“Mommy Man” at Barnes & Noble!


When you sell a book, there are a thousand little deal points your agent has to hammer out with the publisher. Will it be a hardcover or a paperback? What kind of publicity will they commit to? What will the royalty rates be? The only thing I wanted to know, though, was this:

“Will I be able to find my book in Barnes & Noble?”

That’s what would make it real to me, to go into a bookstore and see my book on the shelf, along with “Eat Pray Love” and “The Ultimate Player’s Guide to Minecraft” and a bunch of other real, published books other people had written.

As I’ve mentioned here a few thousand times, the official release date for “Mommy Man” is this Thursday, May 8, but as I’ve also mentioned, the copies started shipping early. Last night, a friend tipped me off that he had spotted my book at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan.


So today, Drew, the kids and I all headed out to our local B&N to see if they had it, too. Spoiler alert! The picture above probably tells you what happened next. There they were, four copies, facing forward so everyone could see them. If you’re looking for my book at your local store, you’ll want to look in the Family & Childcare section.

… unless, of course, you go to a store that Drew has already been to, in which case he’ll totally embarrass me by having me do this…


If that happens, you may find the book displayed like this instead…


So that was my morning. A dream fulfilled. And a reminder that next time I have a book published, I should shower and shave before heading to Barnes & Noble.

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Thanks to everyone who’s been ordering the book and posting reviews and ratings on GoodReads, among other places. If you haven’t purchased your copy yet, remember this Thursday, May 8 is my Amazing Chart Twerk 2. To take part, just buy your copy wherever you prefer to buy books as close to 12pm EST on that day. Leave a comment below if you’d like an email reminder on the day of the event. I’m hoping to make a big impact on the charts with this, just like the last time I did this, so I’d love your help.

And if you see a copy of “Mommy Man” at a bookstore near you, please take a picture and upload it to the Mommy Man Facebook page, even if you haven’t shaved.


22 comments on ““Mommy Man” at Barnes & Noble!

  1. Well done! The book publishing industry (as is the music industry) is in great disarray. It is difficult to find an agent, publisher and distributor that will let the creator of all this make a cent on the product. I wish you lots of luck.

  2. I love that it is shelved in Childcare and parenting and not in the niche lgbt section. Ten years ago, I had to dig through erotica books to find anything of substance by the gay community. Yay inclusive shelves!!!

  3. Too cute! I love it. 🙂 Must be one of the proudest moments for you. Now, can I buy it via KOBO? 😀

    • I wasn’t familiar with KOBO, but I just went to their site, and it’s not up there. I know the ebook won’t be available for a couple more weeks, so I’ll check back and post something when it’s up there!

      • That would be awesome! And you need to start nagging KOBO/your manager (?!) 😀

    • I don’t have the exact date yet, but they tell me it will be a couple weeks after the hardcover release. So, a couple weeks from now. I’ll definitely post about it when it’s available. 🙂

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  5. Jerry, I just wanted to tell you again how much I have enjoyed your blog. I’ll be at the Barnes & Noble in Albuquerque this Thursday to pick up a copy of your book (can’t let you guys on the East Coast have all the fun!). Congratulations – I hope the book will be a huge success!

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