This week’s issue of WritersWeekly.com has something interesting about writers getting book contracts from their blogs. A link is given to Nick Daws’ Writing Blog. Nick says, “So if you have a blog, it’s worth thinking about approaching a few publishers to see if they are interested in turning it into a book. And even if you don’t have a blog, there’s nothing to stop you starting one.” He gives some success stories of bloggers getting book contracts. One he includes is a blog by Dr Suzanne Harris. She has a publisher interested in her new blog at: http://dresstokillonebay.blogspot.com. The blog is described as ‘A woman’s guide to buying clothes on a budget’. I found it fun to read, and she just started her blog a few weeks ago.
This is a very hot topic right now. I’m glad they included this bit of information because I didn’t know about Nick Daws’ Writing Blog, and after reading several of his posts, I am definitely going to visit his blog frequently.
Here is Nick’s link: http://www.mywritingblog.com/writer/2007/05/blog-route-to-publication.html
Another item I found on his blog is about a promotional opportunity for UK writers. It is his April 30th post and here’s a portion about it:
New Promotional Opportunity
A new website offering to help promote authors to UK publishers is launching shortly - and they are offering members of my forum the opportunity to join for free during the launch period.
The site is called OnlyOneChapter.com, and is all about “discovering and promoting new writing talent”.
If you are interested in reading more, here is the link: http://www.mywritingblog.com/writer/2007/04/new-promotional-opportunity.html
By the way, Nick says he doesn’t think there is anything suspicious about this opportunity, but I’d check it out before submitting, just to be on the safe side.