Tuesday, March 07, 2006

The Lulu Blooker Prize

Not too long ago, the blog-to-book idea sprouted on the Web, encouraging writers of all ages and stages to try their hand at step-by-step book writing. Why, Blogger.com even has a Guide Page for those who dream of getting a book deal.

Now that blog-inspired books abound, awards and recognition are definitely afoot.

Make way for the Lulu Blooker Prize, ladies and gents. It's the world's first literary prize devoted to "blooks": books based on blogs or websites. It will give awards to three categories:

• Fiction
• Non-Fiction
• Comics

Prizes total $4,000:
• $2,000 to an overall winner
• $1,000 to the other category winners

The Lulu Blooker Prize is sponsored by Lulu, the world's fastest-growing provider of print-on-demand books, including an increasing number of blooks.

Entry to the 2006 Lulu Blooker Prize is now closed. The short-list for each category will be announced March 6, 2006, and the winners will be announced April 3, 2006. Entry will soon reopen for the 2007 Blooker Prize.

Itching to join the 2007 Blooker? Read the Blooker Blog regularly and sign up for their newsletter.

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