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.
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.
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.