#276: Repurpose Your Content

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By Shelley Hitz, CJ, Shelley Hitz: Writing Mentor, Author Coach, and Christian Writers. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

If you have published blog posts, podcasts, videos, or have given presentations; you may already have content you can use for your book.

Take a moment to look over the content you have already created to see if you can repurpose it and include it in your book.

For example:

  • Podcasts and videos can be transcribed.
  • Presentation slides can be used as part of your outline.
  • Deleted scenes can be fleshed out and used as a free gift for newsletter subscribers.
  • Journal content can be used when sharing your own story or journey.
  • Even social media posts and emails can be repurposed into content for your books.

Here are a few of my personal examples:

  • My very first book, “Mirror Mirror…Am I Beautiful,” was created from articles on my website.
  • The outline for our book, “Forgiveness Formula,” came from our presentations on the topics that were well received. I also used some of my journal content in this book.
  • “Procrastination to Publication,” was transcribed from one-hour audio and then edited into a book.
  • “Prolific Publisher,” was transcribed from a webinar presentation and then edited into a book.
  • “Self-Publishing Books 101,” was created from blog posts and expanded into a resource many writers have used to self publish their books.

The options are limitless! Don’t forget to consider the content you already have as you write.

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