Lulu Blooker Prize
Lulu Blooker Prize is a literary award for "blooks" (books based on blogs), awarded in 2006 and 2007. It was sponsored by Lulu.com, a print on demand publisher, whose name is a pun on the long-established Man Booker Prize.
An overall prize was awarded, based on the winners of three subsidiary categories: non-fiction, fiction and comics. The Lulu Blooker Prize was open to any blook — defined as a bound and printed book based on either a blog or website — that has been published "to date" (i.e., by the entry deadline).
The first competition saw 89 entries from over a dozen countries. A panel of three judges decided the winners: Cory Doctorow, Chair of Judges; Paul Jones; and Robin "Roblimo" Miller.
- Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell (main prize, non-fiction, source blog)
- Four and Twenty Blackbirds by Cherie Priest (fiction, source blog)
- Totally Boned: A Joe and Monkey Collection by Zach Miller (comics, self-published through Lulu.com, source blog)
- Biodiesel Power by Lyle Estill (runner up, non-fiction, see biodiesel, source blog)
- Hackoff.com: An Historic Murder Mystery Set in the Internet Bubble and Rubble by Tom Evslin (runner up, fiction, source blog)
- Dinosaur Comics: Huge Eyes, Beaks, Intelligence, and Ambition by Ryan North (runner up, comics, source blog)
The 2007 competition had 110 entries from 15 countries. The number of judges was increased to five: Paul Jones (chair), Arianna Huffington, Julie Powell (2006 overall winner), Rohit Gupta, and Nick Cohen.
- My War: Killing Time in Iraq by Colby Buzzell (Overall Winner and Non-Fiction Winner)
- The Doorbells of Florence by Andrew Losowsky (Fiction Winner)
- Mom's Cancer by Brian Fies (Comics Winner)
- My Secret: A PostSecret Book by Frank Warren (Non-Fiction)
- Island: A Zombie Novel by David Wellington (Fiction)