个人博客变身埃及热销书籍


博客悄然无声地走进日常生活,特别是在中东地区,已为人们所熟知。在中东,人们主要利用博客讨论政治、传播娱乐新闻,此外他们还会用这种方式来分享个人生活和遇到的种种难题。但是有谁能够设想去把记载着少女们平日在生活中遇到种种奇闻的博客编辑成图书?又有谁能设想该图书竟然最终登上了埃及图书热销榜的头把交椅?

这就是“Dar El Shorouk”埃及领头羊出版商出版的系列图书《El Shorouk的博客》。书中记载着她们丰富多彩的故事。Ghada Mohammad Mahmoud的《这是我的舞蹈》、Mohammad Kamal & Moustafa AlHusseiny 的《埃及人的咖啡馆》、Nermin Nizar的《亚历山大﹒贝鲁特》、Ghada Abel Aal的《我要结婚》等等。

这本书的大部分故事源于普通人在博客上书写的个人故事,此外还包含了一些对特定事件的评价。书籍的作者并非单一某人,但是他们的写作极富感染力。这也是作品能够震撼成千上万读者心灵,并一举成为埃及最畅销图书的重要原因。

例如:由 Ghada Abdel Aal撰写的《我要结婚》是一部日记题材的作品,作品的主人公是一名三十来岁的女药剂师。她试图尝试与各种不同类型的男士交往,却“从未找对过人”。这本书获得了巨大的成功,并且被被拍成电视剧获得了很大影响。

Rehab Bassam 撰写的“大米布丁”,也是一组系列故事。再现了作者的日常生活,并展现了作者无穷的丰富想象。其他书目大多也都采取了“系列”的方式,体现了不同的风格。

奇特的想法获得了巨大成功,并且在博客领域赢得了非凡瞩目。此后开始有更多的博客主人纷纷希望将自己的博客故事编辑成书籍,有的甚至直接取材于网络。(王璇译)

Personal blogs turn into best-selling books in Egypt

Blogging has become something we’re really familiar with, especially in the Middle East. Middle East bloggers mainly talk politics, Entertainment, and personal issues and daily problems. But imagine when a girl talks on her blog about her daily adventures in finding her “Future Husband” and then this blog gets turned into a book that sells more than some famous best-sellers.

This is what “Dar El Shorouk”, one of the leading publishers in Egypt, is doing through their series called “El Shorouk Blog”. The books they’ve released so far are, “This is my Dance” by Ghada Mohammad Mahmoud, “Egyptians’ Café” by Mohammad Kamal & Moustafa AlHusseiny, “Alexandria/Beirut” by Nermin Nizar, “I Want to get Married” by Ghada Abel Aal, and “Rice Pudding for Two” by Rehab Bassam.

These books originated normally by their writers as a blog, with several entries, following a certain theme in some cases. Their writers aren’t professional ones, but they write with sensitivity, that’s why they managed to touch the hearts of so many, and were able to sell more and more.

“I Want to get Married” by Ghada Abdel Aal for example is a diary-like book, about this pharmacist who is in her late twenties, she happens to meet all kinds of men but never “the right one”. The book made a big success that it was turned into a TV series!

“Rice Pudding for Two” by Rehab Bassam, is made of sensual stories, of the daily life and the bright imagination of the writer. All the other books have almost the same style but with different characteristics.

The idea of this series was brilliant, as it drew more attention to the world of bloggers, and now more bloggers get to publish books, sometimes based entirely on what they’ve published online

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