A Year in Review: Top 10 Book Publishing Posts in 2015

As 2015 winds down and we get ready to boldly move into 2016, here is our annual year in review list. The top ten posts on The Book Blog for 2015 are:

  1. Why We Need a Book Proposal for Every Book We WriteGet Ready For the New Year
  2. Five Steps to Write Back Cover Copy For Your Book
  3. What Do Readers Care About?
  4. The Two Extremes of Self-Publishing: Both Are Wrong
  5. 7 Reasons Why Books Are Rejected
  6. Three Reasons to Comment on Blog Posts – and One Reason Not To
  7. What Email Open Rates Mean
  8. Three Reasons to Comment on Blog Posts – and One Reason Not To
  9. Becoming a Hybrid Author: A Case Study of Author Robin Mellom
  10. The Three Parts of Book Publishing

And here are two more that would have cracked the top 10 list, but they were actually written in 2014. Even a year after they were posted, readers continue to find and enjoy them:

  1. What’s the Difference Between a Category and a Tag on Your WordPress Blog?
  2. WordPress Primer: Seven Tips to Get Started Right and Minimize Confusion

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Top 10 Book Publishing Posts in 2014

Here are the ten most popular posts about book publishing in 2014. The comments are still open, so feel free to add to the discussion.

  1. The First Step in Building Your Platform
  2. Five Things You Can Do With E-Books
  3. Don’t Believe Everything You Hear about Book Publishing
  4. What’s a Widget and Why Do I Want Them on My WordPress Blog?
  5. How to Format Your Book Submission
  6. What’s the Difference Between a Category and a Tag on Your WordPress Blog?
  7. Less is More in Website Design
  8. Five Downsides of Traditional Publishing
  9. Three More Tips for Your Book-Promoting Platform
  10. Where Do We Find Beta Readers?

Thank you for reading these posts and following this blog. May you move your next book closer to publication in 2015.

Which post is your favorite? What one would you recommend?

Top Ten Posts for 2013

Welcome to 2014! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year’s Day. After a two week break, we’ll start the new year by reviewing the top posts from last year. (You can also scroll through all the posts for 2013, starting with the most recent one.)

Here are my top blog posts about book publishing from last year. The comments are still open, so feel free to leave a note. The top ten posts for 2013 are:

  1. Five Things You Can Do With E-Books
  2. Twenty More Articles About Marketing and Promotion
  3. The Primary Error of Self-Publishing: Poor Content
  4. Self-Published Authors Need to be Entrepreneurs
  5. The Second Error of Self-Publishing: A Lousy Cover
  6. Publishing a Book Versus Earning a PhD
  7. What the Movies Teach Us About Publishing
  8. Why Accuracy in Writing is Important
  9. The Ultimate Self-Publishing Guide
  10. Five Downsides of Traditional Publishing

Which is your favorite?

Top Ten Posts from Peter DeHaan Publishing for 2012

Prolific Blogger Shares Top Ten Posts For the Year

Mattawan, Michigan – Here are the ten most popular posts from Peter DeHaan Publishing for 2012. Thank you for reading these posts:

  1. Simultaneous Submissions
  2. Increasing Email Effectiveness
  3. Magazine Growth
  4. Moving Towards HTML5
  5. (this post contained obsolete information and was removed)
  6. Social Media is a Sales Tool, Not a Sales Plan
  7. Double Opt-Out Nonsense
  8. US Mail Delivery
  9. Email Open Rates
  10. Double or Nothing?

[Posted by Peter DeHaan, president of Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]