Book blogs' buzz grows louder

The Christian Science Monitor is covering Book Blogs. Although no one's exactly sure how influential they are, bloggers have become the new darlings of the publishing industry. They're getting free review copies, landing interviews with prestigious authors, and trying to boost obscure writers - especially writers in the literary fiction world where John Irving is a bigger name than John Grisham.

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Book Blush?

Wow...the Christian Science Monitor is more squeemish about the vernacular than I thought... are they ever so delicately referring to bookslut here? Too funny!"There are a few crazies," admits Jessa Crispin, the Chicago-based creator of a high-profile blog with a risqué name ("book" plus a vulgar term for a woman of loose morals). "I have gotten the odd marriage proposal - four or five," she adds.

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