As some of you may, or likely not, have noticed; things are changing around here and my book’s website. Thank you, SESTA/FOSTA, for that. Currently the book’s website is down while I change servers, otherwise the updated/redesigned site would be up by now. (The server change is unrelated except for the timing.)
One thing that will be very different when it goes back up is that the book’s companion blog, The Notebook, will be gone. I published there from 2006-2015. I have no idea how many people actually read it, or not. In fact, I had the impression that it was outdated and full of shit.
Not true! I’ve gathered the posts, tossed the ones that weren’t authored by me and that aren’t relevant to readers now, updated links, updated many of the postings with new information, added new material that hasn’t been published before. I’m creating an ebook out of the posts and expect it to be selling before the end of December.
Rereading every single one of my posts was invigorating. My writing is far more relevant and info-packed than I thought, and nowhere near icky and cringey to read. In fact, the writing is quite good. When looking for additional material to include, I stumbled across my forgotten file of escort writing and realized I’ve been researching and writing about online escort work for 16 years. I have plenty of material, never-before-seen, that will be made into a second ebook in the spring.
Anything that is dated is updated, but honestly, very little of the basic concepts of this have changed in the intervening years. The legal and advertising landscape has changed, the reality of the job has not. It’s an exciting project.
No, it’s not Books 3 and 4, but it’s sort of a sideways companion, covering a lot of the topics I planned to cover (just not in exhaustive detail). Nor do either of these books stand on their own as a complete escort education, they’re complements to Books 1 and 2. They’re additional info, additional tips, additional lessons learned by yours truly. They answer a lot of questions escorts have that aren’t covered in the two big books.
And…surprisingly, I wrote to a broader audience than I realized and I’m hoping to appeal to civvie readers, especially with the attention drawn to online sex work due to trafficking hysteria. I answered so many issues so many years prior. The issues never change.
I’m going to sell exclusively through Amazon, at least at first, because I want to experiment with different price points and their Kindle Select program. These two extra books will not be made into print books. I’m looking to make life easy on myself, for once. (I’m aware of print-on-demand but I hate the lack of absolute control and the low profit margins.)
And after these two books are out? I’m likely going to exit stage right. Thank you all and goodnight.