Your Book Blog: 10 Practical Tips

November 2006
by Debbie Weil

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Your Book Blog: 10 Practical
Tips

 

by Debbie Weil

 

1.
Just do it. As soon as a plan to
publish your book is in place, start your book blog with www.TypePad.com
($4.95 a month) or www.WordPress.com
(free). Worry about the details later. Just get it going!

 

2.
Grab the URL that matches the title of your book. If you’re not sure what the final title will be,
register everything it might be. It costs less than $9 for a one-year
registration on www.GoDaddy.com
or the registrar of your choice. When the title is finalized you can move your
TypePad or WordPress blog to that URL.

 

3.
Mention the URL of your book’s blog in your book. In the text, direct your readers to www.yourbookblog.com
for “updated or additional resources” or “useful links.”

 

4.
Post to your book blog whether you feel like it or not. Try to post at least every 10 days, even if you’re in
a crazy phase with your book. You want your blog calendar to show no fewer than
several entries a month. Remember, the sooner you start blogging, the sooner
your blog entries will show up in Google search results.

 

5.
Don’t be afraid to write about your competitors. In fact, link to their blogs. Link to everyone and
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