The blog book to start all blog books
: Jay Rosen has signed with Times Books to publish his book about how blogs are changing media … and politics … and the nation …
He goes into great transparent detail about the deal here.
Let’s also give kudos to the agent to the bloggers, Kate Lee at ICM, who made the deal. (My transparent moments: I’ve become a friend of Jay’s through blogging and I plan to to find ways to continue to hang out and work with him on the edge of media. I also intro’ed Jay to Kate. Now having said that….)
I can’t wait to read the book. I’ve said before that I’ve learned a great deal from Jay about how to analyze what’s happening to media and the nation. To me, he is the intellectual leader of the media blogosphere. But he’s not just analyzing change, he’s causing change. Others have given us very good journalistic (Gillmor) and newsy (Hewitt) and instructional (Blood) takes on blogging. I’m betting that Jay will give us an entirely new and challenging perspective.