Leggy’s got an interesting idea. Make up a book of blog posts:
Here’s my thoughts. We smoky bloggers can put out our own blog books and do with them what we will….
Copyright to anything in this freebie stays with the original authors, Nobody signs away anything. You want to re-use the article in another book, it’s still yours to do with as you will. The only things I’ll have copyright for are the articles I put in and (maybe) the cover image – unless someone else has a better one, in which case copyright to that image will be theirs.
I’m thinking one or two articles per blogger, but I am not running an editorial dictatorship. Everything is open to discussion. My initial thoughts are that we could each put in up to five links to posts, let the readers vote for the best two and put those two into the book. Each post would be marked as copyright of the originator and each will have a link to the writer’s blog.
The posts should avoid being too time-sensitive, perhaps more along the ‘thoughts’ or ‘instructional’ line than the ‘current affairs’ line so that the work doesn’t become out of date. But the final decision is flexible.
Financial requirements – zero. This costs nothing but time and not too much of that since the posts are mostly already written. I will change nothing unless I spot a typo.
I know that some of my readers have favourite posts of mine. Some have even printed one or two to hand out to people. So now’s your chance to suggest a post of mine that should go into Leggy’s Blog Book.
My runaway most-read post is The Black Lung Lie, which still gets 100 views a day. One day it had about 6,000 views. Nothing time-sensitive about that. That could go in.
Maybe the recent ISIS survey report could go in too.
Still smoking-related, I always rather liked the tongue-in-cheek More Smokers To Die Outside Pubs This Winter.
I’ll have to think about it. Meanwhile, any suggestions are welcome.