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The {Blogs of Beauty} Project

A book of blog

A scrap of thought

A taste of you

A paper hug

> More about this project

Item: A book
Format: TBA (to be argued)
Content: Emotions, honesty,
beauty raw and polished
Publication date: - - -
Availability: - - -
Cover price: - - -
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Submissions very welcome!
> Submissions Guide
> Submissions Form

> The Blogs of Beauty Posse
> Roll-call of contributors

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"If we lived on the same street, in the same state, we could terrorize the neighborhood with our poetry and scream metaphors into their mailboxes and leave inspiring quotes tucked under their windshield wipers." - Firepixie

Sunday, July 04, 2004
What be Blogs of Beauty?

We're creating a book of blog.

A chunk of paper pages; printed and bound, sold and delivered. Something to hold in your hands or give as a gift. A book filled with the power of ink. Not just a work of art, but a collection of arts - an anthology... of dreams, despair, outrage, giggles, pain, sleaze, innocence, bitterness, love...

The writings of others have captured us. Scattered amongst the LOLs and Memes of blogdom there are people writing words of exquisite beauty. This book is a gathering together of those precious few who have in some way touched us. Perhaps you will touch us too.

Although we have our jealous eyes on a number of writers - who will be dragged screaming to the altar of publication with no mercy - we are also inviting submissions. You are welcome to send us your stuff. Perhaps you've always wanted to be published, perhaps it would look good on your resumé - or perhaps you just love the thought of your words resting on someone else's table and having coffee spilt on it. But before you run away with thoughts of fame, read on...

{Blogs of Beauty} is a self-published affair. We have no book deal, no distribution channels, no money for publicity or ultra-plush printing. If this thing takes off, who knows what the future may bring? But for now we are running on enthusiasm and the very real ability to MAKE it happen.

And make it happen good. Not just beautiful words, but beautiful design, beautiful print. We have the skills and the knowledge, and in this amazing age you don't need to print a thousand copies of anything. We're using Print-On-Demand technology via Cafépress - who will print us and bind us with their lovely digital machines - and deliver us anywhere in the world.

{Blogs of Beauty} will have an ISBN number, but it won't be available in your local bookstore. (At least, not yet!) Instead, we'll be selling it online. Not to make a profit (forget royalties, we're not doing this for the money), but to make it available. All contributors will get a discounted (or hopefully free) copy - and with any luck we'll be able to stretch to some review copies and such.

That's the story so far. And we'd value your help, support, thoughts.. Spead the word, send us your stuff, get as excited as we are. Being published is FUN! (Although the novelty soon wears off.. heh.)

And talk to us.

Posted at 02:18 am by Diz

jennifern
November 7, 2006   07:36 AM PST
 
Anyone know when Bluefly is doing their next sweepstakes? I see that LuxCouture has a sweepstakes for a Giorgio Brato handbag at http://www.luxcouture.com/sweepstakes/

Any other good sweepstakes out there? It helps with the holiday shopping list, so figured I’d start some postings on it so we can share info (sure we’re competing against each other but hey, we all improve chances of winning something when we know about them).
jennifern
November 7, 2006   07:35 AM PST
 
Anyone know when Bluefly is doing their next sweepstakes? I see that LuxCouture has a sweepstakes for a Giorgio Brato handbag at http://www.luxcouture.com/sweepstakes/

Any other good sweepstakes out there? It helps with the holiday shopping list, so figured I’d start some postings on it so we can share info (sure we’re competing against each other but hey, we all improve chances of winning something when we know about them).
Ashley
August 30, 2004   07:15 PM PDT
 
I would love to help in any way that I could. This is a great idea=)
Daniel
August 2, 2004   12:12 PM PDT
 
Is there a deadline? I would like to enter but having some problems with the html of the individual blogs I would like to enter. This a brilliant idea I must say, it would be amazing to be published and be part of this project. Only one can dream. Can anyone suggest how many entries you should put forward?

danny
Gob
July 28, 2004   12:44 AM PDT
 
Sharpen your pencils and your minds too,
Type and click "Submit" soon so you don't rue.

That this month of July passed you by fast,
You were left holding, but a broken mast.

Cheers to your project, cheers to all the blogs,
Cheers to the pixies and also to the warthogs ;)

megz
July 25, 2004   09:29 AM PDT
 
Me too if you need help with this let me know.. i dont know if ill submit but id like to help you out in any way possible this is one of the most awesome ideas ever :_) i would definately like to be a part of somthing like this if i can
ElvenSarah
July 13, 2004   06:43 AM PDT
 
I love it. Some of the brightest people, on the foreront of thought and culture, are found in blogs.
Bellatrix
July 5, 2004   07:48 PM PDT
 
Hell YEAH you know I'd like to be a part of this. Not just in that "I'll submit" way, but if you need me to do something, consider me volunteered! I love reading other people's thoughts in books like these, and actually becoming a part of all of this... Wow. It would be awesome.
 

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