admin Comment(0)

Editorial Reviews. Review. "Blog, Inc. really reads like an inspiring conversation with a great Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note I've purchased dozens of blogging books, and hundreds of blogging ebooks. I bought this one in paperback form. Authority Black Book is a page ebook by Jake Humphrey explaining how to get the best out of web technology including blogging, RSS. Earlier this month, we announced the upcoming arrival of our eBook, How to Launch Your Blog in 90 Days, and we wanted you to be the first to.

Language: English, Spanish, Dutch
Country: Croatia
Genre: Academic & Education
Pages: 797
Published (Last): 17.07.2016
ISBN: 345-4-47492-460-5
ePub File Size: 27.70 MB
PDF File Size: 9.69 MB
Distribution: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Downloads: 21720
Uploaded by: MICHELE

Blog, Inc. book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. With roughly blogs launched worldwide every 24 hours (BlogPulse). How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul eBook: Ruth Soukup: Amazon. in: Kindle Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community. For our first blog-powered eBook, The Ultimate Guide to CRM Apps, that's . Free books don't incur download fees, but you'll still want to keep.

But what exactly does that mean? What kinds of reviews do you need to get, how do you go about getting them, and where do you begin? First of all, why are reviews so important? By yourself, you can boost such publicity through important people you know personally, word-of-mouth, and online reviews. Other eBook reviews are more formal, written and published by editors and other media gurus who work for a newspaper or magazine. Often, you can get the informal eBook reviews by yourself. You can reach out to close friends and family before the book is even edited make sure they know the copy is a raw one ; however, make sure to offer them a free copy when the eBook is published and write them a thank-you note.

Other eBook reviews are more formal, written and published by editors and other media gurus who work for a newspaper or magazine. Often, you can get the informal eBook reviews by yourself. You can reach out to close friends and family before the book is even edited make sure they know the copy is a raw one ; however, make sure to offer them a free copy when the eBook is published and write them a thank-you note.

You can post these reviews on Facebook or Twitter make sure to give credit where credit is due!

Inc ebook download blog

When you have published your eBook, you can reach out to professional acquaintances for reviews. You can post these reviews in the same places you would post eBook reviews written by friends and family.

In addition, you can use these reviews for endorsements on press releases, flyers, and other promotional materials. When requesting these eBook reviews, make sure you give them a reasonable date by which to complete the review. When you have the final files for your eBook, you can start approaching bloggers. Bloggers will post eBook reviews on their own blogs, and sometimes they will also post the reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

Refrain from commenting on the blog review, to maintain credibility. Turn them into something that sounds more correct for an eBook. If your articles each have different authors, you may also want to pick a standardized way to list the author, perhaps at the end of the chapter.

How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul eBook: Ruth Soukup: Kindle Store

Now, time to work on your images. Smaller images from your blog posts will work fine in the book, but if your posts include full-sized photos you'll need to scale them down before including them in your book.

The iBooks store, for example, doesn't allow books with images larger than 4 megapixels—or around 2,px per side. Free books don't incur download fees, but you'll still want to keep your book small so it won't take too long for your readers to download it. Thus, it's best to downscale your images before turning your content into a book.

Buying Options

Sort your images by size, scale down the largest ones Preview is a simple tool for this on the Mac , and cut as much unnecessary weight as possible. Want to squeeze out more space?

Finally, make sure your image file names don't include spaces or start with a number—really. It seems archaic, but if an eBook includes an image with a filename like this picture. Make sure your file names look like they're ready for DOS, and they should work just fine.

Before you do a final read-through of your text, there's one more thing you should think about: UTM codes on the links in your book. Whether you're publishing a book to raise brand awareness or directly market your products, you'll surely want to know if people actually visit your site because of your book.

Plenty of people may just type in links by hand or remember to visit your site later after reading the book, and you can't track those clicks easily.

But, you can track anytime readers tap a link in your eBook copy with a bit of extra work.

eBook Reviews - The Hows and Whys of Getting Them

To have visits from your book tally in Google Analytics or your site's analytics system, you'll want to create a unique UTM or tracking code and append it to the end of every link in your book. Otherwise, you'll need to search for every link to your site, and add the code manually.

If you're planning on turning your eBook into a printed book, you'll need to create short links using a tool like Bitly —something you might have seen before in other books, including those from A Book Apart. Just put each link with the correct UTM code into Bitly or another link shortener, and paste the short link into your text. That way, readers can easily visit your site without having to type in an insanely long link, and you'll still get to track the visits from the book.

It's time for the fun stuff: Exporting a nicely formatted eBook used to be an incredibly difficult process—and it still can be—but there are many tools that can simplify it.

Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community

There are also many formats you could export your book in, but here are the 3 you should be sure to create:. While most eBook exporter apps today can generate PDF files and many support ePub, there's one tool we recommend above all after trying 8 of the most popular: Every other tool requires hours of hand-tweaking obscure code inside ePub files to get the iBooks Store to accept the files—Leanpub just works for the most part.

And it's free. Once you've got your eBook text in individual files with your images in the same folder, creating a book in Leanpub is simple. You'll create a new book in your account, then link it to your Dropbox account or GitHub repository. Add your book chapters and images to their respective folders, list your chapter files in the correct order in your book.

Then, open your Leanpub book page, click the Preview link in the menu, and generate a preview of your book. Leanpub is free to generate new eBooks, and it lists your books in the Leanpub store and lets you download completed eBook files to upload to other eBook stores. The books generated by Leadpub are basic—you won't find fancy PDF layouts or dozens of typeface options—but their book exports are laid out nicely and most importantly work in the iBooks and Kindle stores without any extra editing.

That's a huge advantage, since almost every other eBook export tool left some small errors that we had to fix before we could upload to iBooks.

Download blog inc ebook

If you want something else, there are a number of other tools to export your book, each with their own special features and benefits. Here are some of the best:. Now that you've turned your blog posts into an eBook, it's time to distribute your book. Put your book in the Kindle and iBooks stores, and new readers will discover your content while they're searching for related topics in those stores. It's your best way to give your brand a place in the app-driven mobile world, where readers may be more likely to search an eBook reader app for information than to look up a topic on Google.

The best part is, you don't need a publisher—all you need are a handful of online accounts, and enough patience to navigate Apple and Amazon's bureaucracies.

It's both easier and harder than it looks, so be sure to note these points before you publish your first book. That'll ensure anyone on your team can publish or edit the books in the future. If you only want to list your book on one eBook store, make it Amazon's Kindle Store.

It's hard to pass up the most popular online store, one with eBook apps on almost every platform not to mention the Kindle devices. And Amazon's made it decently simple to list your book.

To get started, go to the Kindle Direct Publishing site, login with your Amazon account, and start making a new book. You'll need to enter the book's name, description, author's name or authors' names , and categories, then can upload your book and cover image.

Amazon will notify you of any spelling mistakes it finds in your book—it's worth looking over the suggestions quickly, as it'll likely find things you've missed.

Save that, and on the next page you'll get to pick your revenue percentage and set the price for your book. For paid books, that makes it worth considering if it's worth listing your book elsewhere; free books are best listed as many places as possible. But you'll notice one other snag—there's no option to list your book as a free book.

Instead, you'll have to list your book with a price for now. Save everything, and Amazon will email when they get your book listed on the Kindle store. If your book is made from blog posts, though, Amazon will first email telling you they found content from your book online, and will ask you to confirm the copyright. Just click the link, tab through your book's settings again, check the copyright box, and save again.

With that done, your book should be on the Kindle store around days after you first uploaded it. If you want it to be listed for free, you have one more task ahead of you. First, proceed to the next step and get your book on iBooks, where it's easy to list a book for free.

Then, have your team and followers click the "tell us about a lower price" link on your Kindle listing, and share your free book link. Alternately, email Amazon directly from the Kindle Direct Publishing site, and they'll usually price match your book to free within a day.

There's one final thing you should do on Amazon: There, you can write a quick bio, link to your blog and Twitter account, and claim yourself as an author on every book you publish.

That's a great way to make your book's listing look more authoritative and get more traffic to your own sites. For an easy way to get your book on iPads and iPhones, the iBooks Store is a great option—and it's easy to list free books. The only trick is that iBooks is extremely picky with the ePub files you upload, enough that I spent half a day hand-editing XML code in our ePub books to get our first books uploaded.

If you use Leanpub or iBooks Author to make your book, you can almost guarantee your book will work on first try; Pandoc is nearly as good, and recent versions of Ulysses and Scrivener should work, but your mileage may vary.

If you don't have a Mac, you'll need to instead use an eBook aggregator service like Smashwords or BookBaby to upload from PC—or ask around for someone you know with a Mac. From iTunes Producer, enter the info about your book, and drag in your cover image and screenshots of the inside of your book we use xpx images; that's the largest size iBooks allows.

Make sure the file names for your book cover, screenshots, and eBook file do not include underscores, as otherwise iTunes Producer will show a cryptic java. Then, click the Files button near the top, drag in your ePub file, and click Submit. Minutes later, you should get a confirmation that your book was uploaded, and within a day your book will be live in the iBooks store.

Ebook blog download inc

Or, you might get an error screen. The iBooks Store only accepts absolutely perfect ePub formatted books, and will reject books for any number of reasons. Uploads will fail if your book includes images larger than 4 megapixels, as mentioned previously, so be sure to scale your images down. The good news is, iBooks will tell you each of the errors. If it's just images or simple text formatting errors, you can likely correct them in your original files, re-export the ePub file, and try again.

Rinse and repeat until you get your book uploaded. You can extract the files manually, or just use Calibre to dig into your ePub, find the offending file, edit out the wrong code, and export the book to try again.

A common problem is that Leanpub's default book cover size is larger than iBooks' accepted limits, so you may need to use a smaller image in Leanpub or manually edit the cover image file from Calibre.

If you wanted to list your book for free, you're all finished since Apple lists new books as free by default. If you'd rather sell your book, though, you'll need to log back into iTunes Connect.

There, you can change your book's availability, edit basic metadata about the book, and set its price. You can also check your download stats from iTunes Connect once your book's been uploaded for a while.

If you ever need to update your book, though, you'll need to upload changes via iTunes Producer again.


Listing your book in Google Play Books would also seem smart so you can reach Android users, but Google isn't accepting new publishers right now. The traditional eBook stores are far from the only place to list your book. You want as many people as possible to read your book—whether it's a paid book or a lead magnet for your site—so list your book wherever people are looking for new reading material.

If you generated your eBook files with Leanpub or Lulu, it's only natural to list your book in their stores. Once you have your eBook in ePub and mobi formats, you'll have everything you need to get your book listed just about anywhere.

Just copy the description text you already used on the Kindle store, make custom graphics if needed from your cover art, and upload your book as many places as you can. We've included our books in a bundle from Paddle , and have listed them on the new eBook marketplace Publi. There are diminishing returns to listing your book on too many places, since Kindle and iBooks already command so much of the market, but especially when you're just starting out, you might as well try and see which places work best for your book.

Then, especially if you're listing your book for free, be sure to have an online copy of your book on your site.

You could just leave the initial blog posts up, perhaps with an "index" post that links them all together, but an online book that's formatted into chapters with a landing page for the table of contents is much nicer. It'll be an easy way to share your book, and you can list your eBook download files there too for yet another distribution method. The simplest option is to just have a landing page where readers can fill out a form and download your book.

Gumroad is a great option for this—you can upload your book, give it away or sell it, and gather email addresses of everyone who downloads your book. The more difficult option is a new online home for your book. We use a tweaked version of our Django-powered blog for our books, while others use WordPress templates designed just for books. Or you could use a "book CMS" like Pollen , which is an open source tool to make your text look and feel like a web-ready book.

Add in your book copy and eBook download links, and you'll have a new landing page to share whenever anyone ask for info about that topic. If you do this, though, there's one very important thing to note: So, before you publish the new online book, make sure each chapter uses the same permalinks or slugs, as some CMS refer to them as your original blog posts. Then redirect the original blog posts to their new homes as chapters in your book.

The Moz team has a great guide to redirects , well worth a read to make sure your content is redirected properly. Double-check and make sure each original blog post redirects to its new home in your book CMS—it's that important.

It'll will keep your Google ranking for your original content, while making sure all new readers see the newly formatted book.

Inc download blog ebook

You've finally done it: That's quite an accomplishment, one you should be proud of. Pop the champagne—your team deserves it. Then, tomorrow, it's time to get back to work on this same content. I know. By now, you're tired of seeing the same articles over and over, and the subject that originally seemed like such a good idea for a blog series now sounds dull and boring. But you've still got work to do to make sure people see your book. For that, your best bet is to go back to where it all started: You should email everyone that's mentioned in the book—every individual and company you linked to, every expert you quoted, every user whose story you included.

Let them know they are featured in your book, thank them for their help, and politely ask them to share the book. In my experience, most people are excited to be featured and glad to help. You might even ask new people for quotes specifically about your book, to help promote it with endorsements. That's how the Intercom team helped promote their book, Intercom on Product Management , with an entire page filled with expert endorsements.

Finally, do the same things you'd do to promote anything else your team does. Share the book on your social networks, write blog posts about your writing process , and send it out to your mailing lists. You can even write new blog posts that summarize some of the best tips from your book, and share them as guest posts on relevant blogs. Perhaps even find free bundles and promotions that would like to include your book—a downloadable item for free always gets interest.

Longform sites might be more interested in your content now that it's a book, and free eBook sites might help promote it where they'd have seldom been interested in your blog posts. You're a published author now—a self-published one, mind you, but a published author all the same. Make the most of it, and you'll find your content going further than you ever expected.

Or maybe it'll just promote your brand and help your most engaged users get more out of your app.