death by blogging I'm looking for something more permanent. Death by 'blurbing' at least leaves a trace in the physical world, 'blurbing' is publishing your own book.
For the princely sum of $22.95 you too can write and publish your own 40 page hardcover book.
Could we possibly see a return to the days of old where poets and prognosticators publish their own weighty tomes? It sure beats signing up subscribers, although with the net?
Initially popular with American scrapbook fanatics, this is easy - simply download some software, from
blurb.com, assemble your text and picture book, upload and pay $22.95 + shipping. Your printed and bound book arrives around 10 days later. They also do up to coffee table size.
If you don't hear from me I've become an author or a member of the 'blurberati'.
It makes for an interesting business model for authors, when they can spend a hundred dollars for a few samples, list them on Amazon and sell, sell, sell - without a publisher or printing house.
I look forward to a few finextra members publishing their memoirs.