Congratulations to Gotta Book's Gregory K., who announced today that he just signed a two-book deal with Arthur A. Levine books. The working title for the first book is The 14 Fabulous Fibs of Gregory K. The book will include Fibs, but will have story and character also. And if you're not familiar with Fibs (a form of poetry based on Fibonacci numbers, invented by Greg), you can find plenty of information about them, and examples, here.
Greg calls his book deal "a testament to the power of bloggers and the Net". He was thoughtful enough to email me yesterday about the book deal, before the official announcement. This was an acknowledgment of my being one of the very first to Fib and to write about Fibs on my blog. I have to say that as soon as I read Greg's first post, introducing the Fib, I knew that he was onto something special. Of course no one could have predicted how rapidly and crazily Fibs would take off on the Net. But I think that it's great!
Congratulations, Greg!! I'm sure that this will be the first of many book deals.