so i just ran 'make book-rtf' and built the rtf version of my book. it's
been a while since i've bothered to do that, since the rtf doesn't look all
that good in os x's text edit app, and i hate waiting for openoffice to
open, and the html looks good enough as far as i'm concerned. anyway, it
turns out that the thing has grown to 54 pages! i mean wow! that's great!
i mean it may be crap for all i know, since nobody but me has actually read
any of it at this point, but at least it's starting to look long enough to
be a real book.