Mar 25, 2007

Greek Blogger Books

While book browsing at a large bookstore, I came across a shelf of books by Greek bloggers. Leafing through them, I imagined how happy these writers must feel to see their blog posts printed in form of a book, reaching out to readers beyond their web audience.

I'm afraid that by the time any publisher finds my humble blog appealing, the novelty of bloggers' books will have worn off and become very banal, losing me my chance to claim my own personal ISBN. [dammit!]

So... I'm thinking my blog could be transferred to a more innovative, catchier art form.
I'm thinking: Flubberwinkle. The Musical.
Flubberwinkle. The Musical.
Andrew (as in Lloyd Weber), call me. We'll do lunch and kick some ideas around.

[Same text in Greek]
Βιβλία Eλλήνων Mπλόγκερς

Χάζευα τις προάλλες σ΄ένα μεγάλο βιβλιοπωλείο κι βρήκα ένα ράφι με βιβλία γραμμένα από έλληνες μπλόγκερς. Ξεφυλλίζοντάς τα, φαντάστηκα τι χαρά θα νιώθουν οι συγγραφείς βλέποντας τα ιστολόγιά τους σε έντυπη μορφή, απευθυνόμενοι σ' αναγνώστες πέρα του Διαδικτύου.

Φοβάμαι ότι μέχρι να βρεθεί εκδοτικός οίκος να του αρέσoυν τα ταπεινά μου γραψίματα, η καινοτομία των μπλογκερ-βιβλίων θα έχει ξεθωριάσει και θα θεωρούνται πλέον τετριμμένα. Θα χάσω -έτσι- την ευκαιρία να αποκτήσω ένα ολόδικό μου ISBN. [gamoto!]

Επομένως... οραματίζομαι ότι το δικό μου μπλογκ θα μπορούσε να μεταφερθεί σε μια πιο πρωτότυπη και ασυνήθιστη μορφή τέχνης.
Οραματίζομαι: Φλάμπεργουϊνκελ. Το μιούζικαλ.

Περιμένω τηλεφώνημα από τον Ανδρίκο (λέγε με "Cats"-νιάου και "Phantom of the Opera"-μπού!) οσονούπω.



nuntius said...

This means i should stop saving money to go to "jesus christ superstar OST" opera? Save them for the flubby opera?

EllasDevil said...
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EllasDevil said...

Nah Nuntius,

I'm sure Miss Winkle will let us have our front row tickets at "mates rates" so you can afford to do both.

So who'll be playing you Flubby?

Flubberwinkle said...

Nuntius, go see Superstar, it'll be a while until my show goes from Broadway to touring Europe.

Hold on, EllasDevil, I'm on the phone -negotiating- with Monica Bellucci. She refuses to put on weight and wrinkles for the role! Mon Dieu, how unprofessional.

deviousdiva said...

I want be in it! Can I get a part?

Flubberwinkle said...

You bet DD!
Glad you volunteered, I was worried we'd have to go through our "agents" for casting.
I'm sooooo L.A., aren't I?

melusina said...

I think a musical is a great idea! can get a book deal as a blogger (at least in the U.S.) if you cook every day and post recipes or if you are single living in a big city posting about your exploits.

Charles Bukowski would never get published in today's world.

Flubberwinkle said...

Melusina, Recipes, eh?
Hmmm, not a bad idea. I'd have to come up with something unconventional however, to compete with all those cook books out there.
What if I started an e.g.
Flubberwinkle fricassee
Flubberwinkle fudge
Flubberwinkle fruitcake
Flubberwinklle fritters...

melusina said...

I don't know if there are enough f foods out there!

V-Grrrl said...

I like the idea of Flubberwinkle the Musical. I hope there's lots of booty shaking and cute hairdressers involved.

Flubberwinkle said...

V, Hairdressers are a MUST in my musical. And I'm hoping Nathan Lane's available.