Category Archives: blog to book

Stories about authors going from blog to book, and strategies for converting blogs to books.

The Naked Author – Tales of the Blooksphere

Despite commentator hand wringing over the advisability and viability of blog to book projects, the practice continues to grow and evolve.  An example of the blog novel was reported in the Sigla blog and featured the writings of Declan Burke, an … Continue reading

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The Blook Network – Farewell to the Slush Pile

Blog networkshave been around for awhile and represent a new form of online publishing – functioning as online magazines or newspapers.  In earlier posts, I have talked in general terms about how blog networks might serve as the foundation for … Continue reading

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Non-Fiction Blook Mechanics Part 2: Organizing Posts into Manuscripts

In an earlier post (“Non-fiction Blook Mechanics Part 1: Blook by Design“), we discussed several ways to structure a blog to resemble the structure of a book.  For example, using category labels that could double as a table of contents.  Taking … Continue reading

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Non-fiction Blook Mechanics Part 1: Blook by Design

Blooks – books based on a blog – are becoming more and more popular.  Authors, especially unpublished authors, can benefit from blogging their material first as a way to build an audience for their work.  There are enough blog to book … Continue reading

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Why Every Author Should Blog

First consider the size and structure of the blogosphere.  The popularity of blogs has soared in the last few years.  There are now over 100 million blogs tracked by Technorati, which doesn’t even include the more than 70 million Chinese … Continue reading

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The First Wikipedia

Wikipedia has popularized the notion of a major reference being created by the crowd – unpaid individuals contributing their knowledge to be viewed and edited by others in a more or less continuous evolutionary process.  According to (what else!) the … Continue reading

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Emerging Blook Motifs

Blog to book stories are becoming more commonplace.  We have chronicled a number of such examples, and you can find a virtual library of blog to book stories on Blooking Central.  Some of these were serendipitous, but more and more writers, … Continue reading

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The Blookable Podcast – An Angle I Hadn’t Considered

Blook Looks by Cheryl Hagedorn Cheryl Hagedorn authors Blooking Central, which examines published books to discover what makes for a blookable blog. Kathleen Dixon Donnelly’s first blook, Gypsy Teacher: Dixon Donnelly @ Sea, is a collection of posts to her … Continue reading

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It’s a Blook, it’s a Blipt . . . it’s a Blovie – The Unlikely Journey of Diablo Cody

Future Perfect Publishinghas often reported on blog to book stories.   But none is as unusual as that of Diablo Cody.  Diablo Cody, a pen name for Brook Busey-Hunt, graduated with a degree in media studies from the University of Iowa … Continue reading

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The Book of Enemy – Cautionary Tale of a Collaborative, Multimedia Blook

Blook Looks by Cheryl Hagedorn Cheryl Hagedorn authors Blooking Central, which examines published books to discover what makes for a blookable blog. In late August of this year, Steve Garfield posted at Off on a Tangent about an exciting new … Continue reading

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