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Welcome to Book1Blog

Welcome to Book1Blog, a blog started in April 2010 and dedicated to providing helpful information for those interested in short run book self-publishing.

The content for posts published in this blog is based on the knowledge and writings of several of the most respected and knowledgeable professionals in the book publishing industry: people like Dan Poynter, founder and President of and author of many books; Danny O. Snow, founder of Unlimited Publishing, LLC; Marilyn Ross and Sue Collier, co-authors of The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing; Karrie Ross, a book designer and branding specialist, Dana Lynn Smith, The Savvy Book Marketer; Karen Hodges Miller, author of Finish Your Book and newly released Sell Your Book; and Bobbi Linkemer, author of How to Write a Nonfiction Book. Well over 150 posts have been published since our beginning, offering some tremendous insights into how to successfully write, publish and promote self-published books.

A new post is published each week. We hope that, as new articles appear, you will send us your comments, feedback and ideas. Whether you are an aspiring author, a professional in the book publishing arena, or just someone who has an interest in self-publishing, we encourage and would appreciate your input.

If you would like to be a guest author by submitting a post, you can do so by contacting us by email. Book1Blog receives no income from any of the book sales links listed in our right sidebar. Rather, it is our way of saying thank you to the authors for allowing us to use some of their content.

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Happy Holidays from Book1Blog

We are going to take a two week break from our weekly blog postings - long enough to wish each of you a joyous holiday season and an enjoyable start to the New Year.

We will be back with our next post on January 7, 2013.

Until then, best wishes to all of you.


Book1Blog Welcomes Bobbi Linkemer

We are extremely pleased and feel very fortunate to announce that Bobbi Linkemer is joining Book1Blog as a contributing author to our blog posts. Bobbi is an accomplished ghostwriter, book writing coach and editor; and is the author of 16 books, including a step-by-step workbook on How to Write a Nonfiction Book: From planning to promotion (now in its seventh edition).

With over 40 years experience in the industry, her knowledge and experience regarding book writing will translate into some very informative posts. Many of her previous articles have appeared in corporate and university publications, trade and national business press. In addition, she has been the owner of a creative consulting firm for the past 20 years.

Bobbi's first post will appear next week and is titled, "Five Mistakes New Authors Often Make." We are sure you will find this post a thought-provoker, so don't miss it.

Bobbi, welcome to Book1Blog. We are delighted to have you as part of our growing family of book writing and coaching professionals.


Introducing Karen Hodges Miller

Book1Blog is extremely pleased to introduce Karen Hodges Miller, who will be joining us as a feature guest author in future posts. Karen has over 25 years of experience as a writer, editor and publisher, working with entrepreneurial authors who want to realize their dreams of writing and publishing.

Her experience as a freelance business reporter gives her a fresh outlook on the creative world of writers and the practical world of business owners - something she brings with her in the variety of workshops and seminars she conducts each year.

Karen is the founder of Open Door Publications, LLC, a company that has helped dozens of authors bring their own ideas to market. She is the author of "Finish Your Book! A Time Management Guide for Writers," published in 2010 and will be releasing her latest book, "Sell Your Book, 100 Tips and Tactics," in April 2012.

We look forward to the wonderful information Karen will be sharing with us in the months ahead. Her first post, titled "10 Tips to Finishing Your Book," will be published early next week. Karen, it's great to have you with us.

Book1Blog Welcomes New Guest Author, Robbi Hess

We are delighted to announce that Robbi Hess has joined our cadre of contributing professional guest authors on Book1Blog. Robbi uses a combination of writing and publication skills and experience to provide counsel, guidance and hands-on assistance to aspiring authors, writers and entrepreneurs.

As a published author herself, as well as a professional editor, experienced blogger and social media expert, Robbi helps clients better define their message(s) and express it through books, websites, newsletters, blogs, and other online and print media.

Her first post, on guidelines to follow when self-editing your work, will be published tomorrow. In it, she offers some terrific tips on how to effectively edit something you have written. It will be a must read for anyone interested in self-publishing a book. We welcome Robbi and look forward to her sharing her knowledge in future posts as well.

Introducing Karrie Ross

Book1Blog is delighted to announce that Ms. Karrie Ross is joining our guest authors list and will be sharing her knowledge and expertise in upcoming posts over the next weeks and months.

Karrie is a professional graphic designer with over 27 years experience, and is nationally recognized for her eye-grabbing book design of covers and interiors. In addition, she offers consulting, branding and promotional guidance to authors and others in the self-publishing industry. She has served as a juror for book design sections of award shows, is a continuing contributor to several industry-standard newsletters and blogs, and is frequently interviewed as an authority by various publishing publications.

As an award-winning author herself, Karrie has a great understanding  of what new and even seasoned authors need to know about creating successful book branding and a web presence. We think her posts will make a wonderful addition, and it is with great pleasure that we welcome her to our blog. Look for her first post later this week.

Book1Blog Welcomes Dana Lynn Smith

Book1Blog is pleased to welcome Dana Lynn Smith as a guest author.

Dana Lynn Smith Photo Dana is a nationally recognized book marketing coach and author of The Savvy Marketer Guides, a series of ebooks and audio programs for authors and independent publishers. Drawing on her 15 years of publishing experience and degree in marketing, she specializes in developing marketing plans for nonfiction books and helping authors learn how to promote their books online.

Authors tell us that successful book marketing is the most difficult challenge they face after their book is published. Dana's expertise and knowledge will be terrific additions to this blog, and we look forward to her posts in the weeks ahead.

Look for Dana's first post next week. And Dana, it is great to have you with us.