Book Blogging Ideas From John Kremer
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John Kremer is a human storehouse of ideas and information on writing and promoting books. He’s been in the business for decades and weathered all the enormous changes to the book publishing industry. When John Kremer speaks, authors listen.
Here are just a few of his 101 Ideas To Blog As A Book Author – Updated:
“Ask a provocative question. Encourage people to share their answers in the comments section for that post. Joel Comm once tweeted this question: What would you do if you discovered $100,000 hidden away in your basement? He got 3.5 pages of replies in less than an hour.
Share the genesis of your novel or nonfiction book. How did it come about? What ideas, events, characters, etc. inspired you to write the book?
Interview some of your readers: via Q&A text or via an Internet radio show or via a teleseminar.
Write a blog post using the voice of one of your main characters. For nonfiction authors, write a blog post using the voice of Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, Plato, Teddy Roosevelt, Dr. Oz. Henry David Thoreau or some other famous person in your field.”
I especially like that last idea. It makes me think about “interviewing” William Randolph Hearst, the famous Victorian-age publisher who built an empire, as Wikipedia describes it, “that numbered nearly 30 papers in major American cities at its peak. He later expanded to magazines, creating the largest newspaper and magazine business in the world.”
Wouldn’t Hearst have fascinating opinions about digital publishing and social media? I think so.