The Paxil Diaries are almost in paper form. All I need to do is finish the table of contents, register the copyright, and find somewhere to print it. But I have a problem -- one of the chapters starts off with "We Real Cool", a poem by Gwendolyn Brooks, Illinois' poet laureate from 1968 until her death in 2000. The linked page sports the state of Illinois as the copyright holder; how does one go about getting permission to print it? How does one find who really holds the copyright? Can government, in fact, even hold a copyright?
Once that issue is out of the way, what vanity publisher should I go with? I want the books to be high quality, but inexpensive and with little hassle to me.
I decided to put both volumes in one book, around 300 pages. I'll put it on BitTorrent as well; the first volume is already available in PDF form.
What, in your opinion, is the best non-DRM e-reader format, and free software to convert from Word or Open Office? It doesn't matter whether it runs in Linux or Windows (My only Mac is an ancient G3 and I doubt there is any software out there for it).
Also, I hope there will be a Rority time travel story tomorrow -- it's about half done now. And Sunday's journal will be a rerun of the Springfield Fragfest post from September 11, 2001. It's nothing like anything anybody else wrote that day, and is probably the first humorous thing about the tragedy from anyone (Saturday Night Live was probably the second). A more sober (yet angry) post came a few days later, and I'll post it some time next week.