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The Book Blogger Platform by Barb Drozdowich


Publisher: Booktrope
Pages: 101
Source: NetGalley
Genre:  Computers & Internet, Professional & Technical
Rating: 3

This is my first non-fiction review. Brace yourselves.



Do you read an insane amount of books? Do you want to write reviews  but you don’t know where to start? Then this is the book for you. Learn how to start and where to start and what it is you are starting.  This book handles everything from layouts, content, domains, monetizing your blog and how to get Advanced Reading Copies (ARC’s). This book is written by the popular blogger Barb Drozdowich. This is a summary of all her most frequently asked questions and with quick and short answers and any other information you might need when starting a blog.

My experience:

I wanted to read this book immediately. It sounded fascinating and I’m always one looking for new statistics I can draw out of the hat when I converse with others.


I expected a more of a business angle when I initially requested this book. A book that would be more like a study guide with the statistics of blogs and blog users but this is a full on manual.

If you are familiar with this space (My blog). Look around see any differences? You bet you do all thanks to this book right here (I sound like a salesperson).

This book gave me basic step-to-step instructions on what to do while also explaining why I should do it and how I should do it. I am a software developer so I do read books like this for homework. This is an informal book of guidelines for beginners or experienced bloggers who would like to learn more from a successful book blogger.

The author is an experienced blogger. She takes you through all the basics a beginner book blogger should know. Notice the word beginner this is not for intermediate level bloggers.

She goes through the layout of the blog. Do’s and don’ts and useful technical advice.


What I liked:

I liked how the author is an experienced blogger and that the tips that are given has been tested and it is a known recipe for a successful blog.

What I did not like:

  1. As a student I must inform those who do not know. Wikipedia is not a reliable source. When quoting statistics from Wikipedia I will be a bit skeptical of the truth your statement holds.
  1. The technical videos did not cover what I would have liked to lean. They are very basic tutorials. I was hoping for more intermediate tutorials.


This book gets 3 pretty little snowflakes.


                            / 5






I am Snow.

One thought on “The Book Blogger Platform by Barb Drozdowich

  1. Good Morning!
    Thanks so much for taking the time to read and review my book! Very much appreciated! You are very correct, this book is at the primer level and a more advanced one is partially written and I hope to have it published closer to the end of the year. The basic stimulus for this particular book was the massive response from the surveys that I’ve done. The first survey of 215 book bloggers back in 2013 and the more recent one of 502 bloggers just finished in January both had a large number of bloggers asking for a primer as there didn’t seem to be one focused at book bloggers – marketing folks and affiliate bloggers had lots to choose from but not book bloggers. I’d love the chance to talk to you about the content for the more advanced book! As you said, the videos are too simple for you – I totally agree – again, they are meant to be at the primer level. I’d love to have you suggest what you feel would below in more advanced videos as well as the content for the more advanced book. Please drop by a line at the email in my signature! I’m always looking for suggestions! And thanks again for the read and the review!


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