I've been continuing to research the use of blogs for business, and ran across Debbie Weil's blog, in which she posted that she's writing a book about Corporate Blogging. And since the book is about blogging, she's not only blogging about the publishing process, she's using the blog to help her write it. For instance, here she asks for tips for a first-time book author. And here she asks for suggestions on the proposed title and sub-title. And here she asks for corporate-blog-related anecdotes.
Since blogs are all about the exchange of ideas, what a great use of a blog to help a writer in her first book project. Awesome, awesome! I love the answers she's gotten for writing/organizational tips so far.
So if you're considering writing a book, no matter the genre, consider asking for feedback on a blog -- ask what people what to read about, ask what questions they want answered, ask about what's never been explained well, ask if your title is effective or sucky, ask what's currently missing from the market. The answers are out there for the asking.