning pages. They prefer reading a book than articles or blog. To cater to the need of this section of readers you have to convert your blog into a book, make it presentable and available to potential people. You might find more enthusiasm about your writings with readers away from the digital screen.

    Blog posts are pieces of memory of your initial days of writing, your old style and a symbol of your enthusiasm for writing. Converting the best posts in your blog into a book can make you a more serious and dedicated writer. Once you have selected the best posts on your blog, contact us at info@prowesspub.com or call 044-2234-220 and our experts will guide you at every step of the publishing journey.

     

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