Saturday, January 14, 2006

Best book on blogs now in bookstores

The best book on blogs is now in bookstores:

Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers

by Shel Israel and Robert Scoble (forward by Tom Peters).


John Wiley & Sons, Inc. publishers

$24.95 USD

Robert and Shel, if you're bored enough to read the little blog, Vaspers the Grate, I want you to know that I went to Barnes & Noble today and bought it.

The sales clerk said it just arrived, and she had to go into "the back" to get a fresh brand-spanking new copy of this treasure.

I feel like I should not post for a while, wait until I read the entire book at one or several sittings, and then post something with the white hot lamp of your revelation burning and brightening my vivid braincells and stem.

I just flipped to a random page, page 79, last bulleted item: "Blogging saves money, but costs time."

See? Pithy. Profound. Clever. Hip. Too much to believe. The highest praise I can give a business book: it reads like a title in the Harvard Business School Press catalog. Astonishing, as Seth Godin might say.

This IS the Bloggers Bible.

A first in the history of the beloved blogosphere.

EDIT UPDATE: Oh, yeah. I forgot to mention, I'm mentioned twice in the book, see page 137 and 234.

[signed] Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate


steven edward streight said...


Thanks Steve. Thanks big time. Inbox

shel [at] itseemstome [dot] net
to me
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Shel Israel

Writer-Consultant-Nice Guy

Book Blog:

Personal Blog:


Steven Streight
to shel

3:34 pm (8 minutes ago)

You're very welcome. I'm going to do whatever I can to promote it. This book will vastly evolve and transform the blogosphere in ways I only dream of in my wildest utopian visions.

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On 1/14/06, shel[at]itseemstome[dot]net wrote:

Shel Israel

Writer-Consultant-Nice Guy

Book Blog:

Personal Blog:

650 430-4042

PO Box 61

San Carlos, CA 94070

Steven Streight aka Vaspers the Grate
Web Usability. Blogology. Consulting.

/pd said...

hey steve, I m dying to get my copies !!!