Publish and be damned (2)

I posted a while back about self-publishing options and how blogs are providing a voice for many who would not normally find a voice in print*. The current trend for combining the 2 media (web and print) with publishers scouring the blogosphere to find material for their next books of published posts is interesting not least because by transforming blogs to printed media, they lose their interactivity.

As the debate over the concept of blogs initiating dialogue rages on, perhaps it is worth noting that the type of blog that tends to get published isn't the kind of blog that elicits a dialogue within its comments. Are we seeing an early evolutionary split in the blogosphere between provocative and informative/entertaining blogs?

*interesting BBC piece on announcement that the Iraqi author of blog Baghdad Burning has been nominated for BBC Four's Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction


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