Monday, October 09, 2006

Blogs to books: A six-figure industry?

CNET "Bloggers are scoring rich paydays by turning their online diaries into books, but some publishers say the craze could fizzle out with a glut of new titles destined to yield disappointing sales.
Penguin became the latest to jump on the bandwagon when it bought 'La Petite Anglaise,' the memoirs of Catherine Sanderson, who was fired by her company because of her blog, in one of the more hotly discussed acquisitions this week at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
'The blogs should be almost incidental to us as publishers,' said Katy Follain, publisher at Penguin imprint Michael Joseph, which bought 'La Petite Anglaise.' "

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