New Homeless Experiment Formats

Something people find rather interesting is when they hear about my Homeless Experiment. Usually they hear it from one of my jackass friends mentioning to someone “Ask him where he lived this year!” or some question-inducing comment like that.

People generally want to read the experiment, but since it’s in blog format, it’s in reverse order and in general kind of hard to read.

People can always go to the NevBlog Timeline, scroll to the experiment and click through each post…however this requires first KNOWING you can do that, and a full 39 clicks to read!

A better way to read was needed so now the Homeless Experiment is now viewable in several different formats.

Putting the actual file together took the most time. I copy/pasted all the files in chronological order into a Word file then corrected all the wonky formatting.

The Word to HTML conversion gave even more “interesting” formatting errors, but a straight copy/paste from Word into Frontpage worked great. I turned this page into the HTML version of the ebook.

For the PDF I simply converted the HTML document into a PDF.

I figured getting this uploaded on the Amazon Kindle platform would be difficult, but it was actually unbelievably simple. This is quite possibly the simplest method to “publish” anything.

Anyone with an Amazon account is ready to go, enter a few book details, upload the file in pretty much any format and within a few seconds you have a preview:

I quickly made a cheesy book cover and uploaded that:

….set the price and you’re published! Wait a few days for approval and it’ll be on sale.