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I'm quite overwhelmed and surprised by the number of folks who have expressed an interest in pre-ordering a poster version of the Map of Human Sexuality. Since it seems like something that people are really interested in, I've decided to accept pre-orders for the map at $12 each (plus shipping).

Here's the scoop: If I can get 50 pre-orders, which will pay for two thirds of the total printing cost, I'm going to go ahead and do the print run. If I don't get hat many pre-orders by March, the entire amount of the pre-order (including shipping) will be refunded to everyone who pre-orders...though judging from the responses to my last LJ post, I should hit that threshold very quickly.

Turnaround on printing is eight to ten business days. Leaving a couple of days for shipping to me, that means I expect to start sending pre-orders out about twelve business days after I hit 50 pre-orders. At least, that's the plan.

I've set up a place for pre-ordering on my ecommerce site; the direct link is here. Unfortunately, I can't take PayPal orders; credit card only. (The checkout page is secure.)

The poster will be big (24"x36"), offset printed on 100# gloss text. Since the map itself is square, I'm probably going to put a glossary of terms on the bottom part of the map. One of the things I'll likely do is put a few different versions of the finished poster design with glossary on my LJ and let folks vote on them.

So, here's your chance. If you'd like a poster (or two), you can pre-order now!

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creativecstasy
Jan. 15th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
Can you keep us up to date about how preorders go? I want to see if it's possible to get it by Feb 17 for a birthday. He'll love this!
tacit
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:46 pm (UTC)
Great idea! I've added a picture to this post and to the sidebar if you look at my journal directly that shows how many pre-orders have come in so far. I'll update it every day. I'm nearly a quarter of the way there already!
qdot
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
I want one!

Also: Not that I expect it'll open floodgates, but would you like me to post a poster preorder thing on slashdong?
tacit
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
If you'd like, that'd be awesome!
zastrazzi
Jan. 15th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
Any chance you'll be offering up signed versions?
tacit
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
Yep! Leave a note in the "special instructions" field of the order form. :)
zastrazzi
Jan. 15th, 2009 04:14 pm (UTC)
Sweet :)
heart_open
Jan. 15th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
Ooh! A signed version would be awesome! I'll take two, please!
cheerilyxmorbid
Jan. 15th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
I need to deposit some monies in my bank account, but I'll be taking two. Order will be placed in a few days.
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onesoul
Jan. 15th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
time and time again... I just keep thinking how much you Rock my Socks! Thanks for being your smart, intense, and fun self!!!!
(Anonymous)
Jan. 15th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
Pre-order
I truly enjoyed your Map and would love to have two copies, but I'm expremely hesitant about using my card number. Is there any way you'd take a cashier's check for the amount?
lunasmiles
Jan. 15th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
I ordered one, but forgot to ask you to sign it.

I also did the online map, but when I clicked 'save' and then tried to embed the code into my LJ, it cleared all the pins and just linked to a new map.
sxyvixen
Jan. 15th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
I just wanted to say that the icon at the bottom of the post with the red line moving as you get the pre-orders is awesome!

I'll have to order from home though as it's probably NOT a good idea to do from work...
sbernard16
Jan. 15th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
Sweet deal! I'm contacting all my friends who would be interested in this and I'll get them to check it out... Hell! I'd be willing for them to pay me later and I do a multi-item purchase! I'll have to order tonight or this weekend.
jesheckahlynn
Jan. 30th, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
Sorry to ask. But what did the emergency meeting decide?
tacit
Jan. 31st, 2009 07:52 am (UTC)
The company is still operating, through at reduced capacity. We've opened the doors again, part time (20 hours a week), and we've apparently lined up enough capital to keep going for at least the next few months. (Knock on wood.)
natbrat
Feb. 5th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm an intern at the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. I also blog for Kinsey Confidential, our sex education outreach program and blog. I found your awesome sex map courtesy of Regina Lynn's blog and though it'd be fun to feature it on our blog.

Can I use the same screenshot image Regina did in her blog for ours?

I don't know that I can put the entire formatting with the link to the pre-order but I can include a hyperlink to the pre-order site.

I hope you get enough pre-orders to do some printing. I got mine in!
tacit
Feb. 5th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Awesome! By all means, feel free!
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