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Great Reviews for The Piercing Bible (Body Piercing Book) on Amazon.com

Well, this is a milestone for The Piercing Bible: my book has received over 100 reviews on Amazon.com, resulting in a 5-star average, which is SO fantastic! 

Thanks to each of my readers who provided a positive review on that site (or any other). Below is a shot of the Amazon page.

But, I wanted to let everyone know how disappointed I am in Amazon.com. They refused to give me an affiliate account so that I could receive a small portion of the proceeds when someone purchased a copy of my book by clicking through from my website. They declined because my website contains what they consider to be "adult content." 

I spoke with a manager and made my appeal for the educational nature of my site (it isn't porn--not that there's anything wrong with adult media, but that simply isn't what my book or website is about). Still they said they could not allow me to have an account to sell the book from my website, which covers the same topics that are contained in the text. Yet they sell the book. I don't think that makes any sense.... 

I appreciate reviews there, since it is such a popular website; however, I do have a request:

"This Book Has Saved My Life"

I got this amazing comment on my Facebook page from a reader:
This book has saved my life as an amateur piercer. There was so much that I thought I knew, and I realized when I read the book that I've been almost completely in the dark during my whole piercing career. The Piercing Bible has been so enlightening, I am grateful for your wisdom and extensive knowledge, Elayne. Thanks so much!

Short & Sweet

I got this from a gentleman in Scotland who purchased my book:

Thank you for writing such a fabulous book ~ can't put it down. It is informative and easy read, H.



I bought your book. Wow, I knew it would be very informative, but I wasn't expecting such depth. It is definitely aptly titled. I'm glad I got it.

Thanks for all the info, I'll join the mailing list.

Have a great weekend,

R.


Subject: Book
Hey there Elayne, i just want to say congratulations on such an amazing book. My name is Eden, i am a professional body piercer from New Zealand. So informative, exactly what is needed in the industry, thanks again for the great read and again, well done :-)
E.


I love all of your work and love learning what you have to teach. I was thrilled when I learned you had a facebook page! Thank you for sharing all your insight and knowledge with the world.
~Leah

Elayne,
I just wanted to say thanks for my vch piercing! I love it so much!

Now Available: eBook of The Piercing Bible!

As of February 16, the eBook for The Piercing Bible is available!

You can find it here on Amazon.com

or here on the Sony eReader eBook store

or here for the Barnes & Noble Nook eBook

Chances are, whatever eBook reader you have, there is a version available wherever you usually download books!

Now enjoy The Piercing Bible in eBook format or traditional paper!

Love of Body Piercing

I got a fantastic message on my YouTube account:

I just wanted to thank you for writing The Piercing Bible, it has helped me grow as a piercer and develop a deep love for piercing. I started piercing as a way to get my foot in the door to the tattoo industry but my teacher put her heart and soul into teaching me how to pierce and always talked about you and your book. I have ordered two copies of your book, one for my home and one for the shop I work at. Thank you so much for inspiring so many people and for indirectly helping me find my first and second loves one being piercing and the second my teacher, we are now engaged to be married. thank you

My reply:

Thanks so much for your message and congratulations to you and your fiance!

That sure gave me a warm fuzzy feeling! I'm thrilled to hear that my book has proved to have such a positive impact on your career and your perspective on piercing. I can't say I ever imagined that my book would ever be responsible (even indirectly) for a romantic connection. I'm so happy that you shared your good news with me.

Send my warmest regards and respect to your mentor/fiance. I wish the two of you a lifetime of happiness together.

Piercing Bible eBook

A Facebook friend sent me a great question today:

Hiya Elayne, I was wondering if the book comes in an ebook format that I can buy for the iPad? I have the actual book but it becoming a bit dog eared now! I have looked on a few sites but am pretty new to using iPad so am not sure if I am looking in the right places lol! I hope you don't mind me sending you a message?
Love P xXx


Hi P.,

My reply:

Hi P.,

No problem! Thanks for your interest. It is going to be available as a Kindle eBook soon. You can now pre-order the eBook of The Piercing Bible here. And the Kindle program is free for iPad at the Apple App Store, so you would be able to read it on your iPad!

I've been begging my publisher since the book first came out. It has taken a while, but I'm super excited that it will be available soon!


Elayne

The Piercing Bible Quoted

The Piercing Bible was quoted in an article on "ehow.com" entitled "Reasons for Having a Tongue Ring."

Here's what it said:

Fashion

  • In the 1990s, professional basketball player Dennis Rodman and pop singer Janet Jackson helped turn piercing into an industry. The Piercing Bible, written in 2009, suggests that it was depictions of pierced bodies in television that "essentially inspired the creation of body-piercing as a full-fledged industry." Pop icons of the 1990s brought the rebellious punk-piercings of their generation into the mainstream, transforming the meaning behind body piercings of virtually every kind --- including tongue rings. Ironically, according to a 2001 survey in Clinical Nursing Research, 62 percent of people with piercings who were surveyed said they had done so "to express their individuality."


  • Pretty cool!

    Reprinted AGAIN!

    I'm so thrilled! I just got an email from my fabulous editor, Lisa Westmoreland, at Crossing Press/Random House. She told me that my book has been reprinted for the second time. They are expecting 5000 more copies at the warehouse this month. That's the second reprint since the book came out in May of 2009. The book has been out for just over a year, and alread there have been two reprints! That's great news.

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