The popular improv blog Improv Nonsense by UCB’s Will Hines is turning into a book. Hines announced today that he’s self-publishing the book, titled How to Be the Greatest Improviser on Earth, in May. Here’s some more info on the book:
This blog is going to be a book in June. It’s going to be called “How to be the Greatest Improviser on Earth” (inspired by an earlier post in this blog) Pending everything going as planned, It will go on pre-sale in May and ship in June.
I am self-publishing it. I tried to court it to publishers and had some nice meetings. But basically, I have better direct access to potential customers than any company, so besides the prestige of a publishing company, doing it myself made more sense.
It’s been edited by Malin von Euler-Hogan (an editor who is also on a Harold Team in UCB-NY), and will be laid out by former NYC improv stalwart Nick Jaramillo, with a cover by Maëlle Doliveux. It’s gonna be rad!
If you want to be notified when the book is available, please join this mailing list. You’ll be the first to know what’s going on with it’s publication. I’ll also send a few updates on the publishing process as they are kinda fun and interesting in a nerdy, under-the-hood sort of way.
In the meantime, check out some of our favorite Improv Nonsense posts here, here, and here.