Inevitably the Deepwater Horizon tragedy will produce a whole sludge of instant books, most with the accent on F*%ks News-style polemics but one will certainly stand out from the crowd: Fire On The Horizon by fellow blogista John Konrad of gCaptain and Tom Schroder.
John has just formally announced the book: “We are proud to announce that gCaptain’s founder and editor in chief, John Konrad, got a book deal! The upcoming book titled Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster is being published by HarperCollins publisher David Hirshey and co-written with help from the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Tom Shroder.
“While it’s written by John the book is a collaboration of discussions with gCaptain members & friends both online and off. “I would not have been able to write the book without the efforts of the bloggers, forum members and friends of gCaptain. This book is truly a collaborative effort. ” The idea for a book came from NPR journalist and friend of gCaptain, Joe Shapiro, who got us in touch with our agent.” said John.
“Next stop? A movie based on the event! “Our publisher is the book arm of Wall Street Journal, MySpace, Fox News and Fox Studio owner News Corp, so we expect the media coverage of the book to be large with a real possibility for a movie.” said John. The book has already been mentioned by the New York Times and at PopUp Magazine and will be in bookstores nationwide this March.