Would You Buy My Blog Book?
Posted on November 16, 2010
I have been quite flattered to receive many messages from people saying that it would be a great idea to publish a “Best of Bob’s Blog” book featuring what have been regarded as either the funniest and most controversial Blogs I have written over the last two and a half years of my life.
Rather painstakingly, I have been transferring my Blogs on to formatted word documents to correct the many spelling and grammar mistakes I have in my armoury, not least my long standing e before i problem, and mistakes with too, two and two, wander and wonder plus their and there amongst others. I have also noticed that when I go in to full scale rant mode that I have missed out whole words and used exclamation marks and question marks in the wrong places.
The problem with publishing this content (which is something I would love to do) is that there is cost associated with it, and I would like to get back the money I lay out if I can. I have been in conversations with an editor and a cartoonist who would create the work before passing it on to print, but obviously this doesn’t come cheap. I am not looking to make a huge profit or anything, but I also don’t want to delude myself, and end up with a load of books I don’t want and a further dent in recession hit bank account.
I have had various contact from publishers who have read my blog and would like to print it, but these are companies with various contractural ties full of false hope that I may well be the next Bill Bryson. Basically they take your money and produce a piece of crap you can’t sell. I am looking to use a local chap who enjoys the blog himself and feels he can represent it with good cartoon illustration, so anyone buying it will get a well presented good quality book for their cash.
If you are a regular reader of this Blog and you would pay between £7.00 and £10.00 for a ‘best of ‘ book please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know of you interest or add a comment below. Like I have said it is not about a profit it is more about personal achievement. If by some miracle it starts to make a profit I will give a percentage of profits to a charity decided by a Blog readers poll.