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The Blog to Book Strategy -- Course Info

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Intake Survey

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Our Private FB Group for Mutual Support -- connect here 🥰

Book FB Group Great example of thread
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👏🏽 Great example of a support thread in our FB group

1 Course Helper Dorota Godby
1:03
Course Helper: Dorota Godby

2 Comments under the lessons are valuable
1:31
Comments under the lessons are worth reading!

B watch whole course or at own pace one phase at a time?
4:03
Watch whole course at once, or at own pace, one phase at a time?

00 Written handout?
0:35
Is there a Resource Document / written handout?

The Publishing Mindset

Book Publishing Mindset - The Magnum Opus Trap
11:20
The Magnum Opus Trap

B Imposter syndrome in book writing
6:16
Imposter syndrome in book writing

Book and business model
7:38
Your Book within Your Business Model

Book publishing - the 5 phases
4:13
5 Phases of Book Writing/Publishing

Book readers - your future audience
4:19
Your Future Audience

3 Imagine your ideal reader -- write a quick note to them
6:06
Imagine your ideal reader -- write a quick note...

B Should you publish workbooks or low content books?
6:40
Should you publish workbooks or "low content" books?

Choosing your Book Topic

5 How to choose topic of the book? What notes to gather?
1:40
How to choose topic of your book? Intuitively or analytically...

How to select which theme or topic your book should be
8:13
Several questions to help you choose the theme/topic of your book...

If lots of writings what order to publish books -- in logical or based on what is most excited right now?
4:24
You have lots of writings... what order to publish your books?

inspirational books less valuable than how-to books and free vs premium content
8:46
Are inspirational books less valuable than how-to books? Free vs premium content...

Book Structure & Content

11 Book Structure and is it ok to really just publish blog posts that already exist on your site?
5:03
Book Structure... and is it really OK to just have a book of blog posts?

Book length ideally?
8:05
What's the Ideal Book Length?

1 What kinds of CTAs could you have in the book?
11:25
What kinds of CTAs could you have in your book?

0a End of chapter CTA link to Text or Video?
6:21
End of chapter CTA links -- Text or Video?

9 Is there an ideal chapter length?
1:10
Is there an ideal chapter length?

5a Can you mix styles eg memoir vs how-to?
1:16
Can you mix styles, e.g. memoir vs how-to?

Book content - can we repurpose between books?
1:52
Can you repurpose content between books?

z Ideally you publish along the way
1:52
Ideally you would publish blog posts / chapters along the way...

Linking ideas and chapters
2:36
Linking ideas, or having one chapter flow better into the next one...

Does social media like Facebook own our writing?
2:37
Does social media, like Facebook, own your writing?


Gathering Your Notes / Blog Posts

4 Intro to gathering exercise
3:31
Intro to the "gathering" exercise

6a Joselito Laudencia shares experience of gathering notes
1:35
Joselito Laudencia shares experience of gathering notes into a book

6b How broad or narrow should book topic be?
1:26
How broad or narrow should book topic be?

9a is 1 blog post a chapter or multiple posts?
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Is 1 blog post a chapter... or multiple posts?

Should you mix in yet-unblogged writing with blogged writing in your book?
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Should you mix in yet-unblogged writing with blogged writing in your book?

6c What about interviews or speaking notes?
1:11
What about interviews and speaking notes, can they be book material?

How to find the captions_subtitles_transcripts of your youtube video to put into a document
3:17
You can also turn Audio recordings into book chapters...

5b How to gather book references?
1:01
How to gather book references?

Quoting others in your book and Fair Use
4:09
Quoting others in your book -- Fair Use

5 Images photos graphics in books
3:56
What about images / photos / graphics in books?

6 EXERCISE Post and Note Gathering
6:19
EXERCISE: Gathering Your Posts and Notes

5c Scrivener
1:10
Scrivener?

Emojis in books
2:36
Copy/Paste Emojis ❦

Categorizing Your Blog Posts / Notes: Simple Document

7 Categorizing with Simple Google Doc
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Categorizing with Simple Google Doc

Quickly See Your Best Social Media Writings

Medium.com - How to quickly see your best performing posts
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Quickly see your best writings on Medium

FB Creator Studio - How to quickly see your best performing posts
2:00
Quickly see your best writings on FB Business Page

IG Creator Studio - How to quickly see your best performing posts
1:49
Quickly see your best writings on Instagram

Categorizing Your Blog Posts / Notes: Spreadsheet

8 Categorizing with Spreadsheet
11:53
Categorizing with Spreadsheet

8a What about repurposed articles re Spreadsheet?
1:11
How to put repurposed articles into the Spreadsheet?

8b Only track organic reach?
1:33
Only track organic reach?

B Liesel Q book spreadsheet overwhelm
5:13
Overwhelmed with spreadsheet consolidation?

Let's Categorize!

10 EXERCISE categorizing
5:13
EXERCISE: Categorizing Your Notes into Themes

B order of chapters prioritize Best or Logical?
1:57
Order of chapters: prioritize Best or Logical?

13 EXERCISE order your chapters
5:12
EXERCISE: Put your Posts into Chapter Order...

4 Thoughts on Intro and Ending chapters
2:18
Thoughts on the Intro and Ending Chapters

09 Introductory chapter -- how long and what's in it?
2:59
Introductory chapter -- how long and what's in it?

At what point should we stop adding to the material of a book?
5:43
At what point should you stop adding to the material of a book?

0 Super long book how to chunk it down?
2:37
You have so much writing... how to chunk down to manageable book?

Recruiting Your Editors

14 Write names of potential editors
4:41
EXERCISE: Write names of potential editors...

15 Heather Tobin - Experience of a Volunteer Editor
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Heather Tobin: Experience of a Volunteer Editor

14b Do editors need to be content experts? How much time to give them?
1:26
Do editors need to be content experts? + How much time to give them?

16 How much work is expected of a Volunteer Editor?
2:12
How much work is expected of a Volunteer Editor?

14a How many editors to invite?
2:16
How many editors to invite?

17 Should we give our editors some incentive or thank you gift?
4:01
Should we give our editors some incentive or thank-you gift?

19 EXERCISE draft email to editors
6:56
EXERCISE: draft email to editors...

18 Track your contacting of editors
3:29
Track your contacting of editors...

Book Draft Document for Editors

Book draft document for editors Soul Gym
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Actual example of me prepping a document for Editors

20 HW -- Prepare the document for Editors
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HOMEWORK -- Prepare the document for Editors

2 How well edited should the draft for editors be?
4:45
How "ready" does your Draft need to be for the Editors?

3 Do I give all editors the whole book draft?
0:54
Give all Editors the whole book draft?

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Yes: Acknow. + About Author. No need: Preface, Foreword, Afterword.

B Why I put FB video at end of each chapter
6:14
Why I put FB video at end of each of my chapters...

2a Many references just make a bibliography?
1:42
If you have many references... just make a bibliography?

Are you ready for a 2nd Edition?

Book 2nd edition when is the right time?
0:32
When is it time for a 2nd Edition?

12 2nd editions add more content or just revise?
2:22
2nd Editions: add more content, or just revise?

z what's my process of creating a 2nd or 3rd edition?
5:15
What's my process of creating a 2nd edition?

Progress Checkpoint 1

1g How's it going with getting editors?
1:27
How's it going with getting Editors?

8 Reminder to join our FB group
0:32
Reminder: join our FB group for mutual support 🥰

7 Secret principles of Marketing + it begins now
3:21
Announce your book process as early as possible 🏃🏽‍♀️

📚 THE BOOK LAUNCH TEMPLATE

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The Book Launch Template 📚

ideal time of year to launch a book?
2:06
What's the ideal time of year to launch a book?

Book - launch the book well after the publish date?
2:59
Launch the book well after the publish date?

Book Marketing Principles & Ideas

6 Top 10 Factors for Book Selling Success
12:26
Top 10 Factors for Book Selling Success

15 Book Marketing Ideas
11:13
Lots of Book Marketing Ideas!

0 Do you have to market your book or will it just be discovered?
7:31
Do you have to market your book... or can it just be "discovered"? 🤔

KDP Marketing Tools
4:54
KDP Marketing Tools

KDP Marketing -- Nominate your ebooks and prime reading
1:19
KDP Marketing -- Nominate your ebooks and prime reading

KDP Marketing -- Kindle Countdown Deal and Free Book Promotion
3:31
Kindle Countdown Deal and Free Book Promotion

Amazon Author Central - syndicate your blog post RSS feed to your Author Page
3:06
Amazon Author Central - syndicate your blog post RSS feed to your Author Page

Set up your Goodreads Author Page and associate your books
5:04
Set up your Goodreads Author Page and associate your books

Most book sales are Kindle version so teach your audience how to read that version
1:30
Most book sales are Kindle version... so teach your audience how to read that version :)

The lazy or easy way -- does it require a large audience?
5:04
The lazy / easy way -- does it require a large audience?

Promoting a book with Ads - where?
5:52
What about Ads to promote a book?

Book Title & Subtitle

9 Book Title Keyword brainstorming
4:42
Keyword brainstorming for the book title

10 How niched should a book title be?
4:18
How niched-down (specific) should a book title be?

11 Brainstorm Book Titles
6:13
Turn your Keywords into Book Titles ✨

12 Poll your audience with your favorite 3 book titles
3:03
Poll your audience with your favorite 3 book titles 🤗

03 Example of a title poll
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Example of a title poll

Ensure that your Title doesn't violate existing trademark/copyright

Fiverr Tutorial

The main Fiverr tutorials have moved...

15 HW try Fiverr and get starte with book cover design
1:47
Try Fiverr: get started with a book cover idea...

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Finding a Fiverr book editor

Getting Reviews & Book Blurbs

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Getting book blurbs

04 Request reviews from your network and audience
11:26
Getting reviews (important!)

08 How many reviews to aim for?
4:00
How many reviews to aim for?

05 Give a book summary to reviewers also?
2:02
Give a book summary to reviewers also?

5a my lazy way of requesting book reviews
2:54
My lazy way of requesting book reviews...

Book2 Thoughts on getting book blurbs from influential people
7:30
Thoughts on getting book blurbs from influential people...

Book launch Q&A or book club - the format of the meeting?
7:02
What's the format of an "ask the author" Q&A or facilitated book club meeting?

Book launch social posts require a lot of replies or messages -- too much work?
3:41
Launch posts require a lot of replies or messages -- too much work?

Progress Checkpoint 2

07 Progress check-in point
1:50
Progress check-in 2

delay publishing so you can fill the gaps in your book?
2:34
Delay publishing, so you can fill the gaps in your book first?

01 my personal update + working lightly
2:47
My personal update (and on "working lightly")

02 check-in and remind your Editors
3:45
Check-in with / remind your Editors

06 Plan to do a Pre-Order period?
2:56
Plan to do a Pre-Order period?

10 Amazon -- ethical objections to using it or buying from them
3:39
Amazon -- ethical objections to using it or buying from them?

16 Carve out extra time during launch week
0:56
Carve out extra time during launch week...

Book Cover

11 Book Cover -- first brainstorm your vision for it
3:01
Book Cover -- first brainstorm your vision

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Book Cover -- secondly, get ideas via Amazon

13 Book Cover Fiverr designers
4:44
Book Cover Fiverr designers

0 what does your book cover designer need?
2:03
What does your book cover designer need from you?

14 Does book cover need to match your brand color scheme?
1:13
Does book cover need to match your brand colors?

1 poll your audience re designs via google form randomized questions shuffle order
13:00
Poll your audience re: designs, via google form (randomized questions / shuffled order)

9a upgrade your book cover design
2:20
Upgrade your book cover design

Paperback Cover Design after eBook cover is made
5:17
After eBook Cover is done, *then* create the Paperback Cover Design

Book Back Cover Design tips
3:14
Book Back Cover Design tips

Your Edited Book Draft 👏🏽

2 which edits to accept vs reject and f chicago manual of style
7:07
Which edits to accept vs reject? and f* chicago manual of style 😆

3 confirming edits and putting it all into one google doc
6:59
Confirming the edits, and putting it all into one google doc! 🌟

Creating a Table of Contents for your book using google doc
3:05
Creating a Table of Contents for your book using google doc

9c copyright page -- anything important?
4:45
Copyright page -- anything important to note?

3a formatting headers and subheaders in google doc
2:37
Formatting headers and subheaders in google doc

4 spellcheck
0:56
Spellcheck!

5 send your digital book to reviewers
5:37
Send your digital book to reviewers 🤩

Book Interior Design / Formatting for Kindle & Paperback

6a what is book interior design?
1:40
What is book "interior design"?

6 send book to Fiverr layout formatting interior design
3:49
Send book to Fiverr for layout / formatting aka "interior design"

Uploading your (Kindle) book to Amazon!

7 KDP intro and previewing your book manuscript
11:28
KDP intro and previewing your book manuscript

9 typos can just be corrected & reuploaded
1:11
Typos can just be corrected & reuploaded

KDP Details 1 - Title Series etc
4:21
KDP Details -- Title, Series, Edition, Author, Contributors

KDP Details 3 - Book Description or Sales Page
9:51
KDP Book "Description" field

KDP Keywords aren't indexed by Amazon search engine - Proof
2:17
Why I don't worry about KDP keywords...

KDP Details 2 - Categories and the sham of Amazon Bestseller Status
15:33
Book Categories (and the sham of Amazon Bestseller Status)

KDP Details 4 - Kindle DRM
3:37
Kindle DRM

KDP Details 5 - Kindle Select
4:00
KDP Select

Launch previewer and approve before you can go to final step
1:25
Launch previewer and approve before you can go to final step...

Kindle territories primary marketplace pricing royalties and publishing
3:34
Paperback territories, "primary marketplace", pricing, royalties, and publishing

9b be sure to check in and remind your reviewers several times
2:06
Be sure to check in and remind your reviewers several times!

Book Pricing Tips

Book - if no image on Amazon book page when launching
6:18
What if no preview image on Amazon book page after publishing?

Book - presale pricing
6:56
Presale Pricing / Kindle Promotion

What about translations of your book?

Easily creating a Paperback with Amazon KDP

1 Free ISBN from KDP Amazon
0:41
Get a free ISBN from KDP Amazon

2 Uploading Paperback Manuscript to KDP and Trim Size Bleed Finish
2:30
Uploading your Paperback Manuscript to KDP + Trim Size, Bleed, and Finish

White paper or Cream?
0:59
White or Cream Paper? (Probably cream)

3 Temporary paperback cover so you can preview the book
3:08
Create a quick temporary paperback cover so you can preview the book

4 Previewing the paperback in the KDP previewer
2:27
Previewing your paperback text in the KDP previewer

Uploading Paperback Cover Design
2:46
Uploading the real Paperback Cover Design

Paperback territories primary marketplace pricing royalties and publishing
5:12
Paperback territories, "primary marketplace", pricing, royalties, and publishing

Paperback/hardback printing options other than Amazon

Progress Checkpoint 3

Overview of Blog to Book Process
13:19
Overview of Blog-to-Book Process

Recording Your Audiobook

z Recording your Audiobook
4:37
Tips for recording your Audiobook

za If you have accent should you record your own audiobook
2:01
If you have an accent, should you record your own audiobook?

z Audible ACX creating title and uploading
8:06
Audible / ACX -- creating your title and uploading the audio files (after sound mastering)

Congrats on Publishing Your Book! 👏🏽🤩

Secret of becoming #1 Bestselling Author on Amazon
2:37
Secret of becoming #1 Amazon Bestseller...

BookLinker: one link that auto directs people to their correct Amazon website

KDP Book Sales Reports
2:12
KDP Book Sales Reports

Thank you for taking the course I look forward to your updates
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Thank you for taking the course! I look forward to your updates 😊

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