If the latter, can it then be formulated as a new kind of spam, where he tabs into other peoples dormant dreams of being recognised writers and in that way attempt at his own entreprenurial dream to publish a travel book.
Sometimes it is an attempt by other sites to poach bloggers from well established sites, to starter sites. They usually offer some minor incentive to get the blogger to their site. Of course, there is always the chance that a major publisher or media body will contact bloggers, and that of course would be an opportunity not to miss, both for the bloggers and for TravelBlog.
What did they say they will offer you, in return for your blogs, Anna? Do they take the copyrights for your blogs, or do you get to hold onto it?
We have not yet had any other reports of this, so maybe you are the only one.
I don't believe that people buy books full of other peoples travelblogs, especially when they can read such for free on the internet.
There was a TravelBlog book one year, produced by TravelBlogs partners, droptheworld.com
I dont know how well it sold.
I will send a message to Ali, to ask him if he will comment on this thread, about if this site is making a good offer or not, and if they should be allowed to approach bloggers like this. 😊
If you want, you can send a copy of the email to webmaster (at) travelblog.org, in case we can find out more about this site and its reputation.
[Edited: 2012 Jan 01 20:42 - Mell:49612 - Spelling]