Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Big Genealogy Blog Book

It's here!


Whew! The Big Genealogy Book is here! And you can read it! Or stare at it! Or put it on your virtual shelf and forget about it! But the point is that it's done and I completed a genealogy goal. It feels nice.

Here's the lowdown:

Chapter 1: Why Start a Genealogy Blog?
Chapter 2: Six Blogging Myths
Chapter 3: Tips for Writing Good Blog Posts
Chapter 4: How to Get More Blog Readers
Chapter 5: How to Get More Blog Comments and Mentions
Chapter 6: Quality Control: A Blogger's Checklist
Chapter 7: Jump Start Your Genealogy Blog: 52 Ideas, 52 Weeks
Chapter 8: 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy
Chapter 9: 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History
Chapter 10: 25 Great Topics for Genealogy Society Blogs
Chapter 11: 20 Blog Topics for Professional Genealogists

The Big Genealogy Blog Book is available as a PDF download or in EPUB format from Lulu.com (NOOK and iBookstore coming soon). It is also available for Kindle from Amazon.com.

Having a genealogy blog has really enhanced my family history research and my social life. I've made so many friends and met so many cousins. Blogging is really quite easy and very rewarding. 

I preach about genealogy blogging whenever I can. Sometimes I'm met with trepidation, genuine technological fear and many excuses. I wrote The Big Genealogy Blog Book to meet that audience. It won't  be a bestseller, but if we can get a few more active genealogy blogs out of the effort, then I have done my part.

The Big Genealogy Blog Book
Lulu.com PDF and EPUB
$2.99 (or your country's equivalent)

Thanks for everyone's encouragement along the way.


40 comments:

  1. Hi, Amy, congratulations on your publication. It sounds great. I look forward to reading it in more detail and getting further ideas for better blogging.

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  2. Congrats Amy, I am sure it is spectacular!

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  3. Brilliant! Can't wait to read it!

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  4. Looking forward to the Nook edition and reading it ALL!! Congrats Amy! Awesome accomplishment!

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  5. WOOT! Congrats Amy!!! Definitely will be buying this! Would love to see a future post on the publishing process!

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  6. Great! Isn't it wonderful to be making an announcement? I will wait for the nook or iBook version

    Congrats!
    Midge

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  7. Congrats Amy!! Waiting for the nook version also.

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  8. Congratulations, Amy! I'm interested in a Nook version too. You rock!

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  9. Yeah! I just purchased the PDF version. Looking foward to sitting down and reading it!

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  10. Congratulations- just purchased Kindle version.

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  11. That is SO COOL - congratulations! I'm off to purchase the pdf version now.

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  12. Congrats Amy! It is now on my Kindle and it looks great but I have to go to work so now have to put it down now....

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  13. Congrats Amy, I'm off to download a copy to my Kindle.

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  14. Congratulations, Amy - what a wonderful achievement! When I get my iP ... present for Christmas, I'll download a copy.

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  15. Congrats, Amy! I can't wait to sit down and read it. What a great accomplishment!

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  16. Congratulations, Amy! I'm going to get the iPad version. I am looking forward to reading it!

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  17. Congratulations, Amy. Way to go! I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  18. I bought the Kindle version and it is fabulous. I especially loved your suggestions in the Society section. The blog prompts have already given me some topic ideas and your photographs are divine. Great job!

    I'll post a review for you on Amazon but it probably won't happen until this weekend.

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  19. Congrats, Amy! Just purchased it for my Kindle and look forward to reading it!

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  20. This is SO cool! Thanks for all your "52 weeks" lists. I always MEANT to keep a list of those for later use - now I don't have to. Also love that it's available for Kindle - I can now have it with me everywhere since I have the Kindle app for my phone and iPad. :-)

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  21. Amy, Congratulations.

    As a relatively new blogger, this has come at a great time for me. I found a lot of encouragement in your Blogging Myths chapter, and some great tips in the chapter on writing blog posts. Good suggestions for assessing my blog, and lots of ideas for blog posts. All gathered together in one place.

    I love it.

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  22. Great book, Amy! I'm enjoying it very much and know if will help me improve my three blogs.

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  23. Congratulations! What an extraordinary accomplishment. Looking forward to purchasing the book version.

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  24. Congratulations Amy! I just downloaded the Kindle version and look forward to reading it later this evening.

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  25. Congrats! And the chapters look fabulous!

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  26. Way to go! It does feel great to get a book finished and out there, doesn't it? My Kindle version is out there in the ether waiting to be downloaded. I took a peek in the Kindle Cloud, and it looks very nice. Thanks for your work on this, and all your good advice. Your suggestions should make it easier to blog during my busy life!

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  27. Congratulations, Amy! Getting a book published and out into the world is a great feeling. Good job.

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  28. Yay! Congratulations!

    This is like having a baby, except you don't have to get up in the middle of the night or save for its college fund. That's win-win!

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  29. Excellent! I am purchasing the Kindle version. I just LOVE that you've offered it electronically - so many more should do that :-)

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  30. Congrats. Just downloaded to Kindle on my iPad. I look forward to reading it.

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  31. how do i get genealogy advertising for my blog on blog spot? Where do I go. I accidently discovered your site and am so impressed. Thanks
    Good job!

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  32. I bought your new book today. It is excellent! At last, I feel as though someone has sat me down and said "this is what you should write in a blog post, and why."

    So much encouragement in it - you are such a good writer!

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  33. Although I've Been researching my genealogy for almost 10 years now, I am brand spanking new to genealogy blogging, and, well, blogging in general. I've got your book on my kindle and look forward to reading it. I'm sure it will be a great resource with lots of tips to help me along with my new blog. :)

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  34. Hi Amy!

    I bought your book a few days ago and I can't put it down. I will be putting everything to use on my blog right away!

    Thanks a bunch!

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  35. Have a request to present a How To Blog class.......... best resource is your book, Amy. THANKS! That, coupled with Thomas MacEntee's notes and Miriam Robbins' notes and I should be good to go. Double thanks!
    Donna Potter Phillips

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