Announcing the Winners of The Great Tumblr Book Search 2014

Attention, funny people of the interwebz, we have an exciting announcement to make. We’ve selected the winners of The Great Tumblr Book Search, the Sequel and we can’t wait to tell you about them!


Grand-Prize Winner:  Droll Pranks for Rich Boys: The Wealthy Young Gentleman’s Guide to Horseplay by Dan Bulla

Dan has won $500 of Chronicle books and a feedback session with our editors. We’re also very excited to announce that Chronicle Books will be publishing Droll Pranks for Rich Boys as a curated compendium of capers for the refined prankster in Fall 2015. Congratulations, old chap!

About the Author: Dan Bulla is a writer, comedian, and improviser living in Los Angeles. He is a recent transplant from Chicago, where he trained at the Second City and iO Theater, and performed with the award-winning sketch group Warm Milk and the improv team Pants Dot Com. Droll Pranks has been featured in the Huffington Post and was named one of the best Tumblrs of 2012 by Buzzfeed.


In addition to the grand-prize winner, we selected three runners-up. Each received $100 of Chronicle books and the opportunity to work with our editors to refine their book ideas.

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Runner-Up: How to Success: Write Normal, Accept Awards, and Other by Corinne Caputo

In addition to her prize, Corinne and our editors have struck a deal to create a humor book for writers based on the blog material, which we’re excited to announce that we’ll also be publishing in fall 2015. Until then (We’re publishing as fast as we can!) struggling writers can find stencils for successful paragraph shapes and more almost useful advice on her Tumblr.

About the Author: Corinne is a recent college grad, writer, and comedian living in New York City. Everyone is always asking me, “Corinne, how do I write normal?” or “Corinne don’t you have to be somewhere?” or “Corinne, are you the one who spilled coffee all over the bathroom?” In How To Success: Write Normal, Accept Awards and Other, I will answer some of these questions with advice and activities on how to succeed as a writer.



Runner-Up: Well That’s Adorable by Sarah Claspell

Sarah’s enthusiasm for all things adorable is infectious and reads like a hilarious love letter to the cutest things the Internet has to offer.

About the Author: Sarah is an actor and comedian living in Los Angeles. She regularly performs sketch and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre as well as in other venues around the city. In between performing, auditioning, and brunching, Sarah obsesses over all things cute. She decided to start Well That’s Adorable after a friend told her that just saving cute pictures to a folder on her desktop to open and squeal about later was weird. She has two tuxedo cats named Pizza and Thomas Jefferson.


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Runner-Up: The Printed Internet by Daniel Kolitz

Since he started the blog early last year, Daniel’s witty cut-and-paste satire of Internet culture and content has been a hilarious, shareable Web outpost and commentary.

About the Author: Daniel Kolitz is a writer living in Brooklyn. His work has appeared on New York Press, The Toast, Animal New York, and elsewhere. His Tumblr, the Printed Internet, has been featured on Newsweek, The Awl, Flavorwire, The Millions, and more. A film based on a Tumblr post he wrote is currently in development at Honig Studios in Berlin.

Congratulations to all our winners! There were so many funny entries that it was very difficult to choose—a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to submit. Tune in next year for The Great Tumblr Book Search Episode Three: The Third One!

Alison Presley

I’m in charge of online strategy at the fabulous Chronicle Books. When not reading, marketing, writing, or thinking about books, I enjoy outdoor adventures. I eat more chocolate than is strictly advised.
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  • Jeanette Stickel May 12, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    You got my attention and I'm not even one of the funny-people-of-the-interwebz! I look forward to seeing these new books in print.


  • Jilly June 17, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Looks like some great titles, very different too.


  • Prank HQ January 2, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    "Droll Pranks For Rich Boys" looks like a fun read… one I'll definitely grab. It's full of silliness like
    "Put pebbles in another fellow’s slippers. When he slips them on first thing in the morning, the poor chap’s day will be off to a rocky start!"
    Great job with the winning picks, and congrats to the winners.



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