From the blog to the book

From the blog to the book is a reprint of a NY Times Article. A blogger writing a book? Isn’t there something strangely converse going on here? After all, people visit blogs because — instead of being static, like books — they’re regularly updated, sometimes on the hour.

True, but I’m Not the New Me is joining a growing list of born-from-blog book deals. Over the last few years, this genre has produced everything from novels and memoirs, such as Mimi Smartypants’ The World According to Mimi Smartypants, and how-to manuals like The Weblog Handbook by renowned San Francisco blogger Rebecca Blood. Actor Wil Wheaton has even published two books compiled from entries off his popular Web log.