May 25th, 2009
Yes, another review just came in. The woman who wrote it emailed me to tell me she'd posted a review:
I just posted a review of your book on Amazon and Google. I have to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed your book from start to finish. Oh, I am adding "salesperson" to my resume... I was chatting with a friend of mine in the UK this afternoon and telling him about your book. He is in the process of getting a 7 bar frenum ladder; he has 3 in place so far. Somehow, he wasn't aware that The Piercing Bible was available - while we were talking, he checked Amazon and made his purchase. His cost was 15 pounds sterling so it is a great bargain there also! You know, I have learned so much from you. As I read chapter 8, I realized why my first piercing didn't work; and I understand the look on the face of my second piercer (a member of the APP) as I described my first experience much better now! She was so kind and made sure that she emphasized to me that I had done nothing wrong to make my original piercing reject.
May 22nd, 2009
This great 5-star review was just posted yesterday on Amazon.com on the page where The Piercing Bible is sold. I love his comment that you're bound to learn something from it, no matter how much you know. That's in contrast to my first review that didn't get 5 stars. The 4-star review (also below) feels kind of like a punch in the gut after all of the 5-star reviews. I know 4-stars is still good, and I've already admitted that being a perfectionist is a suitable trait for a career in piercing, but for a writer: not so good. Still, I have to wonder, if experienced piercers have told me they've learned from The Piercing Bible, then it doesn't make sense that an apprentice didn't....
April 2nd, 2009
I've heard from several friends who have ordered The Piercing Bible from Amazon.com: they've received notices that their orders have been shipped out! So, if you've already placed an order, check your mailbox. And if you haven't purchased one yet, now is a good time! Just click the Amazon.com link to place your order. Oh, and my last check of the stats showed that 83% of the people who viewed the item made the purchase! How exciting! I can't wait to get some more reviews. There's two brief ones on Google Books, where you can also preview the book (about 30 % of it is on there).
March 14th, 2009
Today I looked at the Amazon.com page for The Piercing Bible, and I saw that 80% of the people who visited the page purchased my book! That's a super-high "conversion rate" for a retail website. Of course I know the figure can change, but that really knocked my socks off! Well, it isn't as though there is some other title to choose if someone is looking for a reference book all about piercing. : )
December 6th, 2008
I received this very nice email from one of my colleagues from the Association of Professional Piercers:
Hey Elayne, I have spoken with you numerous times at the APP conventions and have been piercing for almost 13 years now. The reason for this email is to just give you congrats on the book. I had heard about it last year at the APP conference from you I am really looking forward to reading it. I have the utmost respect for you and your role in the industry. I give you credit for the duration of time you have been working and without people like you I wouldn't be doing what I do for a living. For that I am thankful. I don't really know how you are going to distribute your book but I would love to have it here at my studio. I think it would be great to have here for sale since we have a pretty good flow of traffic with piercings at the studio. At the very least I will definitely take a copy for myself. How long do I have to wait for my copy? I would like it as soon as possible so whatever I have to do to get it here as quickly as possible please let me know. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Sincerely, Bob Jones Insight StudiosI told Bob that he can get a signed copy of my book directly from me at the next APP conference at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, May 3-8, 2009. If he wants it as soon as possible, it can be pre-ordered (at a discount!) from Amazon.com. Their website lists March 17, 2009 as the date the book will become available.