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Last Day to Preorder DRY HUMPING!
And preorders mean *so*many*fun*dates* without alcohol.
Welcome! I’m Tawny, an advice columnist better known as “The Sober Sexpert” and author of Dry Humping: A Guide to Dating, Relating, and Hooking Up Without the Booze. I’m here to empower you to find your *intrinsic* courage without booze—regardless of your relationship status—one date at a time.
We’ll resume the regular, weekly advice column format next week!
OMG, y’all, Dry Humping comes out TOMORROW! That means tomorrow, you can walk into bookstores and see this beauty on shelves!
I’ve talked a lot about preorders here on Beyond Liquid Courage, and there’s a good reason for that: It’s my life’s goal to help people just like you and me on this journey of recovery, sobriety, sober curiosity, and navigating human relationships after we put down the booze.
It’s work that I’ve been doing since 2015 with my freelance writing and podcasting and now with my own column here on Substack. And most of all, so much of my knowledge, research, reporting, interviewing, and anything else I could muster went into the writing of this book, my book, and also your book because it was written specifically with you in mind. Our book, Dry Humping: A Guide to Dating, Relating, and Hooking Up Without the Booze.
#1 Reason to Preorder *RIGHT NOW*
Can y’all say BONUS FREEBIES?
And can y’all say BEST SELLER?
Okay, that one’s a bit more for me—and for this work to continue. On this last day, before Dry Humping is out in the world, I’m shouting about preorders because they truly help authors get into the best-seller category, which also allows Dry Humping to be seen by and help more people.
Getting a book on the best seller’s list involves, well, a lot of sales—and for most books, the first week of sales is the way this happens. Why? Because that’s when there is the HIGHEST excitement for your book *and* also because all preorders count toward the first week of sales.
So here’s my last chance to remind you to preorder. And I’m going all in….
Preorder *TODAY* to Get the BONUS Dry Humping Starter Guide
To get the bonus: Submit your preorder receipt here to receive your free Dry Humping Starter Guide PDF filled with the following:
sober socializing tips
queer and sober 101
autographed book sticker sent via snail mail
Already Preordered For Yourself? Keep Reading!
If you’ve already preordered Dry Humping but still want to support your friend’s book launch (wink wink), here are a few places to put those extra copies you’re about to preorder:
Leave them in random places
Lending library or a local Free Little Library
That weird part of your apartment building or work office where people put random free stuff
On a bench at a park/bus/subway/etc…
Dry Humping is an easy-to-read resource, so you can donate the book to:
Rehabs/transitional housing/recovery centers
Mental health community centers
Dry Humping is what’s called a “gift book” by publishing companies, which means it’s paperback-only, so it’s more affordable. Consider gifting a copy or three to:
your (sober/sober curious) single friend who’s fed up with all that “let’s grab a drink” dating and just deleted the dating apps from her phone for the 10th time
your partnered or married friend who’s looking to spice things up in the bedroom without liquid courage or just wants to have a stronger relationship without alcohol-fueled fights
your cool aunt/cousin/brother’s girlfriend’s college bestie who loves to read and is intrigued by mindful drinking but probably doesn’t have a book like Dry Humping on their radar
your fitness instructor, personal trainer, physical therapist, chiropractor, yoga teacher, or holistic health-loving friend who’s obsessed with improving themselves and how they relate to the world
your friend who’s recently sober or in long-term recovery who doesn’t know QuitLit is a thing—or loves QuitLit but hasn’t heard of Dry Humping yet
Have I convinced you to preorder yet? Did you preorder already? Are you still thinking about it? Whichever way you lean, I just want to say from the bottom of my heart: Thank YOU for all of your support through this preorder campaign!
And for continuing to support this work, whether through reading my articles, listening to the Recovery Rocks podcast I co-host with the wonderful Lisa Smith, asking your local library to stock the Dry Humping audiobook, or encouraging friends to subscribe to Beyond Liquid Courage, edited by the fabulous Irina Gonzalez. I couldn’t do this without y’all!