Book Giveaway

I have a couple copies of my book that I'm going to give away.

Giveaway The First...

I have made a list identifying my top 25 all-time favorite comedy films.  It's highly unscientific and I would likely have a different opinion if I re-made the list now, but it's saved and will remain as I listed them.  The first person to add a comment to this posting that can name 3 of the top 5 wins a book.

The Rules:

  • 1 entry per person per day (Multiple entries will be deleted and disqualified)
  • You can't win if you won during the last giveway (Seriously, if your table is still unsteady after using the last copy of my book that you won to shim under the leg, then it's probably time for a new table rather than another copy of my book).

If I don't have a winner by 4:00pm CST Friday (which I think is unlikely) then I'll randomly select a winner from all the entries.


Status of the Book

I am currently in the process of downloading the "final" cover art for the book at this very moment.  After that, it's just a matter of a few Photoshop tweaks to get the text arranged just the way I want it.

I've finalized the design/layout of the interior of the book.  I've used OpenOffice for the entire project and I couldn't be happier with the ease-of-use and flexibility that it offers.  It's free to download, so there's no reason not to give it a try.  It has definitely come a long way in the last couple of versions.

So, a minor rework to the preface that I've been putting off and that concludes the interior contents of the book.  That means it's off to the publisher soon.  Woohoo!  Finally!

I've pretty well settled on using a Creative Commons license for the entirety of the text.  That means that while you will be able to purchase a "real" soft-cover version if you choose, you will also be able to download and share the entire book freely in an electronic format.  I think that type of license is a natural fit for this project.  I'd love to hear any feedback on giving the book away for free versus using a tightly controlled "All Rights Reserved" license.