Have you ever wondered why book bloggers do what they do? Author and blogger, Jo Linsdell, is joining us today to tell us why we do what we do 🙂
Thinking of jumping into the world of book blogging? This post is for you.
I started blogging in 2006 and post regularly to both my personal website www.JoLinsdell.com and www.writersandauthors.info. One topic I always enjoy blogging about is books. It’s my passion. I’m an author, illustrator, and book cover designer. Books are my job, but also my favourite hobby. I’m an avid reader and love discovering new authors.
From a business point of view, blogging is a great way to increase your audience, sell products, and establish yourself as an authority in the book world.
Is book blogging for you?
Books are your life.
If you’re an avid reader and feel the need to tell people about the books you read, starting a blog is a great outlet.
You like a challenge.
Being a book blogger is perfect if you enjoy challenging yourself and learning new things. Aside from all the awesome stuff you’ll pick up from reading books, you’ll also learn a lot about technology, design, marketing, and a whole host of other topics. As internet, and how it’s used, is constantly evolving you’ll never have the chance to get bored, and will constantly be adding to your skill set.
You want to improve your reading.
As Stephen King once said “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.”
You want to make money doing something you love.
As with any business project you need to research and implement various strategies to find the combination that works for you, but it is possible to make a reasonable earning from blogging about books. There are lots of affiliate programmes you can sign up for, and numerous other ways to monetize your blog.
You want to be part of a community.
The book blogger community is amazing! Uniting with others to share your love of books, offering reading recommendations, discussing your latest read . . . and for the most part, the book community is incredibly supportive and friendly. Connect with other book addicts and share your love of reading.
You want free books.
It’s a nice perk of the job 😉
About Jo Linsdell . . .
Jo Linsdell is the author of numerous books, including: the serial fiction KOSMOS, How To Be Twittertastic, Virtual Book Tours: Effective Online Book Promotion From the Comfort of Your Own Home, Italian for Tourists, A Guide to Weddings in Italy, Out and About at the Zoo, Fairy May and The Box. She is also the illustrator of the A Birthday Clown for Archer series (written by Kathy Mashburn) and the Jasmine Dreams series (written by Maria Rochelle).
She is the founder and CEO of Writers and Authors and Promo Day. Linsdell studied A-levels in Business Studies, History and Art and has won several awards in her career. She was named the Who’s Who in the writing industry in 2009.