Tumblrs with book deals – gutenbait?
by Josh Kimball
(Updated 7.6.09 – added a couple of blogs with deals)
Below is a list (by no means exhaustive) of tumblrs that are now available in lovely printed form. I’ve also included a number of near-tumblrs – simple, single-concept tumblr-like blogs that are as much about images and an idea as they are about prose. Is like half of all book-reading now being done on the toilet or something?
Anyway, I informally propose blogs of this type and flavor henceforth be called Gutenbait (Digg-bait for the gutenberg-era).
*Look at this fucking hipster – St. Martin’s
*This Is Why You’re Fat – HarperStudio
*Hot Chicks with Douchebags (this should have been a Tumblr) – Simon Spotlight
*FML – Michel Lafon Publishing
*Pets Who Want to Kill Themselves – Three Rivers Press
*Rules for My Unborn Son – St. Martin’s
*Texts from Last Night – Gotham
*Sleeveface – Artisan Workman
*Cake Wrecks – Andrews McMeel Publishing
I’d like to recommend for bookization:
*Goths in Hot Weather
Furthermore, Give Us A Book Deal offers a regular stream of idiotic book deal-bait tumblr ideas such as “Rules for My Future Dog” and “Slutty Ninjas.”