Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blogs and Book Deals

Larry Brooks discusses blogs, novels, book deals, platforms, and other great strategies in his Copyblogger post,
How My Blog Landed Me a Book Deal.
Mr. Brooks points out the importance of blogging and pitching a book. He says, "These days, you don't just pitch a detailed idea for a book. You also pitch the audience that's going to buy that book."


This is a worthy stop, not just for this article, but many other wonderful tips, links, and resources. Sign up for the free email updates if you like, to stay up to date on important issues for writers. Mr. Brooks is also the creator of Story Fix, an instructional resource for screenwriters and novelists.  

I have yet to make the full tour of this site's resources, but have it on good authority from Susan J. Reinhardt of Christian Writer/Reader Connection that this is a jewel worth sharing. Thanks, Susan! .

26 comments :

  1. I've never heard of that blog before (if Susan mentioned it, I forgot!lol). Sounds like a great place.

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  2. Thanks for the tips, Karen. Sound great and I'll check them out. Hope your day goes well! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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  3. Jessica,
    I never had either, and I mentioned it to Susan. She actually took at a peek at it before I had a chance and gave it a thumb's up. High praise, I think:) Thanks for stopping by.
    Blessings:)

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  4. Susan,
    You are welcome! Have a wonderful day as well.
    Blessings:)

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  5. Thanks for sharing Karen. He certainly has a different slant on things. I'll be looking for his book. Have a great day.

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  6. You are welcome, Jan! Nice to see you:)
    Have a good day!

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  7. Hi Karen -

    Thanks for the link! I checked out this site and signed up to get posts via email. I'm hooked on the quality content.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  8. Susan R.,
    I trust your judgment, thanks!
    Blessings!

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  9. Well, your pitch makes me interested enough to pop over there:)

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  10. Terri,
    That's funny! Maybe we can figure out a way to generate income somehow...lol Thanks for stopping in:)
    Blessings!

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  11. Hi Karen, hope you are well. I have a little something on my blog for you. See you soon. :) xxx

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  12. Hi Raymonde,
    I am fine, thank you. How are you? I will hop over to your blog and check it out, thanks!
    Blessings and hugs:)

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  13. Karen, interesting concept. Will have to check it out. Not sure these things transfer so well to fiction, but who knows???
    Not I, said the novelist.

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  14. Patti,
    Well, I'm not sure about the fiction tie in either; I'm even less the expert than you are. But maybe something can be gleaned from it. There is so much helpful stuff out there! Thanks for stopping in.
    Blessings:)

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing this resource!!! I am checking it out right now!!!

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  16. Alisa,
    You are so welcome! I hope that it is helpful:)
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Karen

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  17. Sounds interesting, Karen:) Thanks again for stopping by my blog. Hopefully you win something out of entering some of these giveaway:)

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  18. Thanks for that Karen. Just the tonic I needed as I jump back into blogging after a lazy summer! I hope you've had a great rest over the holidays and enjoyed the choc-fest!
    Blessings
    Dorothy

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  19. Hi Charity,
    I love stopping by your blog. It's a lot of fun! Thanks for dropping in here.
    Blessings for your weekend:)

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  20. Hi Dorothy,
    Good to see you! So it's been a lazy summer down under? Well, hope there was plenty of rest and chocolate:)
    Blessings to you,
    Karen

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  21. Karen, I completely agree with Brooks but I actually first got the idea from Morris Rosenthal, who does something similar. His blog is at fonerbooks.com.

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  22. Hi Barb,
    I will check this out, thanks. Glad you stopped by!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  23. Hi Karen,
    I think with blogging the whole world is changing, I remember waiting and wishing for a letter from my penpal when I was younger, now its instant!!

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  24. Hi Lyzzydee,
    You are right; I remember doing the same thing,waiting for pen pal letters. Now we can IM each other across the ocean if we want.
    Blessings!
    Karen

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  25. I've not heard of it before, either. Jody was talking last week about blogs as a way to break in. For non-fiction it seems to work much better than fiction. Who knows what to believe anymore.

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  26. Eileen,
    I know! And it seems that just because something works for one person doesn't mean it works for someone else. Good time to be led by the Lord.
    Blessings,
    Karen

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