Fake AP Stylebook Twitter Feed Makes Headlines

By Jason Boog Comment

fakeapstylebook.jpgGalleyCat made the front page of Louisville, Kentucky’s Courier-Journal today, briefly quoted about the state of Twitter literature.

The newspaper story focused on two young writers who hope to land a book deal for their enormously popular Twitter feed, the Fake AP Stylebook. The website pays comic homage to “The AP Stylebook,” the metaphorical Bible for resolving all journalistic style issues. According to the article, agent Kate McKean from Howard Morhaim Literary Agency has already spoken with Random House and Little, Brown about the project.

Here’s a peek into the living room co-writer Mark Hale, a recession-era publishing success story: “Hale, meanwhile–whose living room has no couch but a large aquarium, some cats and a bookshelf packed with graphic novels–is trying to adjust from being an unemployed food-service worker (whose main responsibilities were job hunting, housekeeping and pet-tending–to co-creator of the latest Web phenomenon.”