Twitter Books

No mention of where the revenues for this will go.

There’s a lot of banter around about how print is dying and the net is taking over.  Here’s a couple more ways in which print and the web are in symbiosis.

First, James Bridle at BookTwo.org says:

Well, someone had to do it, and I think I’m the first. I’ve archived my first two years of twittering to a hardback book.

Image below.  I’m glad it has been typset so well.  Its reminiscent of Things Our Friends Have Written on the Internet.

James Brindle archived two years of twitters into a hardback book.  Photo by STML
James Brindle archived two years of twitters into a hardback book. Photo by STML

Meanwhile, Adam from downBOUND has edited HeadTweets, a book of Old Wives Tales/Conventional Wisdom on the subject of headaches.  The pithy one-liners are the the perfect contributions to solicit online, and Twitter seems the perfect tool for the job.

Note here how the web doesn’t short-circuit the entire publication process.  These are projects that still require an editor (maybe not so much in James’ case) and a designer in order to make them readable.

Update

The ridiculously huge Daily Dish blog will be self-publishing a book version of the popular A View From Your Window feature.  No mention of where the revenues for this will go.

Update December 2009

There will be no revenues for the Daily Dish book.  Its a labour of love.

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