Tuesday, February 1

Book: (Gay) Mormon Guy, the Blog

I've had a gazillion requests from people to write a book. Writing a book and tying it to this blog or pseudoynm would be really complicated and probably destroy any sense of anonymity I could ever hope to have. So I did the next best thing. I spent the last little while during my free time and just took most of my posts and put them in a book. It's called "(Gay) Mormon Guy, the Blog" (yeah, I know - I lack creativity. But it's full of keywords that I already know work well).

It's published through a print-on-demand company called Lulu - they're supposedly the best and they seem to be the biggest anyways... There are hundreds or thousands of books published on them each day. Wow. That's a lot of probably mediocre writing.

Since it's like 250 pages, they wanted me to charge an arm and a leg - the original suggested price was over $25. After searching for a bit I found a way to offer it at the lowest price possible for its size by eliminating my and Lulu's royalties - totaling $9.63 plus shipping. If you really want a hard copy you can buy it there. I know they have coupon codes - Google "Lulu.com coupon code" for a 30% off coupon code or something if you go that route. Or, you can download it from Lulu as a PDF for free, without even having to sign up or anything.

Here's the link to the paperback book:
And the link to the free PDF download:

And so that's done. Why would you want an actual book? Maybe because you want to send it to someone who doesn't have the Internet... Except I'm pretty sure most people do. Or maybe you want to put it on your nightstand just to create a stir with guests. Or have to read at the beach if you have a normal phone that doesn't get Internet. I think the free PDF version is nice because now I have a PDF of all my posts in a nice, readable format. But then again, I did have to create and edit them all to get to that point. Whatever. The book is available, and it will be listed on Amazon in a month or two. I don't think I'm buying one.


  1. One important question: When the book is available on Amazon, will it be available for Kindle? *crosses fingers*


  2. Katie:

    Making an ebook is actually way more complicated than I ever imagined. I spent a few hours trying to figure out all the pieces and couldn't, though I'm sure it would really straightforward for someone who understood the process.

    Right now, it's not available as an ebook since I haven't made the ePub document or found a simple way to make one. If I can find a way to make it easily available, then that may change... but right now it's just available as a PDF file download. I know... That doesn't work perfectly... I'll see what choices I have without having to pay an arm and a leg to make it work.

  3. Sorry - I just realized I spelled your name wrong, Kaity. But thanks for your comment.

  4. Just a heads up: I went to Lulu's link to look at your book. Other "suggested titles" on the page are for erotica and homoerotic poetry. I don't know if Lulu can do anything about that but I figured you might want to know.

    Good job and keep up the excellent work!

  5. Kristen:

    Thanks for the heads up. I just sent an email to Lulu.com asking them to fix the problem. Hopefully they respond quickly and effectively to the issue. And I am sorry to anyone who has already gone to their site and seen unsavory recommendations.


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