The book has always been a hungry form, feeding off other literacies. Think of the way the letter has been used as a vehicle for developing narrative and viewpoint, the diary and the inventory (“Robinson Crusoe” for example) and now, predictably enough, the blog. Books on blogs are growing in popularity - as are blogs on books (subtle distinction, I know) - but all part of the kaleidoscopic world of genre-blending, hybridization and overlapping forms. OK then, why not coin a word such as “blook” and award a prize for the best – perhaps call it The Blooker Prize? And of course that’s what we have. So, three blokes will judge the Blookers - the world's first literary prize devoted to "blooks" (books based on blogs or websites)...and good luck to them, too!