Blogging Leads to HOMER’S ODYSSEY

Launching today is Homer’s Odyssey, a book about a remarkable blind cat, written by her human companion, Gwen Cooper.

Homer’s Odyssey got its start on Open Salon, a “social content site” created by Salon. Users create the content, which is rated and commented on by other users.

Through her agent, Gwen Cooper had been shopping a book about her cat Homer to publishers, but there were no takers.

So, she put a sample chapter on Open Salon. The author says in her post today, “it went viral with a speed and scope that even those of us who believed in Homer’s Odyssey were unprepared for.”

Publishers took a second look, she got a book deal and, ten months later, the book is a reality.

To read the post that started it all, go to “Night of the Hunter.”

Homer’s Odyssey
Gwen Cooper
Retail Price: $20.00
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press – (2009-08-25)
ISBN / EAN: 038534385X / 9780385343855

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