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Holy shit, you guys! This thing is real!

The polyamory book More Than Two my partner Eve and I have been writing is available for preorder from Amazon! It's a monster--a 500-page book that covers everything from ethics to hierarchy to finding poly partners to dealing with insecurity to solo poly.

The foreword was written by Janet Hardy, of The Ethical Slut fame. Here's part of what she has to say about it:

Dossie and I have been described as big sisters (if your big sister is a slutty kinky aging hippie); Franklin and Eve are more like wise neighbors. Think of the guy on the other side of the fence on Home Improvement, calm and wise and funny. Dossie and I write primarily about the sexual aspects of poly; Franklin and Eve are more interested in the day-to-day living part. Dossie and I like to indulge ourselves, just a little, in high-flown realms of abstraction and idealism; Franklin and Eve like to keep their feet on the ground.

I am really, really proud of this book. We've worked incredibly hard not just to make it happen, but to give concrete, real-world experiences, ours and other people's, to illustrate what we have to say.

It's a bit of a change for me. In my writings over the years, I've tended to focus on pragmatism and boots-on-the-ground poly without really talking very much about my own life and experiences. In this book, I talk more about myself and my experiences than I have anywhere else, and I've tried to be unflinching about the places I've screwed up and the things I've done wrong along the way.

It's only been up for preorder for a little while and it's already selling strongly. I have a sneaking feeling this thing might just run away from us.

Anyway, I hope you guys like it. Writing it was certainly an adventure.



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Apr. 16th, 2014 01:40 am (UTC)
Do you have a section on how to combine M/s with poly? I could use it.
Apr. 16th, 2014 01:42 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, that will have to be another book. :)
Apr. 16th, 2014 01:45 am (UTC)
Just might have to write my own. But I'd love to read anout how to cop with insecurity cause that's my biggee right now.
Apr. 16th, 2014 02:50 am (UTC)
Raven Kaldera's Power Circuits: Polyamory in a Power Dynamic has a lot of good things to say.
Apr. 16th, 2014 02:54 am (UTC)
Will do. Thanks for the tip!
Apr. 16th, 2014 01:46 am (UTC)
Diggin the cover art by the way!
Apr. 16th, 2014 01:55 am (UTC)
Congrats you guys! Fantastic accomplishment!
Apr. 16th, 2014 02:50 am (UTC)
i am very much looking forward to reading it!
Apr. 16th, 2014 03:23 am (UTC)
Please send me a copy of the manuscript.
Apr. 16th, 2014 03:40 am (UTC)
The book is due back from the printer on May 30. If you send your mailing information to eve@morethantwo.com I'll make sure you get a copy. :)
Apr. 16th, 2014 03:51 am (UTC)
Please send me a copy of the manuscript.
Apr. 16th, 2014 10:59 am (UTC)
Congratulations to you both. Mine is pre-order and I wish it would get here faster :)
Apr. 16th, 2014 04:07 pm (UTC)
Any chance an electronic version will be made available for Kindle?
Apr. 17th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
Yes! There will be a Kindle version and an ePub version when the book ships.
Apr. 17th, 2014 06:04 am (UTC)
Is the pricing going to be the same for the digital versions?
Apr. 17th, 2014 09:50 pm (UTC)
Pricing for the digital versions is not yet set, but it won't be the same as the print edition.
Apr. 20th, 2014 09:57 pm (UTC)
It will likely be $9.99. We've published an FAQ here: http://bit.ly/1gWnWh6

- Eve
Apr. 17th, 2014 02:31 am (UTC)
Congratulations! I've been reading your writing on this topic since my own first wobbly steps down the poly path, almost 10 years ago. I'm totally pleased to see your & Eve's work get the attention it so deserves.

I jumped in on the funding campaign and can't wait to receive my copy! I'm all a-squee!
( and I totally enjoyed being part of the google hangout.)

Apr. 17th, 2014 11:14 am (UTC)
Ha! Apparently I wasn't logged in. The above comment would be from me!
Chris Pitzer
Apr. 17th, 2014 10:30 pm (UTC)
How do I buy this so you guys get the most money possible?
Apr. 18th, 2014 03:36 am (UTC)
Through nearly all channels, including Amazon, we'll be getting the straight-up wholesale price, so it really won't make a lot of difference. We'll get a bit more for the e-books, and sometime in the summer the book will become available on the Createspace e-store, which will give us an extra couple of dollars per book.

But the truth is that the price difference is trivial relative to what what we need most right now, which is exposure. That means buying it through established sales channels like Amazon so that our sales rank increases. And then reviewing it!

If you want to buy a box at wholesale prices for your local poly group or whatever, you can email orders@thorntreepress.com. And definitely encourage your local indie bookstore to stock it!
Apr. 18th, 2014 03:37 am (UTC)
That last comment was Eve, BTW.
Apr. 18th, 2014 04:44 am (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to getting my Kickstarter copy!! :D

Congratulations on the book (almost-) release!!

Apr. 18th, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. I will definitely read it. Although, for many reasons, I have chosen to no longer identify as poly, I will always cherish the time that I did and the partners I had. Well done my friend!
Apr. 19th, 2014 05:04 am (UTC)
Congratulations, as practicing therapist I refer people to your web page and your writings all the time. I'd love to have a copy of the book in my office. as I don't recomend anything to clients I haven't read.
Apr. 22nd, 2014 08:19 am (UTC)
Congratulations!! I am so excited to get my hands on this book! Thank you for all your hard work over the years. Your website has been an inspiration and I'm sure your book will be also.
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