Power Litblogger of the Year?

Kevin Sampsell writes: “Ron Hogan at Beatrice.com may have helped sink Judith Regan, but Ed Champion at Edrants.com gets this year’s award. His acidic-yet-informative style is cushioned by an effacing honesty that makes him a joy to scan every day.”

Well, thanks very much, Kevin, but I really don’t know what the hell a “power litblogger” is. Then again, I haven’t yet had a power lunch (at least I think I haven’t), I resort to PowerBars only when Red Bull and coffee aren’t available, and I never really understood Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers back in the day (and I worked as a movie theater usher the summer that the movie tie-in came out; even after repeat viewings, I still didn’t understand it, even if I lusted after the pink Ranger during weak and lonely moments). I’m thinking that Kevin knows something I don’t, but I’m thankful and more than a bit puzzled all the same.

Besides, Mr. Hogan got pulled (pulled!) from the Judith Regan show. If that ain’t outright “power litblogger,” then I don’t know what is!

(Thanks for the tip, Mr. Brockman.)


  1. Congrats Ed, on this and all your accomplishments this year. I just saw the LA Times review. Good job!

    I used to watch the Power Rangers. They were awesome because they were a regular daily dose of cheese. Corny predictable lines, repetitive storylines, cheapo monsters. The Pink Ranger, Kimberly, was always the one to point out the obvious. “Oh no, the (insert enemy here) are here!” “We’re going to have to fight them!”

  2. I don’t know what a power litblogger is either, but sounds good! Congratulations from me, and all the very best for a dymanic 2007.

  3. Hi Ed,
    I’m actually not 100% sure what “power lit blogger” is either. I must have had a fever when I wrote that. Just kidding. I think partly what I meant to convey is that a lot of readers and publishers and “publishing insiders” are looking at blogs more and more and more. So there is a certain amount of power or influence. Anyway, your plaque is in the mail (again, kidding). Happy 2007!


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