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How to Blog a Book by Nina Amir

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CHAPTER 1:BOOK BLOGGING BASICS

As you read this book, agents and acquisitions editors are scanning the Internet to find new writers with great ideas to turn into books. Where do they find them? In the blogosphere, that place where bloggers write and blogs are published, read, and commented upon.

Research done by Publishers Marketplace estimates that more than fifty blogs landed book deals in 2009 alone—some other industry experts say sixty. However, the database produced by Publishers Marketplace, a publication that provides membership information for publishing professionals, included only announced deals. We can safely assume that if announced and unannounced deals were added together for that time period, the total number of contracts handed ...

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