May 24, 2004

Blink and you'll miss it...

You didn't imagine it: MemeFirst is right there, sandwiched, as it were, between Maud and Lizzie – a nice place to be, even if it wasn't IN THE NEW YORKER!!!!

Posted by Felix at 02:53 PM GMT

I don't understand, it looks like we are in the New Yorker, or did you mean to write "— a nice place to be, even if it weren't IN THE NEW YORKER!!!!" ?

All right, fess up, who's been writing a book around here? Clearly not Felix„,who still has trouble with were/was. Jame, was that you and your Asian historical thriller? Andrew, is this what you've been spending all your time on?

Posted by: Stefan Geens on May 24, 2004 03:09 PM

My faith in TNY's reporting standards has just taken a major hit.

Posted by: Matthew on May 24, 2004 03:17 PM

Monkey chained to the typewriter that I am, I am currently re-working Hamlet.

But who cares about book offers? We all know this will give us what every blogger truly craves: site hits.

I'm surprised to see that there's still someone in publishing (who wants to publish blogs, no less) that uses IE, as opposed to Safari (or Firefox)...

Posted by: mike on May 24, 2004 03:23 PM

Oooohh, not A any more, how cool is that.

I have a book proposal with OUP at this very moment on the global economic impact of the Internet. It has been completely ignored for six months. But at least periodically contributing to memefirst has got me *used* to being ignored.

Posted by: charles on May 24, 2004 03:41 PM

So, which MemeFirsters aren't writing a book, then?

And Mike, I doubt we'll notice a hits increase, as the The New Yorker would never do something as newfangled as actually linking to the blogs mentioned in the online version of the article.

Posted by: Stefan Geens on May 24, 2004 08:05 PM

"Hunting Buddha" coming to a bookstore near you...maybe in 2005??? My agent's on the case. Probably the lower case.

Posted by: Jame on May 25, 2004 10:30 PM

All I can say is, my boyfriend is day-job-less and would be happy to discuss publishing books of any kind. Cooking, basket-weaving, wood working, calligraphy... he's an expert on several subjects.

Do you think Kate is saying serious bloggers would not go the extra mile for a publishing gig?

Some might write in their underwear but that doesn't mean they are not hot for a slamming book deal! I even know bloggers who would actually get dressed and go up to midtown for that shit.

Posted by: Michelle on May 26, 2004 04:29 AM