Increasingly, popular and/or silly blogs are the basis of book deals.
Publishers are going crazy for blogs that take a “lazy, Tom Sawyer approach to authorship” like the hilarious “this is why you’re fat,” reports the New York Times. Come up with a catchy idea, start building a critical mass of readers, and soon people are sending in submissions and the content creates itself.
“Fat” co-creators Jessica Amason and Richard Blakeley scored a six-figure book deal only three weeks after their blog’s creation.
Just a few of the sites already in print or being readied for publication:
- This is why you’re fat
- Stuff white people like
- I can haz cheeseburger
- Pets who want to kill themselves
- Postcards from yo momma