For those who pay attention to me (I’m looking at you, mother), you’ll recall that I put out an open submission for essays by fellow stay-at-home fathers a little over a month ago for a collaborative non-fiction essay book that I would be publishing called The Myth of Mr. Mom.
I am very happy to announce that we have received eight fantastic submissions from eight amazing stay-at-home dads that will make up the collection. We are officially into editing/formatting mode and still look to be on pace for the early-mid December publishing date that we set from the beginning.
A few announcements regarding the completed work that I would like to share. First, the pricing: the paperback book will be $12.99/£7.99 and the eBook will be $2.99 (conversions to other currencies handled by retailers). The paperback will be available for purchase online via Amazon, Amazon UK, and Barnes & Noble. The paperback will also be listed with Ingram, so any brick-and-mortar bookstore should be able to order it if you prefer to purchase books in person. The eBook will be available through all major eBook retailers (Amazon and affiliates, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple, Sony, Diesel, and more).
Finally, the cover design is complete and I am very happy with the work done by the wonderfully talented designer, Jennifer Bruck. It has already been released on the Facebook page for the book (Like It Here!). Here is the cover for The Myth of Mr. Mom:
I am so pleased with all of the work put into this collection so far by everyone. Based on the overwhelmingly positive response that I have seen on Twitter and Facebook, I think it is safe to say that we will be planning another collection in 2012 (either to be released in June or December). Stay tuned for details for those that didn’t get an opportunity to share their stories in this collection.
I can’t wait to read this book, Jeremy. I think it’s wonderful how many dads are willing to stay home to raise their kids. It’s going to be interesting as our children grow up and build their own families how attitdues and things will change thanks to having such a positive father figure in their lives.
It’s gotta be better than what’s going on now. Growing up in an urban area without a father figure around and teaching in an urban public school and seeing the lack of fathers are what drive me to be with my boys (I see being a SAHD as a great opportunity to prepare my boys for a world where gender doesn’t dictate career choices [Dad stays home, mom’s a doctor]).
im gonna read it 🙂 i like how its you and Gavin on the cover 🙂