My new book, Blogging Tips, What Blogger’s Won’t Tell You About Blogging, is getting great coverage and is flying out the door faster than we can keep up with the orders. This is a limited printing and with the reduced introductory price, they are selling fast. Get your order in now before we run out of books.
The publisher has asked me to continue offering signed copies for those who want them. If you want yours signed, you’ve got about a week left.
The book has been getting a lot of reviews and there are now contests offering the book as a prize. And there have been a lot of questions about the book and how to order it. Here’s the latest news.
Win The Blogging Tips Book by Lorelle VanFossen in Blog Writing Contests
There are currently two competitions which offer my book to winners. Working At Home On The Internet started “The Work at Home/Blogging Project”, a competition that encourages you to write a blog post on:
…help people with a Home Business determine the Advantages or Disadvantages of using a Blog to enhance their business through Blogging on the Internet. It can be about direct income through Blogging or indirect income using a Blog as a way to reach potential or existing customers.
It’s pretty open, whatever has worked for you, you think could work for others, barriers you have encountered. Whatever, as long as it involves Home Business and Blogging.
The winner will be randomly drawn and will receive an autographed copy of my new book, Blogging Tips, What Blogger’s Won’t Tell You About Blogging.
I’ve featured a few of the first participants in Work at Home on the Internet Home Blogging Contest Begins. To participate, follow the instructions provided.
Liz Strauss of Successful and Outstanding Bloggers offers “The Metaphor Project: What’s Your Blogging Metaphor?”, another writing competition which features my book for the winners. The writing challenge? Write a blog post using a metaphor to explain blogging. Oooh, that’s going to be interesting. So far, entries include:
- What metaphor do you use to explain blogging? at Ian’s Messy Desk
- My Blog is a Smorgasbord, Come, Eat by Juggling Frogs
- Why Conversational Blogging Is Like a Conga Line by Dawud Miracle
- Equestrian Ecstasy – Portal to another Reality at INNside Innkeeping in Montana
- The Salad Bar Blog by Word Sell
- Feeding on Plankton by Krooz
- Blogging Metaphors: Bridge Building by Middle Zone Musings
- Blogging Is Like Exercise by Virtual Impax
- Blogger Brains and Metaphors by Brain Based Business
- My Preferred Metaphor for Business Blogging by Business and Blogging
- Blogging is…A County Fair by Crunchy Mustard
- Blogging is like a box of chocolates…by Small Business Marketing Ideas
- Marketing Neophyte – Blogging Metaphors – Rock Throwing and the Universal Monkey
- 10 reasons why blogging is like dating by Romance Tracker
- My Blogging Metaphor: BNI by The Kiss Business
Blogging Tips Book Reviews and Announcements
I’m so delighted with all the nice things people are saying about the book. And stunned. From conception to finished printed product was four weeks! This is all moving fast and overwhelming.
Chris Cree of Creeations continues to say nice things, including helping Working at Home on the Internet promote their Business Bloggers contest with my book as a prize:
If you’ve read my Book Review of Blogging Tips, you know how highly I think of the book. I think it would be a steal at twice what Lorelle is charging.
A chance to win a free copy – and help some other folks along the way – is a great opportunity for all you business bloggers to learn some tips that will improve your business blogging effectiveness.
I got a copy of this book at the Successful and Outstanding Blogger Conference I went to a few weeks back, and I’m about 30% of the way through it. Already I’ve learned some of Lorelle’s super powers. If you’re new to blogging, you need this book. If you’ve been blogging a while and want to take it to the next level, you need this book.
Angela Betts writes in “Blogging for Income? Be Prepared” that she is so thrilled to have my book as she is currently in a lot of pain and bedridden and suffering from blog-separation syndrome. But she’s thrilled that she can take me to bed with her:
I have been reading as much as I can of that which the blogging pros have shared online. It was frustrating to not be able to sit at my computer long enough to read their blogs the last couple of days, too. Imagine my delight when I received my autographed copy of Lorelle VanFossen’s new book, Blogging Tips, in the mail the other day. How timely. Although I was restricted to laying flat on my back, I wasn’t completely deprived of blogging.
Thanks Lorelle for making my day!
Up too long now. Pain teasing me…back to bed with Lorelle’s book.
I asked her to tell me if I was good in bed. Oh, come on, wouldn’t you?
In the book, I share excerpts from my popular post, What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Content, and when Kamigoroshi’s Footsteps in the Mirror found his content scraped by a splog, he was thrilled he had the answer right in his hands:
Now seeing that I can’t contact the owner of the blog to kindly send them a cease and desist letter, Lorelle fortunately gave all the answers to this one, both in her book on Blogging Tips I’ve received and in one of her post about Jonathan Bailey and plagiarism.
Pelf asks “Have you ordered your copy yet?”, showing off great salesmanship with this wonderful promotional push:
If you haven’t heard of Lorelle, it’s high time you get out of your comfortable blogging zone and read and blog-hop more. She is a professional writer (she’s been blogging for almost 15-freaking-years, when you were still wearing napkins) and the author of Lorelle on WordPress, a popular technical blog on WordPress and blogging. She is also the author of Taking Your Camera on the Road, one of the first personal websites on the Internet, featuring over a thousand articles on travel, nature photography, and life on the road, and Lorelle’s Family History, a genealogy blog. Plus, she is also a columnist for the Blog Herald and guest-blogs and writes for many blogs, e-zines, websites, and print publications.
All Pumped Up! says:
This morning, while I was checking the blogs, I found one of the veteran bloggers Lorelle has written a new book called “Blogging Tips, What Blogger’s Won’t Tell You About Blogging”. This book looks good and will give you some insights of the blogging world and will pack you with everything you need to start your blogging jig on the internet.
Reviews and announcements are still coming in and include:
- Tech-Scope – Blogging Tips Book By Lorelle VanFossen
- Blog Herald – New Book: Blogging Tips – What bloggers won’t tell you about blogging
- Footsteps in the Mirror – The Book Every Blogger Should Read
- Of Travel and Travails – Lorelle’s Book On Blogging Is Out
- Make Money Site for Beginners – Lorelle’s Blogging Tips Book
- Post-Buzz – Lorelle’s Blogging tips Book
- JT Freelancer – My adventures so far on the Blogosphere
- Open Source Community – Lorelle VanFossen – Blogging Tips, What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging Book
Answering Questions About the Blogging Tips Book
There are a lot of questions about the book and here are some answers.
- Is it too late to get a signed copy? The publisher has asked me to extend the signing of autographed copies until June 9. I’ve already signed so many copies, I’m getting blisters, so get your request for an autographed copy in fast before I lose the use of my fingers.
- Will the book be available through Amazon or in bookstores? Right now, the book is available online and may continue to be so. SplashPress or the new Blog Herald Bookstore. This is a limited editing printing. At a latter time, it may be distributed by Amazon and through major book retailers, but you will pay more for it.
- What’s does the book look like? The book is perfect bound and consists of over 100 pages of hundreds of tips on how to blog, blog promotion, networking, building, development, design, comments, comment spam, link building, administration, and more. All the things you wish you knew about blogging before you started blogging. The book is formated as a “tip list” so you can check off the tips as you apply them to your blog. Some have called it their “blog workbook”.
- Do you have example chapters? Blogging Tips Book: Blog Branding and Identity and Blogging Tips Book: Blog Syndication and Subscription Tips are recently released sample chapters from the book, and the book includes excerpts from What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Content and my guest post on Problogger, Blogging Is About Writing.
- How is this book different from other blogging books: Other blogging books were written as how-to, informational books. Blogging Tips is a tip book, stuffed to the brim with nothing but tips to help you blog smarter, better, and faster.
- Will the book be available as an audio book or ebook? We’re working on that right now. Stay tuned.
- I found typos in the book: Yes, we know, and our apologies. What began as a sponsored gift to attendees of the Successful and Outstanding Bloggers Conference, in less than three weeks turned into a book that has turned out to be very popular and in demand. From conception to delivery to the conference was only 4 weeks. Amazing! Editing and slashing and proofing as it was written, with the confirmation of the final print production size decided only a few days before delivery to the printer. A lot of content was cut out to make it fit within the final printed size, a curse I would not wish upon any writer. However, the few typos has not changed the reviews and the book is selling incredibly fast. We expect the limited number of copies to run out soon, so hurry if you want a first edition copy, flaws and all!
- Will you translate the book into my language? The publisher and I are discussing translations. Let’s see how it does in English, first.
- How fast will this book become obsolete? Honestly, when I started online journaling, which became blogging, over 10 years ago, I wished I’d had this book. These tips will still be valid five and ten years from now, I’m sure.
- Will there be a sequel? Maybe. I have a lot more tips on the subject of blogging. Any requests?
Again, to order the book, visit SplashPress or the new Blog Herald Bookstore. For more information, see the initial announcement and description of the book and the Blogging Tips Book by Lorelle VanFossen informational page.
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