Friday, January 18, 2008

Once More, From the Top

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Arizona or something, I have returned! Unfortunately, unlike most returns, I am not bigger nor better. Nevertheless, I shall press on.

In November 2006, I launched this blog. Now fourteen months later, I am relaunching. However, I now face the almost certainty that this book will never be in stores. Despite my best efforts, I was not granted the rights to the show and no agent will take this book on without the rights. It's a helluva thing to get sued.

So we turn to plan B. Complete the book and then self-publish as The Unofficial Seinfeld Encyclopedia and only let a few people have the opportunity to buy it. Who are these few people you ask? Why, you, of course.

Since the beginning of this blog, I have had you click the link on the right to get your name in the book. When filling out your name, you also can fill in your email address. Well, that is how you will be notified when this book. And for those of you who are still confused as to this whole "name in the book" scenario, let me explain.

When I started shopping the book idea around, a problem I ran into a lot was the fact that I am an unknown. How do you become known these days? Blog. So I created this blog and advertised in some Seinfeld groups on Facebook. Eventually, I thought, I would have enough hits and interest to satisfy the agents. I did, but then came the rights issue.

So the link is still there. You simply click the link, fill out your information and hit enter or submit. Whichever button it may be. Your name will appear in a special thank you section at the end of the book. Impress all your friends.

Moving on, for those of you newcomers or those of you who need a reminder, here's what the book is all about.

It's an encyclopedia of essentially everything said on the show during the nine seasons. People, places, phrases, foods, historical figures, numbers, etc. The book is categorized just like an encyclopedia with A to Z "chapters." There's also a "chapter" for numbers before A. I do not analyze the show nor offer any critical thinking of any kind. It's just a huge guide to the show. For instance, you want to know what Mulva's real name is. Well, you look in M, under Mulva and you will find the answer. It's Dolores by the way. You should have known that.

Now, when I say a huge guide to the show, I mean a huge guide. I am a little under halfway done and I printed my progress. I'm up to 467 pages. So when all is said and done, I may have to split the book into two volumes. #-L, M-Z, for instance. We'll see.

So that's all for now. Thanks for sticking around, even when the blog was in that long hiatus. Most of that was laziness, but some of the absence was to show solidarity with the Writers Guild. But we're back on track and next week there will be another sneak preview of the book. So be sure to come back. Same blog time, same blog channel.

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