11/20/2005 

Path to publication - the new way

The new way to publication is self-publishing. This is generally a four-step processes:
(1) ask experts to critique your work before the publication; then have a book editing software -this could be as simple as Microsoft Word, or downloaded from the publisher;
(2) editing your book by mixing texts, blog entries, pictures or photos;
(3) select book print options -- binding (hardcover or softcover) , cover designs (hardcover book jacket) and book sizes (royal 10x8 or scenic 8x10);
(4) upload your materials to the publisher web site, and wait your book to be published.
After publication, you can sell them in the market to impress people as well as making profits. Sweet and simple when compare to the old way.

11/01/2005 

Chocolate & Zucchini blog signed a book deal with NYC publisher

"Today seems like the perfect day to announce that I have just signed a book deal with a NYC publisher, that I have quit my day job and that I now live the happy life of a full-time writer, working on the book and a miscellany of other projects. Excited, thrilled, gleeful and proud is how I feel -- but most delightful of all, free. There is no price tag on that."
Above was from the entry of Chocolate & Zucchini blog, it looks like the author, Clotilde Dusouler, just signed a book deal.
Clotilde Dusouler is a computer engineer considering a career change to food journalism. She started the Chocolate & Zucchini blog 2 years ago. The blog is beautifully designed, thoughtfully written, and mouth watering. It is now reaches an audience of about 100,00 visitors a month.
Below are author's own words:
"Two years ago today, I hit "publish" on my very first post for Chocolate & Zucchini. I had been toying with the idea for a few weeks, debating with myself whether or not to start my own blog. Of course I didn't have the faintest notion what this would all lead to, what adventures, discoveries, encounters and life changes awaited me".