Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Books Resulting from the #AtoZchallenge

A friend of mine shared a book with me that was written because of the A to Z challenge. It contains a selection of alphabet-themed short stories that were originally written for and published on a blog during the A to Z challenge.

My own reference book was originally written as A to Z posts. This has me wondering — how many of us have books out there for sale right now that exist as a direct result of this wonderful blogging challenge?


(Links should go to Amazon, Smashwords, Goodreads, or other such websites where your A to Z book is for sale.)

What else has participation in the challenge resulted in creating? Is there artwork thanks to the challenge? Games, new recipes, or a travel itinerary perhaps? Talk about it in the comments, please!

by J Lenni Dorner
Reference and Speculative Fiction Author
A to Z Challenge Co-Host
Operation Awesome Debut Author Spotlight Organizer
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Chandni said...

Hi Leni
Last year was my first AtoZ challenge . I took up the theme of short stories and I couldn't believe that not only did I see it through , I compiled them into an ebook .

You can check the same out here

Michelle Wallace said...

Your book is a handy resource, J Lenni!
Writer In Transit

JEN Garrett said...

I have a picture book manuscript as a result of A-to-Z, but unfortunately haven't polished it enough yet to submit for publication.

Living in the In Between said...

I published a book as a result of the A to Z challenge. Not a top seller, but still pretty cool to see it in print.

djinnia said...

for my first A to Z, i amazingly finished 26 chapters of a story. i just posted it to my wattpad page.

KatyTrailCreations said...

Hand made theme again this year!!

Donna B. McNicol said...

This came as a result of my first A to Z challenge.

Unknown said...

For the last couple of years I've cross stitch a piece for the A-z Challenge. A couple of my alphabet cross-stitch designs came about because people requested them for their own stitching challenge.

L.G. Keltner said...

Here's mine that I just finished self-publishing! It's funny that this post came up while I was working on this!

Nick Wilford said...

No links for you, but I've got several ideas from past Challenges that I'd love to develop someday. It's definitely led to some wonderful stories and ideas!

Tui Snider said...

Oh, yeah! I had wondered about this, too. The A to Z Challenge is a wonderful way to see if anyone's interested in reading your stuff. I self-published my first book after getting such a great response to the topic on the 2013 A to Z Challenge. It's a travel guide to quirky, offbeat & overlooked places called Unexpected Texas:

J Lenni Dorner said...

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

I'm actually working on something right now where the stories in it were started as a result of the A to Z Challenge. Tui Snider is the one who encouraged me to do it too.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I see several here that I want to check out! I know of one fellow who published a book from his posts. And I know of an author who do entries on her research for a book, that I am sure she used to stir some buzz, but also made fascinating historical reading.

Unknown said...

actually while writing some posts or even comments one may come up with some nice ideas which eventually can become the main theme of the book..personally i haven't written a book yet but a few of my pieces were written because of my replies to some of your thank you AtoZChallenge

Laura Roberts @ Buttontapper Press said...

I've written several books based on my A to Z Challenge posts! I still haven't finished compiling last year's Chicago themed posts into a book, but I have published the following:
* San Diego From A to Z:
* Montreal From A to Z:
* Awesome Lady Authors From A to Z:
* Play With Me: Sex Toys From A to Z (18+ only!):

Marcy said...

My daughter arranged to have my 2015 A to Z challenge posts printed in a hardcover book as a surprise gift for me. No, it's not really a published book, but it is a treasure that I never would have done for myself.