Archive for the 'Eros and Ethos' Category

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.

Eros and Ethos: 60 Days Out

by Jason Stotts

I am very pleased to announce that in the first 60 days, Eros and Ethos has sold 111 copies! This is an excellent start and I am very thankful to everyone who has bought a copy of the book so far.

(Note that some book sales have been through my website and aren’t reflected above.)

As you can see, the vast majority of the sales have been eBooks and from the US.

During the first 60 days, I’ve also been a guest on the “Objectivist Discussions” on YouTube:

I also have several more podcast interviews lined up, so stay tuned for that.

While there has not been a formal review published anywhere, there is one in the works and I’m hoping that a second might be underway as well. On the informal side, the reviews on Amazon have been really great. So far, there are 11 reviews and its rating is 4.9/5!

To celebrate all this good news, Eros and Ethos is on sale this weekend.

What can you do to help?

  • Leave a positive review on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Even a couple of sentences can make a big difference to someone who isn’t familiar with the book and is on the fence about buying it.
  • Tell your friends. Word of mouth is one of the best ways that a book sells.

I hope that sales will continue to increase and my next update will contain even more good news. I also hope to announce that the audiobook version of Eros and Ethos will be out soon.

Interview with Objectivist Discussions Tomorrow

by Jason Stotts

I will be appearing LIVE on the Objectivist Discussions show tomorrow at 2pm EST (11am PST) to talk about my new book “Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics.” The interview will also be recorded and available on YouTube afterwards.

If you have any questions about the book you’d like us to cover, feel free to email me with them and we’ll try to get to them.

 

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 Sale!

by Jason Stotts

If you haven’t picked up a copy of my new book “Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics“, there is going to be a big sale on the ebook version this weekend, starting this afternoon. During that time, the book will be 70% off and only $2.99. 

If you have already bought a copy, buy a copy for a friend. You can send it directly to them by clicking the “Give as a Gift” button under where the price is.

After you’ve read it, please leave me a review and help me let other people know how good the book is. Seriously, even a couple of sentences can make a big difference.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me. (http://jasonstotts.com/contact/)

Sale runs from today at 2:00pm PDT through Sunday March 18th 11:00pm (PDT).

Link: http://amzn.to/2p9l0Yr

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.

Eros and Ethos – One Month Update

by Jason Stotts

It’s been exactly one (short) month since Eros and Ethos was released and it seems like a good time to talk about how things are going. In short, they’re going well.

As you can see in the graph (click to make it bigger), the ebook (orange) launched first and sold well. The paperback (grey) launched after and has been holding steady. Amazon reports paperback sales on the day they ship, so there’s a lag for the books to print and ship reflected in the data. Interestingly, the majority of sales (63%) are ebook and 37% are paperback. In total, there have been 62 total sales in only 28 days, which is a solid start.

Reviews are all very good so far. The book is currently at 4.8/5 stars with 7 reviews. Reviews at this stage are critical for helping to pick up new readers that may not be familiar with my work, so if you’ve already read it, please leave me a review. Even just a couple of sentences is enough and it makes a big difference.

All signed and numbered copies have been shipped. If you have not received yours, please contact me.

Numbered copies are half sold and I’m currently sold out of signed copies (with more coming soon!).

All in all, I’m pretty happy with the launch and I look forward to increasing sales as word of the book spreads.

If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, now’s the time!

Update!

I forgot to add, in the original post, that there will be an audiobook coming out (hopefully) by the end of the month. It is in production right now and everything seems to be on track.