ahunter3 (ahunter3) wrote,

Advertising the Book: Positioning

I have a book that should have an impact on other gender inverts like me.

Problem is, they don't think of themselves as gender inverts. I chose that term because there wasn't an existing term to express my gender identity. Same with more colloquial equivalents like male girl and male femme. It's not like there are others who are already using those terms. So I can't advertise the existence of my book directly to the people most likely to be affected by it.

Counselors. Supportive people, listeners. Folks at LGBTQIA centers whose job it is to sit down with young people, curious people, worried people, concerned about their identity, exploring these questions perhaps for the first time, perhaps without much personal experience of anything besides a conventional community that doesn't seem to make room for people like them.

I would think the counselors would see the value of my book. It enters a possibility onto the map. It describes how it was for me, in case that matches how it is for the person who comes in to your center seeking answers. It offers an explanation, an identity that worked for someone and might resonate for other people whose experience is similar.

Is that you? Is that the kind of work that you do? Do you do that? Do you counsel folks who are seeking an answer to who they are, what their gender or sexual identity is?

How do I reach you, and people like you? What do you read? What do you watch? If you were me, where would you place an ad to reach people like you? Where do you hear about books that would be of potential use to the people who come in your door? Where do you hear about books that would expand your own knowledge base and help you counsel the people who come to you for help?


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Do you counsel young people trying to sort out their gender identity? You should read my book! It's going to add a new entry to your map of possibilities when you interact with your clients!

My book, GenderQueer: A Story From a Different Closet, has been published by Sunstone Press. It is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in paperback and ebook, and as ebook only from Apple, Kobo, and directly from Sunstone Press themselves.

My second book, That Guy in Our Women's Studies Class, is also being published by Sunstone Press. It's a sequel to GenderQueer Stay tuned for further details.

Links to published reviews and comments are listed on my Home Page


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