We found 6 Reddit comments about Encyclopædia Moronica: Volume I. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.
Funny story about that
It's probably easier now than ever before. E. L. James originally wrote 50 Shades of Grey as a Twilight Fan-Fic, and made it available for free on her website.
Similarly, Andy Weir wrote The Martian as a bit of fun - a thought exercise in how you could survive marooned on an alien planet. Again this was available for free on his website.
If you can write something that gets public notice, publishers may come to you.
You could also self-publish. /u/gambatte has self published his stories that were originally on /r/talesfromtechsupport
I did not enable DRM on any of the Encyclopædia Moronica volumes when I created them in Amazon KDP, so you should be able to grab the ebook and convert it to whatever you want.
In fact, I have vague memories of setting up a free book promotion on Amazon... Yeah, looks like I did (LPT: don't set up book promotions while tired and mostly inebriated). Volume I is up on Amazon for free this week. So - if you want - grab it from Amazon for free, and see if Calibre will convert it to your preferred format. If not, well, nothing lost.
But $0.03 of the sale of each book could be yours for the taking. You're only 33,333,333 book sales away from making your first million.
Not the first book, although perhaps the first to be physically published. Gambatte's Encyclopedia Moronica comes to mind as an e-book entirely of his stories from reddit.
There are actually people from /r/talesfromtechsupport that have done that. airz23 (aka Captain Cliff Hanger)has released an ebook about his adventures and /u/gambatte actuall has two. So, it's entirely possible for this guy to pull off something similar. He may have only one story so far, but I can tell that a lot of people would buy an ebook from OP if he made one.