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Feb 03 2012

Can’t blog… writing book…

So I’ve decided, “Fuck it.” I’ve been wanting to write a book for years. My readers have been pestering me to write a book for years. And I bloody well want to have an atheist book out when the Reason Rally comes around.

So I’m going ahead and publishing it myself.

Get ready for “Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things that Piss Off the Godless,” to be published first as an e-book in the usual formats, and later as a physical book made out of paper and everything. I’m shooting for e-book publication no later than March 24.

To make this happen, I’m taking a semi-break from the blog for a bit. Hopefully just for another week or two, since the book is about 90% written already. (Although if Hofstadter’s Law holds true, it’s going to take longer than that. Of course, if Hofstadter’s Law holds true, then this, and every other task on Earth, will take an infinite amount of time and never get done.)

Thank you for your patience. We will return you to your regularly scheduled ranting as soon as possible.

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  1. 1
    Kevin, Youhao Huo Mao

    And kitties, of course.

  2. 2
    fiveacres

    Excellent.

  3. 3
    Mara

    Hooray! I’ll be preordering the e-book the instant it’s available and when the print book is ready, I’ll order it for my dad :)

  4. 4
    Rafiq Mahmood

    Great. Can we have translation rights for the Seditious Press, please :-)

    First Indonesian…

  5. 5
    Alyson Miers

    I can offer this much from my recent (and brief) experience: Amazon gives better service to self-pub authors than Barnes & Noble, BUT, they’re also pushing the heck out of their new KDP Select program, and if you want your ebook to be available anywhere OTHER than Amazon, DON’T CHECK THAT BOX.

    Smashwords demands a lot from the writer in terms of file formatting, but once you’ve passed that hurdle, I find they’re very quick off the jump.

  6. 6
    Ashley Bone

    Sweet, can’t wait.

  7. 7
    Blondin

    Great news. Although I’ll miss your daily blogging I’m looking forward to your book.

  8. 8
    Cluisanna

    Yaaay :D This is double awesome, because I thought about donating to your blog, but now I can just wait until I have some more money and buy the ebook!

  9. 9
    Allison

    Fantastic! I’ll miss the blogging, but a book? Can’t wait. I’ll buy it as soon as it’s available for (pre)order.

  10. 10
    katiemajka

    There are just… no words to describe my euphoria at this moment. I think I’ll just giggle quietly to myself for awhile.

  11. 11
    Morgan

    Oh, excellent. Good luck, Greta, and I look forward to the book.

  12. 12
    Rrr

    That’s a kill-ease: turtles all the way down.
    Djinn & tonic. Research a racecar?
    Read the Bachground. Write on.

    Beware of sinister monsters though — consult with ESR and that rifters guy Watts’isname concerning publication terms. You may want to look here and a bit on. Not all publishing contracts are created equal, apparently.

  13. 13
    F [i'm not here, i'm gone]

    Do what you love! More power to you.

  14. 14
    Ganner

    Freakin’ awesome! I’ll be buying for sure.

  15. 15
    niftyatheist, perpetually threadrupt

    Hooray! I will buy it!

  16. 16
    'Tis Himself

    Sure, I’ll read a Christina book. When will the dead tree edition come out?

  17. 17
    Timothy (TRiG)

    Oooh. This could be good.

    TRiG.

  18. 18
    yiab

    Nitpick: Hofstadter’s law does not require an infinite amount of time for any task, since infinite series don’t always sum to infinity. For example, if you first thought it would take you a day, but when the day was up you thought you had half a day’s work left, when that was finished 6 hours’ work left, and so on, you’d still be finished in 2 days.

  19. 19
    Jason S

    “Why are atheists so angry” is probably my favorite read among all the blogs, so a full book about it would have to be a must-read for me. It probably goes without saying, but I hope you present each item with recorded events, scripture with irrefutable meaning, documents – basically EVIDENCE to support the 99 reasons. I say this because you know the theists are going to try to create some kind of crap like “99 reasons why the atheists’ 99 reasons for being angry are wrong”.

  20. 20
    idonotknow

    Groovy. Go Greta!

  21. 21
    Sheila Crosby

    Hurrah! I’ll look forward to it.

    But I hate you for writing so fast. I take forever!

  22. 22
    AnneS

    *does a little dance*

    I guess I will start with the eBook version, since that’s where I do most of my reading these days. Although should we ever be on the same continent, I would love to have a dead tree edition for you to sign *g*.

  23. 23
    Ani Sharmin

    Awesome! I look forward to reading it.

  24. 24
    Jurjen S.

    That’s a good reason to take a break from blogging. Good luck with it, and I look forward to reading it when it comes out!

  25. 25
    Hank_Says

    Great news!

    Might I suggest you subtitle it “I Got 99 Problems But A God Aint One”.

    All the best Greta – I’ll reserve a spot in my “Godless” kindle collection for you, right next to Hitch.

  26. 26
    Grimalkin

    I fangirl squee’d when I read this. I personally don’t much like ebooks, but I’ll buy the fuck out of a dead tree version. Especially on this topic!

  27. 27
    Jenny Draper

    Awesome!

  28. 28
    CesarGon

    Great decision! Can’t wait to see the finished result!

  29. 29
    machintelligence

    Remember: the first 90% of the work takes 90% of the time, and the last 10% takes the other 90% of the time!

  30. 30
    Allen C. Dexter

    Glad to see this move, Greta. I have a special favorites title to go directly to your posting on this subject, and the full treatment of the subject should be awesome.

    We atheists have damn good reasons to be angry, especially when we see how this originally secular nation has been hoodwinked and pirated by the theocratic christofascists.

  31. 31
    LykeX

    We’ll miss you here, but it’ll all be worth it when we get a concentrated dose of Greta later. Judging from your work here, you have what it takes to write something really good. Looking forward to it.

  32. 32
    piero

    I think you could spare 10 minutes to respond to this:

    http://slacktivist.typepad.com/slacktivist/2012/01/the-problem-of-proselytizing.html

  33. 33
    Steve C.

    My birthday’s March 24. Hope your e-book comes out then so I can download it that very day. It would make a fantastic birthday gift to myself! All the best to you in completing the project on time and to your complete and utter satisfaction, Greta.

  34. 34
    Ben

    Good luck with it, and definitely have fun! Can’t wait to put it on my bookshelf :D

  35. 35
    efrique

    Thanks. I can’t think of a better reason not to post to your blog.

  36. 36
    LykeX

    I think you could spare 10 minutes to respond to this:

    Why bother responding to the clinically insane?
    Sorry, but whoever wrote that it fucking nuts. It’s the most confused, self-contradictory and dishonest load of garbage I’ve read since the last creationist strolled by.

    Either that, or he* is pathologically unable to clearly express his opinion. If he actually means what he says in that post, he should be heavily medicated.

    Sorry if this goes a bit beyond the normal language of this blog, but there’s no other way to honestly express my reaction.

    *Or she? Not sure.

  37. 37
    Flewellyn

    For some reason, the title made me think this:

    “If you’re havin’ God problems
    Then I feel for ya, son
    I got 99 problems
    But a God ain’t one.”

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