One year ago today, my first book was made available for international release. Planned UnParenthood Creating A Life Without Procreating has been read by diverse demographics. It has not just been those who have decided on not having children that have taken to reading the book. Parents, and those who are on the fence have written to me with their compliments and critiques. All of which I am grateful for.
Planned UnParenthood still remains (to my knowledge) the first book about not having children written from a male perspective.
This book thankfully will continue to enjoy a long shelf life. With TIME magazine recently running an article from Lauren Sandler about the childfree lifestyle, the choice and decision not to have children has suddenly become a human interest story again. Because of this feature piece, other authors who have contributed great reading material about childfreedom have recently appeared on television as interview subjects.
One of the most important things learned so far in putting out a book under my own label, is that I’m far from complete on the learning. I still have much farther to go when it comes to being a proper marketer. It can be a challenge when my personality is naturally introverted.
Talking about writing is certainly enjoyable, and the interviews I have done for this book have been very positive experiences. The interview I did recently with Luke Abaffy at Authorfeast gave me the opportunity to chat childfreedom and writing at length.
As time permits, I will be spreading more word around about Planned UnParenthood in the coming year. As I grow in my marketing abilities there will be more opportunities to plan promotion while balancing out promotional time of my next book.
If you are someone who does not have kids, are on the fence about having them, or a parent who wants to perhaps understand the reasons why some people pass on parenthood, then you will enjoy reading this great little gem of a book I wrote.
Thanks to everyone for your continued support!