Some of the blogs that have become books have involved little writing—or almost none at all. A recent pick involves awkward family photos with short pithy captions. That’s it.
Mike Bender and Doug Chernack turned embarrassing family snapshots into a booming Internet industry—and now a book. First they took photos that used to gather dust in the back of family albums and put them into an online album. Now they’re giving the world a chance to chuckle at them on the printed page.
The L.A.-based screenwriters turned AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com into one of the biggest hits on the Internet. The blog garners 15 million people a month visiting to leaf through photos of families they don’t even know. And now their book, Awkward Family Photos, made the New York Times best-seller list.
These bloggers new they had a hit from the start, though. Within days of launching, the website crashed from too many photo submissions. They receive some 6,000 admissions glasses glory.
If they can do this simply with photos and captions, you can do it with some great copy. You just need a super idea to go with it and some really good niche marketing.
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