So a bunch of you have been asking a bunch of questions about my new book, Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless. (Available on Kindle and Nook; soon to be available on Smashwords and in physical print!) So on the theory that for every person asking a question, there are a hundred people also wanting an answer, I thought that instead of answering them one at a time in the comments section, I’d answer them all together here.
First, in the You Didn’t Ask But I’m Telling You Anyway department: Why Are You Atheists So Angry? is, as of this writing, the #1 book on Amazon in the Atheism category. Not just the #1 Kindle book in the Atheism category — although it’s that, too. The #1 book in the category, period. And as of this writing, it’s the #120 best seller among all Kindle books. Yowsa. That doesn’t suck. Thanks so much to everyone who bought a book, and everyone who told their friends about it!
And now, to your questions.
I have a nook when will that be available? Hurry I need to read soon!
It’s available now!
Anybody know if there’s gonna be an audiobook version?
I can’t say anything official about this yet… but it’s looking good. Expect an announcement soon.
So when is this coming out in old school book version? I would really like to get a copy.
I don’t know exactly. I’m shooting for April. The formatting is almost done; as soon as it is, I just need to pick a POD publisher and say “Go.” It should be just a few weeks after that.
Any word on whether or not it will be available as a hardcover?
It won’t. The print version will be paperback only.
I want to get the physical book when it comes out. I was just wondering, since the List of Rage chapter seems to have a lot of links, how will the physical version look? Will there be footnotes or something?
The physical book will have endnotes where the links in the ebook are.
How soon will it be in ePub format? Us iPad users want to inow.
i don’t know if i am going to be doing that. Right now, my plans are just to do Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, and a physical dead-tree book. But if there’s sufficient demand, i’Ll ask the people who did the formatting about creating an iBook version. (Or if iBook can work with one of the formatted versions they’ve already created for the other readers, i’Ll just do that.) In the meantime, you can get Kindle on your iPad.
Do you know if this version has DRM enabled or not? If it’s turned off, I’ll get happily buy it now and convert to a format that a little more usable for me. Otherwise I’m happy to wait for the Smashwords or Nook versions.
DRM is turned off, and will be for all versions. But the Nook version is ready now, and Smashwords will be ready in a few days, if you’d prefer one of those.
Not available in Latin America and Caribbean.
Hm. That’s weird. It should be. I set my settings to make it available worldwide. Have you tried Amazon.es?
In the meantime, according to commenter Thomas Lawson: If it says NOT AVAILABLE, change your country settings to United States.
Will you sign my Kindle at ReasonRally?
If I see you! You do know that the Park Service in D.C. is estimating crowds of over 30,000, right? The chances of us running into each other are fairly slim. But yes — if I see you, or you see me, I’ll happily sign your Kindle!
I love the name of your publisher. Is Dirty Heathen Publishing something you just created?
Yup. Dirty Heathen Publishing is me. Glad you like it!
Smashmouth? Did you mean Smashwords?
Yes. Yes, I did. I don’t know why I can never get that right.
SRSLY. You decide to write a book and a few weeks later it’s published?
Yup. Let’s hear it for electronic self-publishing! And also for being willing to give up on sleep/ socializing/ life for a while.
Granted, a lot of this book had already been written when I decided to go ahead with it (chunks of it were previously published on the blog). And I put together a book proposal a while ago to try to get it published by a mainstream publisher, so I did a bunch of work on it then.
But a huge amount of work went into writing new material (of which there is a lot), revising the old material, pulling together citations, and putting it all into a coherent structure that’s actually a book and not just a collection of blog posts. So yes — the last few weeks of my life have pretty much been me drowning in this book, and having essentially no life. Totally worth it.
One question: why do you (and others) continue to spell “god” with an initial capital G particularly since a key goal is to remove the “specialness” associated with the concept?
It is the convention in English to capitalize the names of fictional characters. I capitalize God for the same reason I capitalize Voldemort.
Teen DaughterSpawn was just hammering nails to hang up some pictures in her room when the framed Skepticon photo of you fell on her head. Is that due to atheist anger?
Now can we tone down the kitten stuff?
God, if you’re there, could you make me a PB&J?