“Zombie Simpsons” Update

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“Bart, have you ever read ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’?” – Mrs. Krabappel
“I’m halfway through it, I swear!” – Bart Simpson

Before we return to our regularly scheduled programming tonight, I want to highlight a few comments from the original book post:


19 May 2012 at 6:12 pm

Awesome! But I must ask… do you have any plans to publish this in ePub format, so it can be read on every single e-reader in the world that isn’t a Kindle?

Yes?  I’m very new to this whole eBook/e-reader/e-words thing.  (I don’t even own a Kindle, I had to borrow Dave’s to test the book.)  So if there’s desire for an ePub version, then I will make an ePub version.  Those of you with e-readers and the like, please let me know (comments or e-mail) what I should be doing.  There’s a bewildering amount of digital publishing information, tips, guides, etcetera on-line, and I lack the relevant experience to reliably sort the wheat from the chaff.



19 May 2012 at 8:25 am

Puts on super-nerd voice: Er, Charlie, in Chapter 2 you state The Simpsons was the first primetime animated show since The Flintstones; actually it was the first (or, specifically, the first to run for more than 1 season) since Wait Till Your Father Gets Home, which lasted three seasons before ending in 1974.

And in Chapter 6, the character in “Bart vs. Australia” is Evan Conover – you have his name down as Everett.

I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I’d never heard of Wait Till Your Father Gets Home, but that will certainly require a bit of revision in the text.  Not sure how I missed the “Everett” Conover thing, but that’s why the software gods gave us version numbers.  Many thanks.


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18 May 2012 at 5:02 pm

Well, I had two quid to spare and I really enjoy this site even if I am a chronic lurker, so I went ahead and bought the Kindle version. Just a note that in the table of contents the first chapter just says ‘Putting the Spring in Spring’ instead of ‘Springfield’ (I’m in the UK if there are different versions). Thanks & keep on keepin’ on.

It’s not a UK version problem, it’s just me screwing up.  This too will be corrected in version 1.1, which should be along sometime later this week.  You’ll then be able to update the one on your Kindle if you are so inclined.



18 May 2012 at 8:47 pm

I can now gaze at my Kindle library and see the immortal works of Shakespeare, Dickens, Poe, and Sweatpants.

In the immortal words of Dr. Nick Riviera, “Stop, you’re embarrassing me”.  Thanks to you wonderful people out there though, “Zombie Simpsons: How the Best Show Ever Became the Broadcasting Undead” is now the #26 book on Amazon (well, #26 in “Television”, which is itself a sub category of “Humor & Entertainment”, but still):

Take That Avatar The Last Airbender (The Art of the Animated Series)

That’s pretty good company, though the amateur cover image and having only a single review (thanks Conor!) does make it look a bit out of place.  My thanks to everyone who’s read along, spotted my errors, linked it on Twitter or Facebook, and/or actually purchased it.  Every little bit helps.

Chapters 5 and 6 are now on-line, with more to come after we get done with “Lisa Goes Gaga”.

9 Responses to ““Zombie Simpsons” Update”

  1. 1 Anonymous
    20 May 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Congrats on your book!

  2. 20 May 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Well, I’ve finished, and I must say that that was honestly the best book I’ve ever read about The Simpsons (and I’ve read, like, five). You really did encapsulate its greatness and its fall, and it was great to read a succinct declaration of all the great points you guys have raised on the blog over the past few years. As you say in the footnotes, for all the books written about the show, Ortved’s book (and sorta Chris Turner’s Planet Simpson) was the only one actually ‘about’ the show, as opposed to some semi-academic analysis. So it was great to read another.

    And I hate to be a bore, but I’ve found two more mistakes… In the Season 8 chapter you have Lucius Sweet down as Lucious Fox, and in the Season 10 chapter you have Llewellyn Sinclair down Llewellyn St. Clair.

    • 3 Charlie Sweatpants
      20 May 2012 at 7:09 pm

      “Lucious Fox”? Guess I’ve got Batman on the brain. I’m very glad you liked it, and I’ll thank you again for both noticing my errors and pointing them out.

  3. 20 May 2012 at 10:55 pm

    That’s SO AWESOME that it’s # 26 on that list on amazon. All us DHSers should get this thing to # 1. I’ll write a review right now.

  4. 21 May 2012 at 9:24 am

    Yo, here comes 2!: ZOMBIE SIMPSONS is now #2 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Humor > Comedy woowowowowow.

    I advertised this on the 2nd most active simpsons board on the net (some little site called “Internet Movie Database”). Has anyone advertised on nohomers yet? I don’t have an account there. I’m sure a lot of people from the site would be secretly interested in this though!

    • 8 Residents Fan
      21 May 2012 at 4:46 pm

      I mentioned the “Zombie Simpsons” book on the Digital Spy Forum.
      Not having a Kindle, I’m waiting for all the chapters to appear on
      this site.

      • 9 Charlie Sweatpants
        21 May 2012 at 6:04 pm

        Thanks to the both of you. As I said yesterday, every little bit helps.

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