How to Share your Wisdom

I have written a piece for the Kindle Daily Post of which I'm pretty proud.

Also, you still have a chance to win a signed copy of the new edition of Off to Be the Wizard (Magic 2.0). In addition to that book, the prize package will also include the Basic Instructions 2014 Box Calendar, and a signed copy of a book by a different author. This week, the bonus book is You, by Charles Benoit.

You can enter below by friending Off to Be the Wizard on Facebook, following me on Twitter, or by leaving a comment on this post answering a simple question. (FYI, last week there was some confusion because only those who entered could see the question. For the record, the question is "Do you prefer paper or e-books, and if if it e-books, what format?")

Sadly, the offer is only open to people in the United States. Shipping costs, what can I say? The contest closes on, April 13th at 12am, then a new give away with a different bonus book will begin. Thanks, and good luck!

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Reader Comments (52)

I'm Jenkins!
Augggggggggggggggggh

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDerwood

I prefer paper books!

Also, the deadline seems to have not been updated. By someone.

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

I prefer ebooks, in epub format for flexibility in the ereader app I can use.

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJoel

Paper 4evah!

Can't wait for this whole "e" fad to end so that we can get back to the way things were back before the invention of electric candles and petrol horses and such.

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJudas Peckerwood

Paper or e-books are both good, e-books maybe slightly more convenient, I sometimes read them on my iPhone, so that format would be most convenient to me.

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew G

I prefer paper books as well!

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Shockley

Hey Scott, were you really a stand-up comedian? And did you and Missy meet before, during, or after this phase of your life? That's pretty cool if it is true.

Note from Scott: Yes, i did make my living as a stand-up comic for over a decade. Missy and I met toward the beginning of that decade (She was in an iprov troupe that performed at a comedy club where I did open mikes). Also, the real Ric and I met through comedy. He was a comic as well. I was opening for him.

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMark W

Digital strongly perferred. Otherwise my whole house would overflow with books.

I perfer PDF as they work on EVERYTHING... but kindle format will work.

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

"Also, the real Ric and I met through comedy. He was a comic as well. I was opening for him."

So... Were his jokes any good, or was he the joke?

Note from Scott: Both. his jokes were very, very good, but they were mostly at his own expense.

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterqcn

I prefer paper. I would buy PDF (Sony eBook).

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDan Ellingsen

Paper books. Holds up lopsided tables better.

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames

I prefer paper, but also enjoy PDF for my Sony eBook.

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDan Ellingsen

Scott, are there any recordings of you or Ric doing stand-up? I think I speak for many of your fans when I say I'd like to see (or at least hear) it.

Note from Scott: Rick deliberately destroyed all recordings of his act when he quit. I still have some old videos sitting around. I keep threatening to put one on YouTube, but I never seem to get around to it.

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterK. L.

"Do you prefer paper or e-books, and if if it e-books, what format?"

Paper books. I do enough screen stuff that I want a break when I read.

If it is an e-book, I prefer plain text or EPub.

April 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

I generally prefer paper copies. I still haven't gotten used to reading on a screen for long periods of time.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBen

A more common quote (i.e. one that turns out to exist) is "Anger is fuel." Bathe yourself in anger, then set light to it... um...

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

I don't read a lot but when I do, I prefer paper.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJimmy

I do prefer digital, PDF, as I have no space in the hole I occupy!

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBryan

I prefer paper books.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

I strongly prefer digital format, pdf or kindle, both work on my kindle. I'm moving to India and can't take my whole dead tree library, but OH THE DIGITAL BOOKS I CAN CARRY!!
Also, while I am thrilled about your contest, I will like it when it is over. One of my favorite exercises is reading the comments after the comic and I now have to wade through all the comments like this one.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames Poteet

I like Paper!

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMartin

I'm a Kindle gal, myself. Although the books can't really be signed.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPegkitty

Opening for Ric...

Oh my.

I think it'd go a little SOMEthing LIKE THIS...

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

I definitely like ebooks best these days as I have little shelf space left. EPUB or plain PDF are my preferred formats.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered Commentertmj

I prefer ebook (kindle or ePub, doesn't matter much). But it's nice to read a paper hardcover every so often.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJay

I prefer digital for fiction, paper for non-fiction to underline, take notes, and flip through at a later date. I bought a lot of non-fiction ebooks to realize the difficulty in annotating and going back to at a later date.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjeremy

Paper. When civilization comes crashing down in 15 years or so, my paper books will be like gold.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDoug

Paper forever! Love a smallish hardcover with no jacket.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Used to think I'd never want to read e-books. Now that's all I buy. I'd say I probably have a slight preference for the epub format.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

I much prefer paper books. They don't run out of battery, and I actually own physical copies of them (unlike the e-readers, where apparently the company has the power to take them back whenever they want). That being said, using iBooks is very convenient for flying- I don't have to stuff five paperbacks into my carry-on.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLeah

I like paper books better.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterORione

I prefer paper books. There's always space to stuff things in my bookshelf, and the hastle of owning another device isn't worth it.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFojar

Still prefer paper copies, but I haven't read any on a device optimized for that purpose.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge C

Please, please, PLEASE write a "How to perform comedy between rounds at a boxing match!"

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterslyfan

I generally prefer paper books.

but i actually consume the most audio books.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

I use my Kindle a fair amount, and read "Off to be the wizard 1.0" on it, but I still prefer paper.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDeepa

Wait... it's an insult to mention it if someone's older than you? (first panel)

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEsn

I'm pretty sure panel four should say "You can't always make someone understand your point, but it's gratifying when they do."

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJack

I prefer either a hardcover book or e-book, the first two Basic Instructions books I got have some pages that just came off randomly while flipping through.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTan

Always paper.

April 9, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterhieronymus242

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