Blogging – An Author’s Best Friend

blogBlogging is important. I’m not just saying that to justify the time that I spend every week to write up an article, I am saying it because it is true. What a great way for people to get to know you, your work, and your writing skills. It’s a way to gain a following, and to build yourself up. Whether it be as an intriguing and gripping story teller or as a knowledgeable expert on the topic at hand.

Writing fictions books? Put out small excerpts of your books every week. Have people begging to read more and talking about you. If you put out enough interesting and gripping tidbits, chances are that your followers are going to want to buy the book to get the rest of the story. It will also push you to get started on that next book!

Have you written a non fiction book about an industry or skill? Create little tips and hint articles. Let people see that you really are an expert, and the go to person.

You only need to have 1 blog a week, and if you have it integrated with your website, it can even act as a factor in how high your site ranks in the organic searches for online search engines!

A blog should be a way to promote yourself, which should be a way to promote your books. It also allows you to share your story or knowledge with a really broad platform of people from all over the world.

Publishing, whether it be traditional or self publishing, success relies on marketing and promoting. Use this as an easy and readily available tool to do just that. After all, what is stopping you? You know how to write, and you have tons of great ideas, and I’m sure that you have 15 minutes in a week to sit down and put them on to the screen.

You can easily get a free blog from places like WordPress, and they are completely customizable. The sky is honestly the limit when it comes to the different templates out there. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of free ones available. Make your blog feel like home to you. Create a connection with your reader that is worth more than a thousand words!

So what’s stopping you? Get out there and start your blog already!

Building Blogs

We’d like to take a moment to introduce you to our team. These will be the main contributors for most blogs you will see here.

Kevin Lanuke, President and CEO

Kevin Lanuke is the President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and founder of Blitzprint Inc. His experience in business operations, administration and technology management, combined with his strong vision and enterprising attitude, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the print and publishing industries.

His experiences with the innovation of traditional business processes and the implementation of new technologies within existing business models provide other business-minded people with invaluable insight into the world of business, print on demand and electronic publishing.

Continually striving for a competitive edge, Kevin places his printing operations at the forefront of printing technology.  Blitzprint has taken the process one step further, becoming one of the first Canadian companies to offer digital book manufacturing and publishing services.

Kevin de Groot, VP – Plant Manager

Kevin de Groot is responsible for the development of the company’s digital business, as well as overseeing the daily operations of the digital production process and offset operations.

Kevin has developed over 35 years of experience in the printing business, with 20 years focused in the digital arena.  In the past, Kevin’s technical and business abilities have helped him develop a large and loyal clientele base.

Trish Romanchuk, Manager – Book Division

Trish Romanchuk helps writers become authors and authors become publishers.

Her 4 years with Blitzprint’s book division has enabled her to become one of the most experienced self-publishing consultants in Canada. 1000’s of authors have entrusted her to help them with all aspects of the publishing cycle from book layout, print and marketing/advertising consultation.