Blooker Awards

Blooker Awards

Giving up writing a book? Be a blogger, write in a blog and get blooked! Blook? It’s book which comes from a blog. And it has an awards as well called Blooker Awards. Blooker Awards is an award for books arising from blog. The 1st winner will get U$D 2,000. In other words, any book which is compiled from your blog will be called “blook”.

Well, has any Indonesian published a blook? As far as I’m concerned, I dont find any. It seems still long way to go. Interestingly, the winner is a ‘blook’ about cooking and recipe. A good news for Indonesian cook and chef blogger.

Unless and until blogging gains more popularity in mainstream Indonesia media and get enough media coverage, Indonesian blogger still needs to blog in English to compete with their counterparts in the rest of the world to get their blogs blooked.

And it’s amazing to see the anonymous Baghdad blogger calls herself as Riverbend was nominated for the annual Samuel Johnson Prize for contemporary non-fiction, the prestigious literary prize in Britain. (The winner gets $53,000; by comparison, the winner of the Blooker gets $2,000.).

Previously, Riverbend also got the honour to be the Best West-African or Middle-East Blogger

Riverbend Baghdad Burning and Baghdad Blogger, as I mentioned in my interview with Koran Tempo is two non-native-English speaking blogger who inspire me to blog and blogging in English and encourage other Indonesian bloggers to do the same.

The Winner of Blooker Awards

Grand prize and nonfiction: Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell (Little, Brown) blogs.salon.com/0001399

Non-fiction runner-up: Biodiesel Power by Lyle Estill (New Society Publishers) www.biofuels.coop/blog

Fiction: Four and Twenty Blackbirds, by Cherie Priest (Tor Books) wicked-wish.livejournal.com

Fiction runner-up: Hackoff.com: An Historic Murder Mystery Set in the Internet Bubble and Rubble by Tom Evslin (dotHill Press) blog: www.hackoff.com

Comic-blook: Totally Boned: A Joe and Monkey Collection by Zach Miller (Boxcar Comics, Lulu.com) www.joeandmonkey.com

Comic-blook runner-up: Dinosaur Comics: Huge Eyes, Beaks, Intelligence, and Ambition by Ryan North (CatPrint) www.qwantz.com

For more about blooker awards, read USA TODAY

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