BYB 041: Tips For Book Publishing From Science Of Parenthood With Norine Dworkin-McDaniel & Jessica Ziegler

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Tips For Book Publishing From Science of Parenthood - Beyond Your Blog Podcast #41

Are you impressed/intrigued when someone publishes a successful book in a short time? Do you wonder how they did it? My guests this week are Norine Dworkin-McDaniel and Jessica Ziegler of the popular blog, Science of Parenthood. They have published 2 books (along with Kate Hall of Can I Get Another Bottle of Whine) in the last 6 months, and will add a third to that tally within the year. Find out how they did so much in a such a short time, plus hear their tips and suggestions for self publishing and hybrid publishing endeavors.

Tips For Book Publishing From Science of Parenthood - Beyond Your Blog Podcast #41

The interview includes

  • How Norine and Jessica took their first two books from concept to published so quickly
  • One step that can be the most difficult in the self publishing process
  • How having more than one author can be helpful during the writing and publishing process
  • The differences between hybrid and self publishing, plus the benefits of each
  • tell-tale sign that you have self published your book
  • Whether print or electronic book versions sell better
  • How to get notifications the next time there is a call for submissions to an upcoming Book of Tweets
  • Thoughts on the seasonality of gift books and how to market around the holidays
  • How they transitioned from an idea for their blog-inspired book to a formal concept
  • Resources for authors publishing their first book (including two in the resources section below that we discussed after the podcast)
  • Personal favorite tweets from The Bigger Book of Parenting Tweets


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Susan Maccarelli

Susan Maccarelli is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a site helping bloggers successfully submit their writing for publishing opportunities beyond their personal blogs. She also offers online training and consulting to new bloggers looking for direction on submitting their writing for publication. Susan has interviewed dozens of editors from publications like The New York Times, Huffington Post, Brain, Child, Chicken Soup For The Soul, The Washington Post, and speaks at many respected writing and blogging conferences.

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