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Dharma, blogging, book deals: recent news!

posted by cassmaster

Three great non-dharma-related blogs scored book contracts this month: Stuff White People Like struck a deal with Random House, Bent Objects with Running Press, and, my personal favorite, Not Eating Out in New York, signed up with Gotham Books. I like the “consuming less, eating more” tagline of this last blog, and the idea that this will be a cookbook designed with tiny Brooklyn kitchens in mind. (Check out the Obama Rolls: tasty, if politically incorrect!) So, three cheers for all these writers.
Dharma Bloggers: you have your work cut out for you. It’s time a Buddhist blog-based book deal was struck, and I want to see drafts of book proposals from each of you by this time next week. I’m not kidding. Please submit all proposals electronically to the Emma Sweeney Agency, attn: Eva Talmadge.
To help with the writing, here’s a great web resource: Backspace. They have a nice long excerpt up from thriller writer David Morrell, which won’t help any of you in scoring your blogs-to-riches deals, but may help the fiction writers among us re-examine what we think we’re doing, exactly, and above all why. And then get back to writing blogs.

Finally, if you’re ever bored in blog-land and looking to surf the Dharma web, here’s a nice set of links: the 2008 Blogisattva Awards, featuring some of the best Buddhist bloggings (aside from this page, of course) to be found anywhere.
Now get to work.

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Stillman Brown

posted March 28, 2008 at 11:16 am

Ya know the smack? Well, you just layed it down Eva.

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posted March 29, 2008 at 11:24 am

Lord, thank you for this blog…so I can be a Buddhist in Queens AND love Project Runway?! I hump this blog. Keep up the good work…and I will see you all at a dharma talk very soon

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Ethan Nichtern

posted March 29, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Don’t hump the blog Sarah. It’s very delicate. OK, well maybe hump it gently if you have to.

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posted March 29, 2008 at 4:36 pm

Ladies & germs, the One City blog has passed the “Can they take a hump-joke” test. They win addition to my blogroll and my presence at a Monday mtg! Smell ya then!

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Ethan Nichtern

posted March 29, 2008 at 6:28 pm

That wasn’t much of a test, grasshopper. See you Monday. Hope we don’t have to give you a timeout during meditation. You seem a bit…rambunctious :~)

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Ellen Scordato

posted March 30, 2008 at 12:20 pm

stuff white people like kinda made my head hurt — i actually wrote to that guy a while back to see if he was interested in a book deal!
spurned for a larger house, alas. . .
but i have been digging the Bloggisattva award list. Next year we are ON it.

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posted March 30, 2008 at 1:40 pm

hump comments! awesome.

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posted March 30, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Agreed, Eva. hump comments are, in fact, awesome. Maybe even rad.

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