Although it doesn't mention a blog-to-book success story with local ties--Jen Lancaster, who graduated from Huntington North H.S. and Purdue University and has had a string of successful and funny books. Visit www.jennsylvania.com for a good laugh, a good read and links to her books on Amazon.com.
Hhhhmmmm just an idea, but why not a book about a place as seen though the eyes of all its bloggers? Fort Wayne: Posted!