There was a time about 10 years ago when, if you had an awesome blog with a decent following, there was a pretty good chance an editor would be getting in touch with you to talk about a book deal. There was Julie Powell of Julie & Julia fame, who turned her cooking blog into both a book deal and a blockbuster movie starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep. Jen Lancaster went from wittily blogging about unemployment on jennsylvania.com to being the New York Times best-selling author of nine memoirs and five novels. Darren Rowse, who found considerable (albeit meta) success while blogging about blogging at problogger.com, published ProBlogger the Book in 2008. Today, it’s in its third edition, and he runs a podcast, edits two mega-popular websites, and has speaking engagements around the globe.
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