Please help us buy your books. October 7, 2011 10:58 AM   Subscribe

So, I was reading the writer's block post, and I had a there a central repository of all of the published writers here? I'm a pretty big book buyer, and I'd happily support the authors here.

I guess there's anonymity problems, maybe, so if you have stuff for sale and would rather not pipe up in thread, memail me!

If you do decide to answer, I guess an Amazon link would be cool. Or maybe it already exists and I'm just a dumbass, so a link to that would also be great.
posted by nevercalm to MetaFilter-Related at 10:58 AM (50 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

MeFi Wiki: Published Authors
posted by zarq at 10:59 AM on October 7, 2011 [4 favorites]

One minute? Clearly the userbase is slacking.
posted by nevercalm at 11:02 AM on October 7, 2011 [2 favorites]


I do a bit of work on the wiki and in a weird coincidence already had that page open in a tab.

I am cross-checking The MeFite Library page to confirm that anyone appropriate listed there is on the Published Authors page. I also need to add some works by EmpressC that I had forgotten about until this AM.
posted by zarq at 11:06 AM on October 7, 2011 [2 favorites]

I've been sort of idly working on a book since a slow work day made me write the first chapter of an intentionally terrible steampunk novel(la) in the Amanda Hocking thread, for e-publishing; some folks suggested they'd be into reading an entire book like that, and I figured, why not? There's a notification list for it and all, but anyway: But for a few edits, it's done, and before terribly long there should be some sort of information on how to buy it (as promised, it will be maybe three bucks).

So: Not yet, but real soon.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 11:14 AM on October 7, 2011

I wanna be totally clear when I talk about "my first novel" I'm talking about the trunk-bound pile of teenage angst that, with another extensive revision, may possibly be not totally embarrassing to show to people but will probably never be publishable. (The second one might actually go somewhere. We'll see if I can get an actual ending on it.)
posted by restless_nomad (staff) at 11:17 AM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

Whoa! Love the new staff button! Where can I pick one up?
posted by Mister_A at 11:33 AM on October 7, 2011

Jenny Diski!

No wait...
posted by Decani at 11:35 AM on October 7, 2011

I don't know the whole story, but I can guess why Jenny left based on the top tags on her profile:

smug sexism plague oh
posted by Mister_A at 11:41 AM on October 7, 2011

I mean that's MeFi 2008 in a nutshell innit?
posted by Mister_A at 11:41 AM on October 7, 2011

Argh I keep forgetting to update the wiki
posted by The Whelk at 12:04 PM on October 7, 2011

I always feel really cheesy about mentioning my book. I don't know why. I should probably get over that. But mine was published in August. I'm not in the wiki or anything, so here you go.
posted by katillathehun at 12:10 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

katilla, if no one else adds it in, I'll do so within the next day or two.
posted by zarq at 12:15 PM on October 7, 2011

there, I just put myself in. I didn't include the stuff I did for anthologies, I have a lot of short stories in various places floating around .
posted by The Whelk at 12:27 PM on October 7, 2011

(aside from Strange tales just cause I'm really proud of that and you should read it)
posted by The Whelk at 12:28 PM on October 7, 2011

Actually, zarq, the page which had all my stuff is gone, so I can take the credit, but the link is broken. (woe.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:31 PM on October 7, 2011

I should have added that maybe this might be a good self-linky place where you can throw in stuff you're proud of that can really only be found online.

And you should never feel cheesy mentioning your is, after all, YOUR WORK.
posted by nevercalm at 1:07 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

There's a really awesome bunch of published YA authors here--changeling, mothershock, headspace, and jeanne come to mind (and cider works in the biz too, but not as an author). I'm always uber happy when there's a YA reading recs question on ask and I click it to find they've already covered all of the bases.

I do not count myself among them yet, but my agent is working on it. I've got some short stories in places, though.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 1:08 PM on October 7, 2011

katilla, I just put your book in an epic Amazon cart I've got going. It looks like it'll be right up several local alleys, here.
posted by nevercalm at 1:11 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

Hey, Adam Roberts used to post here. I can thoroughly recommend Yellow Blue Tibia--one of the best science fiction novels I read last year.
posted by IjonTichy at 1:14 PM on October 7, 2011

Probably quite a few people on here (about 40%, it sometimes seems, but perhaps that's just the threads I read) are, like me, academics, with publications we might brandish proudly before a tenure review board, but which don't really cut it when compared with mothershock's Daring Book for Girls.

And, equally, perhaps we don't want members of our tenure review boards to be only two clicks away from our comments in the BDSM threads.

You can download a sample chapter of my book from my pages! If you can work out which of those 642,769 researchers I am!
posted by lapsangsouchong at 1:18 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

I have a WordPress page where I keep track of the things I've had published online because otherwise I forget where they are.
posted by shakespeherian at 1:27 PM on October 7, 2011

Since shakespeherian's gone ahead and done it, here is my online bibliography and also I slapped up a free short story on goodreads (click "read book" under the cover) if you're into, like, teenage alien angst.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 1:29 PM on October 7, 2011

Hey, zarq, what about published works written under pseudonyms? Are they allowed?
posted by misha at 1:38 PM on October 7, 2011

this seems like a great place to share: the lovely mothershock, whom I met on metafilter, blurbed my second book :) (she's on the cover!)
posted by changeling at 1:53 PM on October 7, 2011 [2 favorites]

(actually, via metafilter is more apt.)
posted by changeling at 2:05 PM on October 7, 2011

I wrote or co-wrote a couple of really shitty books for Flash developers about ten years ago. There's no way I'm saying what the titles were, for fear that someone might find a copy and follow me down the street reading passages in a sneering voice.

I'm betting there's a few people around here staying quiet about the shockingly awful things they've had published.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 2:09 PM on October 7, 2011 [2 favorites]

I wrote a book about Beethoven's pianism. Probably counts as noise or derail.
posted by Namlit at 2:57 PM on October 7, 2011

Does being one of 30+ credited contributors to a People's Almanac spin-off count? (Sadly, I did not get credited for the more respectable Book of Lists 2 since my full-list contributions didn't make the final cut) Or writing an "Outroduction" for a book of webcomics? (Yes, I did steal that other Craig's "what have we learned" line in there) If not, i got nothin' (in print).
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:07 PM on October 7, 2011 [1 favorite]

I writed u a books, but they out of printed.
posted by The otter lady at 3:24 PM on October 7, 2011 [4 favorites]

I had my name in the credits of a video game.
Where's my cookie?
posted by Stagger Lee at 3:25 PM on October 7, 2011

I contributed some scenarios to a Facebook game.
posted by The Whelk at 3:26 PM on October 7, 2011

Well, this was just published here. So yeah, I am also a famous author!
posted by tumid dahlia at 4:10 PM on October 7, 2011

I always assumed you where.
posted by The Whelk at 5:14 PM on October 7, 2011

Do mind numbingly boring law journal publications count?
posted by Dr. Zira at 5:48 PM on October 7, 2011

I was the second-unit title monster in a Roger Corman movie. Is there a page for that?
posted by msalt at 5:50 PM on October 7, 2011

I may be doing this wrong but:

book 1, book 2, anthology I'm in 1, anthology I'm in 2
posted by msalt at 6:03 PM on October 7, 2011

Misha, sure! It's our wiki, so we make the rules.

If you'd like, memail me the way you'd like it to appear or just comment with it here and I'll post it for you.
posted by zarq at 6:39 PM on October 7, 2011

I compiled, edited and have an essay in The First Time I Got Paid For It: Writers' Tales From the Hollywood Trenches. It's been in print for over 10 years, and is used as a text in several film schools. Proceeds go to the Writers Guild Foundation, not to me.
posted by ljshapiro at 9:59 PM on October 7, 2011

I'm on the Mefite Library page but not the Published Authors page. Can I add myself, or just ask someone to do so?
posted by zompist at 11:15 PM on October 7, 2011

Zompist, it's a wiki, by definition you can edit it. :)
posted by IndigoRain at 12:00 AM on October 8, 2011

Also, Hodgman's second book More Information than you require doesn't seem to be in therel.
posted by msalt at 1:26 AM on October 8, 2011

I asked this in 2008 - here.
posted by paduasoy at 3:00 AM on October 8, 2011

I'm on the Mefite Library page. You can find my book "Why Not A Spider Monkey Jesus?" on Amazon or on my website, where you can read the first chapter for free. I also have a few short pieces up at Fictionaut, which you can also read for free. ("How much are these free pieces?" "They're FREE!")
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 8:15 AM on October 8, 2011

I wrote a wildlife guide.
posted by snofoam at 10:35 AM on October 8, 2011

And what do you know, Hodgman has a further (possibly final) book, titled That Is All.
posted by msalt at 1:53 PM on October 8, 2011

I finally figured out how to edit the Wiki and have added myself. Now I'm really an author!
posted by katillathehun at 8:14 AM on October 9, 2011

I will join the fiction ranks in February.

(Fun aside: Ask Metafilter assisted research for this book.)
posted by WPW at 10:10 AM on October 9, 2011 [1 favorite]

God I even forgot the link. What a scatterbrain.
posted by Namlit at 2:12 PM on October 11, 2011

I'm in the published authors list, but not the Metafilter Library list. Hm. I'll have to brush up my dusty wiki-editing skills and fix that (although if anybody less rusty than me wants to swoop in and fix it for me, I certainly won't complain.)

Also, by the way, I've got a new book coming out in March. It's a satire of pregnancy and parenting books, called How Not To Kill Your Baby.
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