Writers’ Blogs and Publishing Attention
All you aspiring authors out there, sharpen up your wit and get your snarky comments ready. And if you want to share some dirt about your boss and his corporate expense account, feel free to throw that in as well. The Book Standard has an interesting article about publishers paying attention to writer blogs. The article states “‘Bloggers have an audience; they have a connection with readers,’ acknowledges Sophie Cottrell, associate publisher of Little, Brown, which has one of the hottest current blog-to-print properties: Julie Powell???s Julie and Julia, which is scheduled for release in September. ‘This can provide the publisher with a great, solid foundation of ready-made fans.'”
Check out the complete article here.