Get discovered on your blog: win a book deal

Publishers are always looking for the next book sensation, and they realize that new writers aren’t aware of how publishing works.

So they’re scouting blogs, hoping to find their next bestselling author.

It’s even happening in India.

Penguin, HarperCollins scout blogs for book ideas reports:

“And there are others chasing your favourite blog that could be the next bestselling paperback. Harper Collins India is keeping an eye on some bloggers as they find extraordinary pieces of writing that are of wider interest.

Says Saugata Mukherjee, senior commissioning editor, HarperCollins Publishers India, ‘I believe that blogs are a great way of discovering an author’s capabilities and although we have not made any offers yet, our first blog book is a possibility sooner than later.’ “

I’ve just published Blogging for Beginners on my Writing Hacker site – discover how you can use blogs. Blogs are amazing instant-publishing tools.

Your Blog: Your Vital Sales And Promotions Tool For 2008

Gotta blog? My ebook, Writing Success with Blogs by Angela Booth, helps you to take the first steps into the new world for writers: instant publishing on blogs.

Your writers’ blog is your must-have branding tool. It also has a very practical use – it’s a writing portfolio. From the ebook: “Before editors will pay you to write, they want to know that you can write. They want clips – copies of material you’ve published. This seems like a Catch-22: you can only get published if you’ve been published. Your writing on your blog can be in lieu of clips. Your blog lets editors gauge your abilities and style, before they put down the cash.”

The book helps you to create your own writer’s blog.

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Angela Booth is a top copywriter, multi-published author, and writing teacher. She offers many guides, courses and classes to help writers to enhance their skills on her websites. She also provides inspiration and motivation for writers on her writing blogs. Angela has been writing successfully since the late 1970s, and was online in the 1980s, long before the birth of the Web. Her business books have been widely published.