A few days back, blogfamous writer Dooce posted her side of a story in which she alluded to a lawsuit regarding a contract, and that the settlement eradicated her faith in the publishing industry.
A few searches reveals that she was sued for breach of contract by Kensington for backing out of a two-book deal because the editor she had been working with was no longer with Kensington.
Some bloggers are discussing how much the publishing industry sucks, and others are pooh-poohing the whole thing as the histrionic ramblings of someone who gets far too much attention for nothing in the first place.
Other bloggers are discussing whether blog-to-book deals have jumped the shark. Personally, I’m thinking that the time when you could count on potentially making a living off your blog have long past; there’s a lot of people writing online and not really enough readers to visit every blog!
Many of the folks here who have blogs were writers first who use their sites as tools to market themselves and interact with fans. The book-to-blog trend makes sense. But what about blog to book?