From Blog to Book in 90 Days or Less

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Professionals are finding the non-fiction book writing process a whole lot easier with The Blog to Book Project.

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Writing a book is now easier for professionals who use their blog postings to create and organize chapters, according to Blog to Book Project founders, Patsi Krakoff and Denise Wakeman. The Blog to Book Project (http://www.blogtobook.com) launches on June 15, 2005.

Krakoff and Wakeman, who wrote two ebooks through their blogs, are now taking other professionals through their system of writing a book through a blog. Candidates are independent professionals, usually in a service business, who need to have a book published to establish expertise in their field.

"We wrote two ebooks through writing on our blogs," says Krakoff, a psychologist who now works with professionals creating newsletters and blogs. "Both were completed in about 90 days."

Which lead her co-author Denise Wakeman to realize they had a process that could be taught to others.

“This is not a teleclass,” said Wakeman. “We want to model how this system works, so all our tutorials are online and delivered through a private blog. Participants in the Blog to Book Project can enter at any time, and can follow the system at their own pace; however, it is designed for a 90 day book writing process.”

During the Project, participants will have access to experts in book writing, publishing options and resources, through the weekly TeleSeries, Conversations with Experts (http://www.conversationswithexperts.com). Resources for design, formatting and publishing will also be available.

“We didn’t invent the blog to book process,” adds Krakoff. “Many people have been turning their blogs into books. Some successful bloggers have been approached by publishing houses because their blogs have created a large audience of readers, and they showcase excellent writing.”

There have been several articles in the press about book contracts awarded to bloggers, such as the article in the Taipei Times published May 15, 2005 by a journalist from the New York Times News Service (see attached).

“Blogs are an excellent way to get your book message on screen because each posting can be categorized,” said Wakeman. “Each blog posting can form the basis of a new chapter.”

Blog readers can also interact during the book writing process, and feedback can be incorporated into the book. Because blogs are search-engine friendly, the blog is the start of the marketing process for the book. The blog continues after the book is completed and serves as a marketing tool to promote sales.

Candidates for the Blog to Book Project are professionals who have a book inside them that they need to get out and into print, either digitally or otherwise. They should be relatively at ease using the Internet and a computer. If they don’t already have a blog, one can be set up for them through the Build a Better Blog System.

Krakoff and Wakeman will be writing a book about the Blog to Book Project during the next 90 days through a new blog created for that purpose.

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