If you're familiar with the "Dummies" series of books, you'll understand how helpful and insightful these textbooks can be in dealing with any subject.
That being said, I'm happy to announce that Google Blogger for Dummies is due to hit bookshops on February 3rd. It's available to pre-order now from Amazon.com
(priced at $16.49) and will be available in Barnes and Noble, Waterstones and other bookshops, and also directly from Wiley.
The author, Susan Gunelius, has been kind enough to send me a 60 page preview of this book, complete with a full and detailed table of contents and two sample chapters for my preliminary review. Also, when the book is released early next month, Susan has graciously offered me a copy of the book so that I can review it in it's entirety and offer Blogger Buster readers my insights.
What Google Blogger for Dummies will cover
Being a "Dummies" guide, Google Blogger for Dummies will cover both the basics of using Blogger (creating and setting up a first blog) and also some advanced techniques and insights which even experienced bloggers will find both useful and insightful.
There are 16 chapters in all (plus the "Parts of Tens"): the first five chapters explain how to set up and manage a blog with Blogger, while the remaining chapters offer insight into building a successful blog including advice about social networks, publishing blog posts and managing your template. All of this is written with particular reference to Blogger.
Here is the "At a Glance" Table of Contents of Google Blogger Dummies:
Part I: Introducing Google Blogger
Part II: Using Google Blogger
Part III: Making Money with Blogger
Part IV: Growing Your Audience
Part V: Extending Your Blog
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Furthermore, each chapter is further divided into useful sections which succinctly explain each aspect in detail, accompanied by tips and hints to help you get the most from your blogging experience.
My thoughts so farAfter reading through the sample chapters, I can honestly say I'm looking forward to reviewing the full text. Susan's writing is pleasant and easy to read, while her advices on the "etiquette" of blogging ensure Google Blogger for Dummies explains as much about the experience of effective blogging as it does about using the Blogger platform.
Once I've received my copy and have read this in it's entirety, I will review Google Blogger for Dummies in detail here on Blogger Buster. In the meantime, keep an eye out for this title as it's sure to be landing on the shelves of a bookstore near you.