“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:
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.
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.
The Entire Score of the H.M.S. Pinafore
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.
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):
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”.