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Regretsy Scores Latest Blog-to-Book Deal

spats.jpgComic author and radio personality April Winchell is the latest author to turn a blog into a book deal. She just sold “Regretsy,” a title based on the her blog that highlights the oddest creations on Internet craft sites.

The Regretsy blog has featured everything from miniature paintings to those knitted spats. The title puns off the name of the popular craft site, Etsy. Jill Schwartzman at Random House’s Villard imprint bought the title for trade paperback publication. Meg Thompson at LJK Literary Management negotiated the deal.

The site also features a fascinating page counting successful sales of strange crafts. Here’s more about the forthcoming book: “The book will feature a collection of the oddest, most hilarious, and most disturbing crafts the world has ever seen, along with hilarious commentary provided by the author.”

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