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9/30/2005

Post Script 2: The State of Simon


Simon of Space has been picked up for publication by the nice people at Ephemera Bound. As a consequence, the first edition of the book self-published by me is no longer available for sale. A heartfelt thanks goes out to everyone who troubled to buy a copy. You sweet people are keeping me out of debtors' prison.

The text on this weblog has won a stay of execution, and will remain on-line and freely available for the time being. (You are safe, do not panic.)

As requested, I have set up a discussion board for announcements about the progress of the hardcover second edition, criticism and speculation, fanfic and inspired artwork, and general chit-chat. It's a bit experimental right now -- a bit bare bones. User registration isn't yet automated, for example. If things go well I'll upgrade to the commercial version of the discussion board software, which has niftier features.

Don't forget to check out Simon of Space: The Merchandise. You know it never really happened unless you have a T-shirt about it. Or at least a mug. (And who knows? In a few years you might be able to eBay it for a dirty sum. Keep your fingers crossed, friends.)

This post concludes the Simon of Space weblog.

Thank you, and good night.

[ Curtsy & Exit ]

21 Comments:

Anonymous Simon (of not space) decreed...

I don't think I'm going to tell my wife that I spent nearly 50 bucks on a signed paperback book (CDN) and now fully intend to buy said book bound in hardcover.

"But Honeee-yyyy... It'll be worth so much more on eBay in 20 years" just won't fly, methinks.

Oh well. I'll still buy both.

And probably a mug too.

Fri Sep 30, 11:56:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Jillster decreed...

I'm just happy we're helping keep you out of debtor's prison. You have such a lovely (and growing!) family, and you wouldn't be much good to them there! ;)

I still haven't bought my mug, but I'm going to soon. My book should be here soon...I got an e-mail from Lulu this week saying it was shipping! :)

Sat Oct 01, 12:08:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Reetay Arvaysay decreed...

Congratulations. It's well-deserved.

My girlie T will arrive within days. I anticipate having to explain it over and over to my actor friends at work. (They're smart and curious, but narrowly-focused. They'll love the "do not panic" part, though.)

Thanks again for another delightfully creative read.

Sat Oct 01, 12:15:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Phy decreed...

Congrats, CBB!

Question: Does Lulu still have the right to print and ship the 1st-ed books I ordered a couple days ago? (According to their site at the time, there was a bit of a backlog on SoS, so I'm pretty sure they haven't shipped yet.)

Sat Oct 01, 01:42:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous decreed...

Yeah, those mugs are keen. I want one.

Sat Oct 01, 02:14:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Christien Lomax (TheCatWhisperer) decreed...

Congrats on getting a publisher, I look much forward to purchasing the hard cover verion :D

SoS was one of the best sci-fi books I've read in a long time.

Hope to read more of your work in teh future.

Sat Oct 01, 05:23:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous sheik yerbouti decreed...

*sigh* I figured I'd miss the Lulu run, but of course that just means I won't end up paying fifty bucks for a signed paperback (don't worry, I made my donation months ago)!

I know this has been sort of thrown around, but when do you think we'll see this in stores?

Bang-up job, and I can't wait to check out the forum...

Yerbouti shaking, over and out.

Sat Oct 01, 11:04:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous justin decreed...

cbb,
after looking over the forums, i saw the lack of features, and i just wanted to let you know about a free open-source message boards, based off of vBulliten, www.mercuryboards.com i've used it several times, it's completely customizable, and a great all around forums. anyways, i just wanted to let u know about it, this isn't spam btw, lol, just trying to help out ;)

justin

word veri: iefga
ahh an easy one, "internet explorer for gates alone" lol

Sun Oct 02, 09:03:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous justin decreed...

oops, i had the url down wrong, it's www.mercuryboard.com

justin

word veri: drskcw
umm, "the red skewer" lol

Sun Oct 02, 09:07:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Dave decreed...

Umm, what happens to the copy I ordered through Lulu, that after a week is still "fullfilling"?

And congrats on getting a publisher Matthew.

Dave

Tue Oct 04, 07:34:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Cheeseburger Brown decreed...

Don't shoot the messenger:

Lulu says:

Expect 5-8 days to print your order, and then there is shipping time.

Lulu adds:

Expect a 5-10 day delay before we even get the printing started as we are currently fuxx0red due to high order volume.

Lulu apologizes:

Too bad so sad, sucker. Hope you're the patient-type.


Love,

CheeseburgerBrown

Tue Oct 04, 08:14:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Dave decreed...

Lulu actually SAID:
Too bad so sad, sucker. Hope you're the patient-type. ?????

Tue Oct 04, 10:21:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Capt. Stupendo decreed...

Methinks he was paraphrasing...

Congrats CBB, I'll definitly buy a hardbound, and bring it to you to sign when you are tour...

;)

Word Verification of the Day: RXION: "When you just can't crap anymore, RXION is for you." Side effects include, but are not limited to: headaches, nosebleeds, premature baldness, scabies, syphillis, strokes, heart attacks, SIDS, AIDS, MCSE, and anal leakage.

Tue Oct 04, 12:13:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lilaena decreed...

The curtsy was a nice touch. And like sheik, I missed out on the self published version. Darn you for being so fast at getting a publisher!

No less than you deserve, however. :)

Tue Oct 04, 09:12:00 PM EDT  
Blogger J. Francis Lehman decreed...

I gots my Simon by Lulu a couple days ago.

How do I send it off to CBB to be all autographied and such?

It'll be a nice companion piece to the "official" hardbound version when that comes out.

VeriWord: lfudznac - images of Elmer Fudd and Prozac leap to mind, but that doesn't quite work...

Tue Oct 04, 10:04:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Iroquois Pliskin decreed...

sooooo...are there still any unclaimed first editions?

Fri Oct 07, 06:32:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Cheeseburger Brown decreed...

Yes. There remains still a handful of signed or to-be-signed first editions available.

Anyone who ordered a book but has at this point failed to make payment or to respond to my inquiring e-mails: your books are now up for grabs by others.

E-mail me if you're interested in acquiring one.

First come, first served.

Love,

CheeseburgerBrown

Sat Oct 08, 09:41:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous argan0n decreed...

CBB:

I ordered two signed editions a while ago (Sept 24th, got paypal conformation and all) but have yet to see them grace my mailbox in the USA.

Are we still waiting for printing?

:(

Thu Oct 13, 12:11:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous argan0n decreed...

CBB:
Nevermind I should've checked our forum first. Shipped 10-11-2005

Thu Oct 13, 12:30:00 AM EDT  
Blogger AlmaSeer decreed...

I just read a few chapters of your story. Very engrossing! I don't usually read sci fi, but i like what you've done alot.
i'm a big fan of fantasy fict. if you're interested, check out http://thebringerofdestiny.blogspot.com to see my own story. I've just started.

Fri Nov 11, 04:06:00 PM EST  
Blogger J. Francis Lehman decreed...

Just checked out the Emporium of Schwag.

Somebody's a fan of Spaceballs, methinks...

Veriword: ektia

1) as a word: little bits of ectoplasm from getting slimed a la Ghostbusters.

2) as an acronym (not sure when that started): Excellent Karma, Thanks In Advance.

Mon Nov 14, 01:57:00 PM EST  

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