300 jokes out of a total of 2600 read and commented.
I wrote and illustrated the book. I had also designed its cover. The book was already formatted to look like a real one from day one. Now, someone at a literary agency or book publisher needs to look at the book and take a decision.
I took 300 jokes out of the 2600 and printed it. (Unfortunately, no edge-to-edge printing for the cover.) I bound it and made it look like a real book. In true DIY/maker or programmer style, I created a demo video of the product (even though this is a book). It took me forever to complete the book-read and edit it. The recording did not have many words that I spoke so I removed the audio. In place of the audio, I have added subtitles for the entire length.
The jokes start at 20 minutes.
- Part 1 – Children’s Jokes, computer jokes, cross-the-road jokes, animal jokes, physics jokes, chemistry jokes, biology jokes…
- Part 2 – Bar jokes, blonde jokes, financial jokes…
- Part 3 – Confucius-say jokes, ethnic jokes, political jokes…
I have been doing some research on publishing books and I found a subset of YouTube called BookTube. Here are some good videos that I found.
Snow White Reader
Booktube is populated by young college girls who read nothing but “Young Adult” novels. Hoping to turn girls into feminists, American school boards seem to have used female authors Jane Austen and Bronte sisters in the school curriculum. Many continue to read similar books. Many others move to “YA”. Almost nobody reads non-fiction. And, absolutely no humour because no humour books are being published. This girl is different.
She is also film maker and actress.
Little Book Owl
This girl’s anecdote about one female author is really hilarious.
Read with Cindy
Kids say the darnedest things. Uses bad language but is frank and funny.
(That’s not her name.) She is funny but she is funniest when she sings.
Books and Things
I experience most of the same problems that this girl describes and I do not work in publishing.