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6 must-read books for food bloggers

With so many blogging resources out there, which ones are worth a read?

We narrowed it down for you, finding the best of the best books that cover all aspects of food blogging, from starting up a blog, to photography and food writing, to promoting your blog and beyond.

Food Blogging for Dummies

Written by food journalist, stylist, photographer and chef Kelly Senyei, this addition to the classic For Dummies series guides you step by step in the ever-changing food blogosphere. Perfect for anyone who has no idea where to start, it covers all the ins and outs of blogging. Learn how to find your niche, create inspiring layouts, write captivating posts and much more.

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Sally’s Baking Addiction

From one of the most popular food bloggers around, Sally McKenney, this book will ignite your love for baking. Plus, it provides inspiration as a perfect example of food-blogging success. Full of gorgeous photographs and 75 brand-new, no-fuss recipes, this book is sure to motivate you to get in the kitchen to make some delicious creations of your own.

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Will Write for Food

In this fresh, updated edition of the original award-winning book, food-writing instructor Dianne Jacob shares her knowledge of writing (and now blogging) about food and cooking.

The book covers how to write a food blog, cookbooks, food memoirs and more. Her lists of resources are invaluable for beginners, targeted at saving time, money and headaches that come with navigating the always-evolving food media industry.

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The Million Dollar Blog

From entrepreneur, digital strategist and business mentor Natasha Courtenay-Smith, learn everything you need to know to create a stand-out blog. She also shows you how to turn it into a thriving business. With advice from popular bloggers and content strategists, this book will teach you the industry secrets to monetizing your blog and developing your own personal brand.

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Food Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Photographing your creations is a huge part of food blogging, and this is the perfect resource to help you take it to the next level.

In this second-edition book, photographer Nicole Young walks you through everything you need to know to make beautiful digital food images, from setting up lights, to food and prop styling, to post-production editing.

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Best Food Writing 2017

Many food bloggers know that writing posts every day doesn’t always come easy. If you’re looking for a little extra inspiration or simply want to improve your writing skills, here’s where you’ll find the most current, top-tier writing in the industry.

It’s author Holly Hughes’s 18th year of creating this annual compilation of exceptional food writing from all aspects of the culinary world. The book also features profiles of the most intriguing people in the food business today.

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