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Blogging for a Book Deal

by Camella Lobo 


Tags: Books, books and publishers, blogs, media criticism, new media, memes, pop culture, Sarah Hromack, The Brooklyn Rail,

blog to book

If the internet is killing books, the blog to book deal is an ironic reward for blogosphere fame, writes Sarah Hromack in the July/August issue of The Brooklyn Rail:

How strangely anachronistic is it (and yet, extraordinarily telling) that those who participate in perhaps the most monumental democratic exercise ever—and who do so daily, often for a living—would seek to tame the great, unbridled, immaterial beast that is the Internet with some high-gloss stock and two binding boards? How thoroughly odd it is that one would attempt to translate the particular digital reading experience of the Tumblr blog, or Twitter feed, or Facebook update into an analog one.

Source: The Brooklyn Rail 

tom hendricks
8/7/2009 11:24:39 AM

By far the bigger issues is the decline of American mainstream publishing as it becomes more and more consolidated. I encourage UTNE to talk about the more important points. 1. The revolution in the publishing industry against this consolidation. 2. The advocate groups for the revolution 3. The best of the new innovative writers outside of the generic mainstream. 4. Why no one in the media will talk about any of the above