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From Blogger to Author to Blower-Offer

washingtonienne_blog.jpgWashingtonienne Jessica Cutler was supposed to appear at a panel next Monday, December 11 (From Blogger to Author: How Bloggers Get Book Deals, and What This Means for Publishing). But she blew it off after she remembered she was being sued. And that she had moved to Florida. (How do you forget where you live?) She didn’t feel too bad about bailing, though, when she also remembered she wasn’t being paid. Still, we’re shocked — shocked — that someone known for exchanging sex for money would behave this way. Now that Michael Malice and Rachel Kramer Bussel are on the bill, Jessica almost wants to come. But we’re still not paying her.

  • WHAT: From Blogger to Author: How Bloggers Get Book Deals, and What This Means for Publishing
  • WHO: Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan (Apartment Therapy), Kate Lee (ICM agent), Michael Malice (Overheard In New York), Laura Mazer (managing editor, Seal Press), Robert Rummel-Hudson (Schuyler’s Monster), Julie Powell (Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously), Rachel Kramer Bussel (moderator)
  • WHEN: Monday, December 11, 7-9 pm
  • WHERE: Small Press Center, 20 West 44th Street | $20 ($15 for members)
  • WHY YOU SHOULD GO: To learn how to leverage your little blog into a book deal, and finally earn that elusive respect from Grandma for your career.
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