It’s time!! A few details about my book, Reading People, coming this September!

It’s time!! A few details about my book, Reading People, coming this September!

Readers, I wrote a book, and it’s time to finally let a few details out of the bag.

It’s called Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything, and its official release date is September 19.

About the book

If you’ve hung out around here on Modern Mrs Darcy for any length of time, you know that I’m a longtime personality geek. I’ve found through experience that digging into various personality frameworks—like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Clifton StrengthsFinder, and the Enneagram—are fantastic tools for learning more about myself and the people around me. They’ve changed my life and my relationships for the better, no question. But these frameworks aren’t always easy to understand, and not just because the amount of information out there can be totally overwhelming.

That’s why in this book I share my own experience with the personality frameworks I love the most, the ones that have made the biggest difference in my own life. I walk you through 7 different frameworks, explaining the basics in a way you can actually understand, sharing personal stories about how what I learned made a difference in my life, and showing you how it could make a difference in yours, as well.

About that cover

Let me tell you, cover design is a process. Our final version? It’s inspired by these beauties.

It’s hitting shelves near you on September 19, and it’s available for pre-order right now.

Why pre-orders matter

I’ve learned so much about publishing in the process of bringing this book to life, and one of those is just how important pre-orders are. I knew they mattered, but I had no idea how much. 

Let’s start with what I did know: pre-orders are a huge factor in a book’s bestseller potential. All those early orders (thank you!) build buzz, which helps sales, and they count towards the first weeks’ sales when the book is published, giving it a chance to earn a spot on those all-important lists, which puts books in front of a wider readership.

What I didn’t know: those early numbers—the ones from readers purchasing my book right now—influence how many copies retailers will initially order for release day. Have you ever tried to order a new book and gotten the dreaded message, “OUT OF STOCK: will ship in 3-4 weeks”? That can happen when retailers look at pre-order numbers and underestimate customer demand. I really don’t want you all to get that message come September!

Pre-order numbers also impact where my book is sold in September. The more pre-orders, the more my book will be stocked in actual, physical bookstores—everywhere from Barnes and Noble to Target to your local indie. As a book and bookstore-lover, I would dearly love the actual, physical book to be available wherever YOU get your books.

Don’t miss this!

IMPORTANT: When you order, make sure to save your receipt! We are actively putting together exciting pre-order bonuses. They’re going to be ready really soon, and you’ll get them for FREE with your pre-order receipt.

If you’re not already subscribed, sign up here so we can keep you posted on those pre-order bonuses. We expect to send you the details the week of June 26.

Thanks for reading, everyone, and thanks so much for your support of Reading People!

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42 comments

  1. Amy says:

    Congratulations on your book, Anne! I’ve already pre-ordered it! I was scanning your website today, and my eyes saw the phrase “Reading People,” and before I remembered that is the title of your new book, I thought, she is the fearless leader of this tribe of “reading people”! I just wanted to thank you for revolutionizing my reading life, and helping me reconnect with my childhood self who enjoyed books so much, but as a college and post-college student, then full-time worker, forgot about reading books for fun. I had a self-imposed “classics only” rule because I (erroneously) thought that most current fiction was too shallow. Thank you so much for introducing me to books that span the divide between chick lit and “serious fiction.” I am forever grateful. 🙂

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