Sometimes it’s worth just getting caught up on everything.
That’s why today’s post will be more self-reflexive than funny. More of a true-to-life story than a sitcom. Funny in parts, ironically, rather than funny for the sake of being funny. You might actually learn something in this post due to the fact that it’s being written as a more self-reflexive post than a funny post.
It’s amazing how I can make a paragraph contain so many words without saying much whatsoever.
The galley copies of the book (which are bound book-like versions but not the final glossy perfect kind) go out to a huge chunk of the press this week — giving magazines and other publications that decide which books they’re going to review months ahead of time, the chance to make The Lost Blogs one of those books. It’ll also be a nerve racking next couple of weeks — will they love the book or put me on their massive “we hate you sort of” list, pushing off The Lost Blogs into the bookosphere (that’s where books go to die because there’s no oxygen…and for books, oxygen happens to be good reviews). Hopefully, not the case.
At the same time, The Lost Blogs is now showing up on a variety of “buy your books here” websites including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s, Books-A-Million and my all time favorite book store (which must have something to do with my insane ramblings/writing) — the UK’s Pyschohelp Bookstore.
Finally, and I’m very excited about this — the official Lost Blogs website will be experiencing a total functional face-lift in the coming months thanks to web design extraordinaire David Yoon who I’m working with now to get something really special in place before the book’s release. He’s a talented guy whose ideas have already caused me to spit milk out my nose (figuratively, of course).
So far the major brick-and-mortar bookstore chains have really “gotten the book” and it looks like come May 8th you’ll be seeing it on the main front tables in the nationwide book chains — giving the almost 300 page yarn the chance to change the world and herald in peace on Earth. (Or an animated TV show starring History’s famous bloggers.)
At the same time all this has been going on, I’ve been doing a lot of writing for Wired Magazine. I’ve got pieces coming out in the February, March and April issues — staring with this pretty interesting story I wrote for the Feb issue (on stands next week) about the Project Greenlight movie Feast. I won’t get into it just yet since it hasn’t hit stands, but let’s just say there’s a reason you haven’t seen the movie released yet and there’s something interesting brewing behind the scenes. When it’s out, I’ll let you know.
At the same time as the previous “at the same time” paragraph, I’ve also delved back into doing some work for Mental Floss Magazine. I’ll have a huge 10 page feature hitting the March/April edition — which will hit stands at the end of February.
On the Consumer Joe front — the book is now very close to going into its fourth printing and although we’ve come close in the past to setting it up as a TV show, we’re now very close to attaching talent (finally) as our host and star. Again, when all is confirmed I’ll be happy to share the exact details of just who it is…but I think that adding this person into the mix will give the TV version of the book the same kind of unique/quirky tone that readers enjoyed in the book itself.
Good things coming the next few months, and I’ll periodically use this space to give you the lowdown on any and all. But, you know, I figured Sunday and all — it was time to put up a post that was more, you know, self-reflexive [or ego driven] than funny.
Ha Ha Ha! Ha! Ha!