When a blog becomes a book it is apparently called a Blook. Over the years this has become a bit of a trend, possibly because it is a cheap way of writing a book, there is already an established readership, and the book feeds off the blog and visa versa.
If you have a blog there are a number of websites that will self publish your musings. Some blogs get picked up by mainstream press when it has generated enough interest to warrant a book.
Recent titles that the library has bought are:
Petite Anglaise writing a blog while living in Paris with a new baby was a way for this author to alleviate the boredom and give Francophiles some enjoyment at the same time.
Craft hope : Handmade crafts for a cause This blog has encouraged readers to make handmade items for charities. This book includes many of these projects alongside where to donate.
Miss Masala : real Indian cooking for busy living Inspired by her blog “Cookery Goddess” Millika Basu reveals secrets to Indian cooking
A life in frocks : a memoir Author of thecraftyminx blog, Kelly Doust shares her love affair with fashion
Stuff white people like : the definitive guide to the unique taste of millions Directly uplifted from the blog of the same name this is a sartorial take on the things white people like, including free trade coffee and biking to the farmers market.
Awkward family photos We all have them – and they are often very bad. Another book taken directly from the blog of the same name.
The sartorialist People on the street who look great
Baghdad burning II : more girl blog from Iraq an older title and perhaps one of the first blogs to be turned into a book, it follows the day-to-day life of a teenage girl during the Iraq war.