Books written by bloggers have become quite the sensation in the past few years. The art of transferring content from blogs to books, whether they be physical or digital, has promoted many a blogger into the spotlight. But there are some truly exceptional individuals whose passion has been so great that it has culminated in them writing books that made it onto best seller lists.
Today, we’ll be talking about the books written by these remarkable people.
1- Humans of New York: Stories
Let us start with the most obvious on our list, Brandon Stanton’s project started in 2010 with the goal of creating a photographic census for the city of New York. In just a few years, his Facebook page, Humans of New York became a ridiculously popular blog and in 2013, that blog was transformed into a book that remained on the NY Times best seller list for an astoundingly long period – forty five weeks!
2- The 4-Hour Work Week
Written in 2007 by Tim Ferriss at a time when his blog was establishing itself due to its fast growth rate, The 4-Hour Work Week and its follow-ups have all reached bestseller status. Today, Tim Ferriss’ blog has grown to become the number one destination for CEOs and adventurers looking for management and leadership blogs. How? Simple; Tim Ferriss is an expert at practicing what he preaches and every strategy provided in his book was used by him for its promotion.
3- Escape From Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur
The blog that started as a coaching class assignment for writer Pamela Slim, turned into a book purely out of need to satisfy her own personal challenges.
By realizing the dissatisfaction she noticed was abound in the corporate world, Pamela targeted those people that were looking to quit ‘cubicle nation’ and start up entrepreneurship. The book provides this group of people with wisdom from her own career as well as from others on the ins and outs of owning a business.
4- ProBlogger: Secrets to Blogging Your Way To A 6 Figure Income
Our last bestseller book is one about something you all might be wondering about right now: how exactly do you make money from blogging. Darren Rowse co-wrote this book together with Chris Garrett, provides all the secrets to earning a living off of a blog.
Books by bloggers are definitely capable of making it to best seller lists, provided you’ve got the right amount of passion. But it’s not just an overnight process as with most things; persistence is required. Most popular book blogs are owned by authors who are persistent and talented. Head on over to the forums and get in touch with some of these bloggers and find out about their experience with book blog writing.