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Eros and Ethos – 6 Month Retrospective

by Jason Stotts

It’s now been just over 6 months since Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics came out! I am happy to report that so far the book is selling well and the reviews have been good. To date, we are just shy of our 200th copy! Currently, most people are buying ebooks (75%), with the rest of the sales being paperbacks.

Moreover, the reviews have been really wonderful with a score of 4.5 out of 5 and 13 reviews (the overall score was brought down by 1 negative and unsubstantial review). Here are just a couple of the really nice things people are saying:

  • “Get ready for the first part of a very thoughtful and enlightening ride. I can’t wait for the next installment to arrive!”
  • “I was raised in a sex shaming household, and it is very difficult to live with conflicting thoughts about my own sexuality, desires, and societal pressures. This book is imperative for anyone struggling to reconcile their sexuality with morality.”
  • “This is an important book for anyone seeking a rational approach to sex”
  • “This was a fantastic book, an excellent purchase, and well worth my time.”
  • “This is a vastly important (and possibly life-changing) book for anyone floundering and/or seeking growth and happiness within a romantic/erotic relationship.”
  • “I’ve never read anything related to the topic of sex that addresses the subject so thoroughly, so positively, or so helpfully.”
  • “Bottom line, an excellent addition to my library. Suitable for academics and laymen alike.”

Go take a look at the full comments yourself, they’re amazingly kind and speak highly of the book.

The audiobook has been delayed due to production issues, but I hope to find a new narrator soon (if you’re interested, let me know). No current ETA on the audiobook, but I’ll be sure to announce it when there’s something more definite.

Overall, I’ve very happy with the launch and I hope that the sales keep climbing as new people read the book and recommend it to their friends. If you’ve already read the book, please take a second to leave a review, it makes a big difference and I love seeing them.

Upcoming Speech: “Love’s Myths (and Their Dangers)”

by Jason Stotts

I will be giving a talk in Denver Colorado coming up on Saturday July 28th. The details of which are below:

Our culture is rife with myths about love. While many of these myths, such as the idea of “soul mates” seem innocuous enough, they can cause significant harm in the lives of people who believe them. In this talk, we will explore some of these myths and the harm they cause. Afterwards, we will look at what healthy love looks like so that we will be more likely to find it in our own lives.

The talk will be at Rodolfo Gonzalez Library (1498 Irving St, Denver, CO 80204) from 3:30pm-4:30pm. It will be roughly 30-45 minutes in length and will be followed by a Q&A.

After the talk, around 5:15pm, there will be a dinner with lively conversation. The dinner is at Tap and Burger Sloans Lake (565 N. Raleigh St. #100, Denver, CO 80204), which is about a 6 minute drive from the venue.

This talk grows out of my new book Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics. A limited number of copies of the book will also be available at the talk.

You can RSVP for the event on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/442609279541867/), but an RSVP is not required to attend. The event is free to attend.

Eros and Ethos on Sale!

by Jason Stotts

For just one week, the ebook version of Eros and EthosA New Theory of Sexual Ethics will be on sale for over 50% off at just $2.99! If you’ve been waiting to pick up your copy, this is the time to do is. The sale runs from Sunday, July 1, 2018, 8:00 AM (PDT) to Saturday, July 7, 2018, 12:00 AM (PDT). It really is an amazing book. Just check out all of the positive reviews it’s been getting so far on Amazon!

Speaking of reviews, if you’ve already read Eros and Ethos and you haven’t reviewed it yet, please take a minute to do so. Even just a couple of sentences makes a big difference when people are deciding whether to buy a book from a new author. You can post reviews on Amazon or Goodreads (or both!), depending on your preference.

If you haven’t read it yet and you’re not sure you’d like it, you can download the introduction for free by clicking here.

Happy 13th Birthday Erosophia!

by Jason Stotts

My very first blog post was on May 8th, 2005, 13 years ago today. That was back before blogs were popular. In the intervening 13 years, I saw the rise and fall of blogging as a popular medium and now it seems that most people have moved to podcasts and youtube videos. Yet, Erosophia persists. Not that I’ve been blogging much, although that should increase soon.

Erosophia’s 13th year saw some really big changes. The biggest is obviously that Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics has finally been published and is now available on Amazon. So far, sales have been pretty solid and the reviews are excellent. I’ve also been interviewed one podcast so far and have several other podcast appearances lined up for the coming weeks.

In this coming year, I hope to finish several essays related to Eros and Ethos, finish the principal draft of Volume 2 on practical issues in sexual ethics, and do more interviews to help build the audience for Eros and Ethos.

If you want to keep track of what I’m doing, you can sign up for my newsletter, which I send out a couple of times a year.

If you want to support Erosophia in some way or help with Eros and Ethos, contact me.

 

 

Eros and Ethos – Version Update to v1.1

by Jason Stotts

I am releasing a minor update to Eros and Ethos, details of which can be found in the changelog.

It will start with an update to the ebook effective today. The ebook will also be getting a new cover, due to the old cover violating advertising TOS against “nudity” and us being unable to use it in ads.

The paperback will be updated sometime in the next week, once I get an updated proof and make sure the update won’t break anything in the print edition. That said, if you want a true first edition paperback, you had better order it now as they won’t be available much longer.

To celebrate this update, the ebook will be on sale for $4.99.

Note: If you have already purchased the ebook, you can update to v1.1 for free by following this guide.

Newsletter Upgrade

by Jason Stotts

I am currently in the process of transitioning my email list from a self-hosted solution to MailChimp. I’m hoping that this will make the newsletter a little more functional and nicer looking. As an added bonus, new sign-ups for the newsletter will get a free copy of the Introduction from Eros and Ethos. If you previously signed up for the email newsletter and would like the Introduction, please email me and I’ll send it out to you.

Eros and Ethos – Amazon Giveaway

by Jason Stotts

Amazon is currently running a giveaway for 10 copies of my new book “Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics.” Currently, there’s only about 200 that have entered so far, so your odds are good to win.

Link to giveaway: https://www.amazon.com/ga/p/14d769dc3f54c380

Ends:Mar 24, 2018 11:59 PM PDT

Eros and Ethos – Reading Groups

by Jason Stotts

Are you part of a reading group, student group, or even a group of friends who want to read Eros and Ethos? If so, I am now offering discounted paperbacks to groups who want to read it.

Who qualifies?

  • Established reading groups
  • Book clubs
  • Student groups
  • Academic departments
  • Other groups (decided on a per-group basis)

What do you get?

  • Your group/organization can purchase copies of Eros and Ethos for $9 per copy, including free shipping
  • That’s nearly 1/2 off the regular price of $14.95 when you factor in free shipping
  • Note: this cannot be combined with special copies, including signed copies

How to get started?

  • Email me at Jason@JasonStotts.com
  • Please include some information about your group in your email

What’s the catch?

  • You must order at least 5 books
  • Currently limited to the continental US
  • Other locations can take advantage of the discounted books, but will pay more for shipping

Note: This is a limited time offer and it may be discontinued without notice.