Modeling 101 - A Model's Diary...The Book???


Lately I've been getting more and more whispers in my ear that I should write a book based off of my blog. From readers to people in the publishing industry that happen to come across Modeling 101, it seems that my next step should be to compile these posts into an actual book that people can buy and read. I must admit it is a tempting idea, especially since I am a writer and love what I do, however I'm not quite sure if I want to undertake such a project.

For one thing, there are many books on the market about the modeling industry and how to get into it. There are physical books that can be found on bookstore shelves and in ebook form--some sites even allow readers to download free PDFs with such information. So my train of thought is: what would make my book stand out from the competition? And why should they pay for it? Would they pay for it?

I do believe that the view I present of the modeling industry isn't quite like anyone else that's in the field so that is one thing--especially given the fact that I'm not writing from a fashion/runway perspective and would be able to shed more light on the print industry. And I do think that readers could benefit from an actual table of contents with the posts organized according to topic to make it easier to find the specific information you're looking for. Plus I would be able to write about topics in more detail and length...ah, I just don't know!

I didn't start this blog with the intention of making a profit and I'm not that interested in making money off of my readers. If I had a book, whether it was a real book or an ebook, I'm not sure how much I would charge or if anyone would even be interested in paying for it. I mean, why buy a book when you can read my blog for free, you know? And I couldn't bear the thought of taking down my blog so that people would have to purchase the book--that just seems wrong and I don't think I could bring myself to do it anyway.

Maybe I'm overanalyzing this--which I often seem to do--or maybe I should just be content with what I'm doing now. Hmmm...I may do a poll just to get some feedback--as a matter of fact, I think I will do that but I'll wait until my first poll is done.

Feel free to sound off and let me know what you think: to publish or not to publish? I really would be interested in hearing from you guys.

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