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3/25/2006 

The world's first literary blook award

The Lulu Blooker Prize is the world's first literary prize devoted to "blooks": books based on blogs or websites. Blooks are warded in three categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction and Comics.
There are all kinds of prizes for books published by traditional publishers. Prizes are one way that people choose what to read. Self-published books aren’t eligible for most of the traditional prizes. Lulu is a printer and distributor of self-published books. I think they are wise to help to build a market for self-published books including prizes open to “blooks” whether printed by Lulu or not.
Entry to the 2006 Lulu Blooker Prize is now closed. This year's winner, selected by 3 judges independent of Lulu.com, will be announced April 3, 2006. I counted that among total 16 finalists, 7 of them are self-published. Below are those 7 :
Stone Cold Guilty - The People v. Scott Lee Peterson by Loretta Dillon
Publisher: self-published through Lulu (paperback, $16.50)
blog site: Observations of a Misfit - www.misfitting.com
Africa Fresh! New Voices from the First Continent - edited by Rod Amis
Publisher: self-published through Lulu (paperback, $15.00)
blog site: G21: The World's Magazine - www.g21.net
Ambidextrous: Collection 1 by Kevin Cornell
Publisher: self-published through Lulu (paperback, $11.99)
blog site: Bearskinrug - www.bearskinrug.co.uk
Comic Strip Volume 1: Scarybear and Friends by Jason Pultz
Publisher: self-published (paperback, $15.00)
blog site: - www.scarybear.org
Dinosaur Comics: Huge Eyes, Beaks, Intelligence, and Ambition by Ryan North
Publisher: self-published through CatPrint (paperback, $8.00)
blog site: Dinosaur Comics - http://www.qwantz.com/
The Dada Alphabet: An Absurdist's Illustrated Primer by Stephanie Freese, David Milloway
Publisher: self-published through Lulu (paperback, $15.00)
blog site: The Dada Detective - www.likelystories.com
Totally Boned: A Joe and Monkey Collection by Zach Miller
Publisher: self-published through Lulu (paperback, $14.95)
blog site: Joe and Monkey - www.joeandmonkey.com
Entry will soon open for the 2007 Blooker Prize. Anybody interested ?

I am only two weeks into blogging and I am beginning to get the hang of it. I found your blog by happenstance and I am finding it most entertaining. I am fascinated by the Blooker prize, it sounds most amusing.

If anyone's interested- my blog refers to my self-published comic book on lulu: We Told You So
http://www.lulu.com/wetoldyouso

thanks for the link! We should find out on monday who takes home the prize. It's a little nerve wracking, I must say.

Sidenote: I felt it important to point out that the Dada Alpabet has one more name attached: Matt Wood, Co-writer.

Thanks again.

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