Why to buy The Polyamorists Next Door today, Sunday the 15th.
The Polyamorists Next Door, she asks that you please buy it from Amazon today, Sunday December 15th.
If everyone who is interested buys a copy on December 15 then it has a good chance of being rated as the top seller in its category on that day. Being a best seller [for a day in a category on Amazon] is important because it can help get the book published in paperback, which is a lot less expensive to purchase and more likely to be in mainstream bookstores. Rowman and Littlefield only publish hardbacks and ebooks, and if the book is a “best seller” then it will be easier for me to get a different publisher interested in doing another run in paperback.
Click for the Amazon page. There you can click the book cover for a preview of the inside, including the table of contents.
The book, long awaited, describes findings from Sheff's years of studying polyfamilies and their children. One takeaway:
The children in the polyamorous families that participated in my 15-year study are generally in great shape: They are articulate and intelligent, precocious and thoughtful, poised and self-confident. Not that kids from poly families are perfect – they can be just as obnoxious, defiant, and irritating as children in other families. Even so, kids from poly families are a strikingly robust group....