If you have a popular blog, you might want to consider consolidating your blog posts into a Kindle ebook.
If you don’t keep working on your blog, and publishing fresh new content, your following will soon dwindle. Keeping your blog relevant and interesting and your followers engaged takes a massive effort. You also have to deal with new sites coming from nowhere and stealing all your traffic and your fans.
The great thing about creating a book from your blog posts is that your book will last forever and the sales of it can continue to roll in year after year. Once you’ve written and published your book, it’s done and you don’t need to think about it anymore.
However, creating a book from your blog posts isn’t as simple as just cutting and pasting them together. Though you can use a lot of the same content you need to edit and refine your posts to make them book-worthy.
The best way to start is to think about a specific topic or theme. If you can find a niche audience you can market to them directly, so the more particular you can be the easier it will be to find buyers for your book.
Once you have decided on your topic, you need to sift through the best posts from your past blogs that cover it. Remember your ebook doesn’t have to be very long. Around 25 Kindle pages would make a booklet which you could sell for several dollars.
So once you have found some great content, you need to consider how you will structure your book. A book should be read from start to finish so there needs to be a flow. Start with an introduction, and end with a conclusion. You’ll probably need to tweak your posts to cut out the introductions and conclusions in them individually so that your book reads seamlessly. You’ll also need to do more practical things like remove links.
It’s also a good idea to pad out your ebook with fresh new content. This means that you can market it to your current subscribers. Also if your readers do decide to buy your book they won’t feel cheated that it’s just a carbon copy of things that they have already read for free.
Turning your blogs into a book can also help boost your subscribers as you can include a link encouraging them to do so at the end of it so it could enable you to further monetize your blog.
So, if you have a blog, it just makes good sense to turn your posts into an ebook. The lion’s share of the work is already done and it can be a great way to make a steady income and generate more leads for you too.