A warm fuzzy from book reviewing...
I received the following email today from a tech book author, and it made my day (yes, it didn't take much given the way the day was going!)...
I'm the author of Blogging For Dummies, 2nd Edition, a Wiley book due out in Februry 2008. I'm writing because I would love to use a screenshot of your blog as an example in the book.
The book covers everything from what a blog is, to setting one up, to customizing it with photos and podcasts. The book is a real how-to for all levels of computer users.
I've used a screenshot of your disclosure statement in a section of the book that is concerned with blogging when you have a job. It's a neat blog that I think people will enjoy visiting.
I can't offer renumeration, but you might get some traffic!
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me by email or by phone at <removed>. If you are willing to give your permission, please let me know ASAP so that I can send you the official form required by the publisher.
I reviewed her book Buzz Marketing With Blogs for Dummies (very good), as well as the first edition of Blogging for Dummies (by a different author). I thought it was rather cool that I'll have a link to Duffbert's Random Musings in a book on blogging.
While this isn't the reason I write book reviews, nor do I go out looking for these types of things, it still seems a bit unreal when I break outside my core reader audience.
As Mr. Litton said... I guess this now makes me the ASW poster child. :)