Question: I’ve heard about writers “blogging their book” before publishing it, to draw attention to it. What are your thoughts?
Answer: Yes, some people do blog their book (usually just part of the book, not the whole thing) before publishing it.
I blogged parts of two books, and the posts serve to draw readers into my topic, and then point them to my books.
Some people turn blog posts into a book, while others blog parts of their book once they have written it, and a few people blog the book as they write it.
This works great with nonfiction and memoir, but it’s difficult to pull off for fiction. (See my post, “How to Blog Your Fiction Book.”)
Learn more about writing and publishing in Peter’s upcoming book: The Successful Author: Discover the Art of Writing and Business of Publishing, available November 2019.