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NEW: 3rd Edition of the ProBlogger Book Available [Free Webinar for Early Birds]

Posted By Darren Rowse 13th of March 2012 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

problogger-book-3rd-edition.jpegIn May of 2008, ProBlogger the book (yep, the real hard-cover book) was released. It was a collaboration between myself and co-author Chris Garrett, and published by Wiley Publishing.

The goal of the book was to summarize much of the writing that Chris and I had been blogging on our blogs—to present bloggers, particularly those at the start of their journeys, with a logically ordered guide to blogging for profit.

The book did really well—it was in the top 100 books on Amazon for a while—and Wiley immediately began to talk with Chris and I about an updated edition.

In 2010 we released the second edition. There were a hundreds of small updates through the book but we also added a case study chapter that walked readers through how I built Digital Photography School up to be my biggest blog. There was also an added chapter on social media.

Today I’m pleased to announce a third edition has just been released. You can grab your copy today on Amazon here as a paperback for $16.32 and here for Kindle for just $9.99.

The third edition again has loads of small updates, including updates on the case study chapter to bring it right up to date on the last couple of years (particularly updates on how we’ve made a transition to selling ebooks as the major source of income).

There is also a new chapter on building community and deepening reader engagement on your blog.

Lastly we’ve added a chapter on going beyond your blog, which explores using your blog to open up other opportunities including book deals, consulting, speaking opportunities, landing a job, new businesses, membership sites, and more.

This new edition is now around the 300 page mark—loads of content, much of it new, particularly for those of you with the 2008 first edition.

Bonus webinar for early-bird buyers

If you pick up the Kindle version in the next week, we’re adding a special bonus: a webinar.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday March 20 at 7pm US Eastern Time, and will last an hour. It will feature myself and Chris Garrett, and the topic will be The Pillars of ProBlogging.

In the webinar Chris and I will walk through four key areas of successful, profitable blogging, and will give some practical tips. We’ll also open up for questions at the end.

The webinar will be recorded for anyone who can’t make the live webinar (or if those who register exceed 1000 in number) but it will only be available to those who buy the book.

To register for the webinar

Here’s what you need to do to register for the webinar:

  1. Purchase either the paperback or kindle version of the book (grab the paperback or kindle versions here).
  2. Email our publisher, Wiley, with proof of purchase. You can email them either a scanned receipt or a screenshot from your computer of the email confirmation if you buy online. These need to be sent to Wiley at [email protected] before midnight on Sunday 18 March.
  3. We will send you details of where to register for the webinar in the lead-up on 20 March.

Looking forward to seeing you at the webinar!

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Darren

    I’m headed to amazon right now to purchase your book, cant wait to read it

  2. Great! Want to buy, but no pdf version?

  3. I placed my pre-order with Amazon already and JUST can’t wait to get it! :)

  4. Jason B. says: 03/13/2012 at 8:40 am

    Hi, tried to buy, but I am in the UK. Seems Amazon can’t/won’t sell Kindle edition to uk?

  5. I’m in! But I’m concerned about the webinar time, sometimes I miss webinars because I’m at work. Will you have a replay?

    Thank you,


  6. Is this offer open to UK residents? I would buy mine from the UK amazon site – is this a problem? Doubt it but thought I’d check.

    Thanks – looking forward to the book.

  7. Congratulation! Wish you success with the 3rd edition of this book.

  8. Is the webinar available for me if I buy your book from iBooks?

  9. Congratulations Darren, best of luck with your new book. I’m farily new to the blogging world and I’ve been learning a lot from your site, keep on the good work!

  10. oh thanks for posting this amazing book now i am interested to get the book in my hand.

  11. Hi there Darren

    I have just downloaded the kindle version for iPad and am so looking forward to devouring it.

    well done and I wish you all the best with this. (though I am sure you don’t need my wishes :)

    kindest regards


  12. Hi Darren,

    I was wondering if a PDF or ePub version will be available any time soon? I do not own a kindle (and don’t plan to) and paperback is just not my cup of tea. I believe I speak in the name of many. Thank you!

  13. Congrats for the third addition, just bought it, will look for the webinar.

  14. Congrats..Thanks for the book, one book for your Blogging Success..gotta grab this one right now :)

  15. Just purchased and can’t wait to read it! Great work, and thanks.

  16. I saw someone distributing a copy of “ProBlogger Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income” to everyone he came across. Was it legal? I mean if someone bought your book will he/she gets authority to distribute their copy to others?

    In no more than 6minutes he got more then 50 response in his thread asking to email the copy to them. I was shocked when I saw it for first time but in real he was distributing it publicly?

    • Not if he wasn’t representing the publisher, Wiley, then it wasn’t legal. Buying a book does not give anyone the right to distribute it unless they are special cases like private label rights etc which I don’t think Wiley is in the business of creating ;)

  17. Gemma W. says: 03/13/2012 at 11:35 pm

    Sounds good. But I already pre-ordered the paperback from Amazon UK on the 6th of March. Does this mean I won’t get access to the webinar?

  18. I went to Amazon.co.uk and bought my Kindle copy from there, however it was about £3 more than the iBooks edition which is somewhat annoying, but I’m sure the webinar will be worth £3!

    I’ve started reading already and I’m really enjoying the book, nice update guys :)

  19. It is a great opportunity to have access to a webinar with you guys :)

  20. great book…I’ll buy a copy for myself

  21. Congrats Darren Party :D

  22. A lot of questions… probably won’t get through to this but does the early bird webinar apply if I buy the eBook for my Barnes and Noble Nook?

    I’m going to go ahead with it because I don’t see why not. Darren’s a real nice guy ;) e-mailed ya once and you were really helpful.

    Keep up the great work! Even though I’ve been blogging for three years, there’s no reason for me not to return to this website :D

    • Hi Alex, I ordered the hard copy and once I received my email confirmation, I took a screenshot of the order confirmation and sent to their publisher, Wiley. Send to Wiley at [email protected] before midnight on Sunday 18 March – they’ll fix you up with details for the webinar registration.

      I had the first copy in paperback and it brought me such luck, and being the semi-superstitious person I am, I wouldn’t order any other way :)

      • I probably would order it in paperback as well, but Amazon won’t ship for another 2 – 3 weeks in Canada :(

  23. Hey Darren,

    I’ve been a long-time follower and just purchased my very first copy of the Problogger book from Amazon after seeing the announcement. I can’t wait to learn all the Problogger secrets and for the upcoming webinar. Congratulations! :)

  24. I just bought the 2nd edition it seems. I read the first years ago. There is a tonne of blogging advice online. Even though I like the posts here I’m not going to buy into a third edition so soon. I’ve yet to get into anything new from the 1st to the 2nd editon of the book. But, I admit, I’m not far into it yet.

  25. Chris says: 03/15/2012 at 3:55 pm

    Is there somewhere I can buy this in Melbourne, Australia?

  26. Congratulations! cant wait to buy this amazing book.

  27. I’m going to go ahead with it because I don’t see why not. Keep it up your good work…!Even though I like the posts here I’m not going to buy into a third edition so soon.

  28. You might want to update the Kindle price on this page or on Amazon. On amazon, it shows “Kindle Edition $13.74”. Excited to read this book. Thanks, Darren!

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