I kind of feel a little silly that this book literally came out three years ago and I’m just now getting around to publishing it in e-book form. I’ve actually tried it a couple of times in the past, but the formatting can sometimes be kind of a pain in the ass and I always ended up throwing my hands up in frustration before it was ever done.
But it’s done now, and as sort of a mini-celebration I’m currently offering it as a free download on Kindle for the next week (promo ends on 10/31 at midnight). After that you’ll be able to pick it up for $2.99, which is considerably cheaper than the $9.95 paperback price, as I think it should be. Few things drive me nuts more than seeing people pricing their e-books at or even above what they would charge for physical copies – especially the big box publishers. I couldn’t imagine someone paying more than ten bucks for a digital copy of a book when the print copy is the same price, considering that there’s no thing to physically print and ship anymore…
But that’s an entirely separate rant that we’ll save for another day! 😛
Anyways … humor! I know that I’ve kind of been slacking in this area for a while – visitors to comedic-genius.com will note that I haven’t really put up any new humor columns since February, and even then they’ve been few and far between for the last year and a half. For a long time, I’ve kind of been taking a bit of a break from humor to work on some other things, but let the release of this book come as somewhat of a sign that hopefully we’ll be seeing some new things in that area here in the upcoming months. I don’t want to share a date at this point, but I’ve been working on a brand new website that better highlights my archives (over 400 humor columns now?!), I’ve started writing columns again, despite not posting them anywhere yet, and I’m even starting to get some things in the works for next year.
Ok, so here’s a bit of a spoiler – 2014 will mark the 15th anniversary of The Humor Column … spanning 1999 – 2014, and so without giving too much away, I’m pretty proud of that accomplishment and I’m hoping to do a bit of trumpeting throughout the year in celebration. At some point during the year, we’ll see humor column #500 go up, and I would also expect humor book #3, which was actually supposed to happen this year but got postponed for … reasons.
There will likely be some other cool stuff, too, but we’ll save that until the new site goes up and we’ve got some other stuff out of the way. I would also expect to eventually see an e-book for Random Things That Amuse Me… hitting Amazon’s virtual shelves here sooner than later … now that I’ve worked out most of the kinks with book #1, my hopes are that book #2 will be a little less time consuming to knock out! Maybe Thanksgiving-ish, maybe December-ish for that one – I really don’t know yet…
But go download book #1 FOR FREE right now, if for no other reason than IT’S FREE and I WROTE IT and I DON’T PLAN ON IT BEING FREE FOREVER BECAUSE IT’S HARD TO BUY FOOD WHEN I’M CHARGING $0.00 PER COPY INDEFINITELY, but in the meantime, please grab yourself a free copy while you can and enjoy!!!