The popularity of blogs becoming books has now moved to YouTube postings becoming books. If I was going to write a book about say "A day in the life of a librarian" (sure to be a bestseller), I would do a series of You Tube posts or write a blog. It seems to be a surefire way of being noticed. Although how many people would be interested in my day is debatable?
There is now a publishing company - Keyword Press, that is solely involved in this medium.
Keywords Press is the first book publishing imprint specifically created for online video stars and their fans. Launched in 2014 in partnership with United Talent Agency, Keywords Press publishes cross-generational titles by the biggest and brightest online talents today.
This area of publishing is still developing but the library has bought some of these titles, and they are proving popular.
- A work in progress follows the story of how Connor Franta moved from small town boy to internet sensation.
- The secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, an American drama web series originally produced as a Vlog (a video blog)
- Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grownup is Grace Helbig's advice for millennials facing the trials and tribulations of life. She now has her own programme on E channel so has obviously reached the dizzy heights of stardom!