You can now get the paperback copy of Asexuality: A Brief Introduction from a wider variety of book sellers.
Powells | Elliot Bay Book Co. | Barnes & Noble | Alibiris | Books A Million
Or try your local indie bookstore at: Indie Bound
You can probably have almost any bookstore do a special order. The ISBN is 9781477428085.
(And, of course, you can still get it from Amazon [Paperback | Kindle], and you can still download the entire PDF for free from AsexualityArchive.com.)
Over on AsexualityArchive.com, I’ve put up the first round of questions in my asexuality questionnaire project. The goal of the project is to ask a large number of questions about asexuality and life as an asexual, then compile the answers into a series of posts (and eventually, maybe even another book). Right now, there’s only a handful of questions, but I hope to grow this until there are many sections, with several hundred questions all together.
This first round is questions about asexuality in general. Future rounds will be about more specific topics.
As this is brand new, please let me know if there’s anything wrong with the process in general or if you have any ideas about how it can be improved. Also, you might want to keep your answers saved off locally for a while, in case I mess up and accidentally delete all the results. I’ve never used this survey software for anything before and I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing.
Feel free to send me question ideas, too. I’ve got a big list of them already, but I’m just one ace, so there’s no way I can know everything that would be important to cover.
My book on asexuality, Asexuality: A Brief Introduction, is now available in paperback form through Amazon.
Amazon.com (US): $5.95
Amazon.co.uk (UK): £3.81
It’s also available as a free PDF download (Yep, the whole thing!) directly from my site.
AsexualityArchive.com (PDF): $0.00/£0.00/¥0/0 GP
(Kindle Edition Coming Soon!)
About Asexuality: A Brief Introduction:
Sometimes called “A Fourth Orientation”, asexuality is a sexual orientation characterized by a persistent lack of sexual attraction toward any gender. This book explores love, sex, and life, from an asexual point of view. This book is for anyone, regardless of orientation. Whether you’re asexual, think you might be, know someone who is, or just want to learn more about what asexuality is (and isn’t), there’s something inside for you. This is one of the first books exclusively dedicated to the subject of asexuality as a sexual orientation. Written by an asexual, it discusses the topic from the inside.
So, AsexualityArchive.com is running WordPress, and WordPress stats show you the query terms that people used to find your site. Normally, the list is full of things like “signs of asexuality” or “ace flag” or other things that my site talks about. Sometimes there’s the person who clearly thinks the domain reads as “A Sexuality Archive”, looking for porn or some such. Once, I had someone clearly trying to cheat on their homework, searching for “a newly identified sexual orientation is characterized by a lack of sexual attraction to others is called what?”.
I think the one that’s in there today has to be one of the most bizarre:
“what are called if you think you’ve had sex with an alien”
And what makes it even more inexplicable is that I’m the number 2 result on Google for that phrase.
Well now. I am totally going to have to take advantage of my ranking for that phrase. Maybe I can even hit #1!
Have I mentioned that I’m working on a book about asexuality?
Because I’m working on a book about asexuality.
I’ve put up an early preview draft here: http://www.asexualityarchive.com/book/
So, take a look and let me know what you think about it so far. (It’s pretty much just a compilation of my posts at this point, but it’s a decent place to start.)
I just finished the first draft of a post for AsexualityArchive.com on some of the signs of asexuality. It was meant to be something quick and short. Somehow it ended up at around 5000 words. And it’s only going to get longer as I revise it.
That can only mean one thing:
Never done one of those before. Have to see how it turns out.
Of course, I’m also afraid that instead of being taken as a “You might be ace if…” list, people will take it as “You’re not ace unless…” list, like it’s a diagnostic checklist or something, which is not what it’s supposed to be at all.
I’d better get to revising. I don’t want this to take another three weeks to get out.