NPR’s Dr. Moira Gunn gets the scoop from Blurb CEO Eileen Gittins (pictured below) on the impulse to bookify, Blurbarians, quacking ducks, and getting your grandfather published.
The Tech Doc gets Eileen talking about crucial differences between books now and then:
It used to be when you wrote a book, you’d have to move to Paris, get the garret, and starve for about three years… a couple weekends ago I sat down with my 11-year-old niece, and made a book of her poetry in about 2 hours.
…and making the mental leap from blog to book.
The blogosphere was exploding, and we were turning from a society of consumers to a society of producers, and from couch potatoes to participants. I thought: Wow, there’s this whole renaissance of creativity and production. Won’t some of that content want to find its way into a book, whether that’s for sharing, archiving, or fundraising?
Listen to the podcast, and bring on those comments.