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Period? Life with Menstruation by Miriam Prosnitz

Period? Life with Menstruation is a collection of short stories focused on women and their experiences surrounding menstruation. The book aims to make bodily awareness more accessible using a mix of storytelling and humor.

“My book is about women living their lives while menstruating. This book speaks to women and open-minded men who want to grapple with how women and society treat menstruation.”

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Thank you all for your support! Love, Miriam

 

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LAST CHANCE TO PRE-ORDER IS TONIGHT

PRE-ORDER PERKS

YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK!!!

There will be an acknowledgment section, and everyone who contributes gets their name in the book. Your name in the book!

BECOME A BETA READER

You will get the option to be a Beta reader. This means you will get early access to all the content, and I would love your feedback. Share your thoughts and period experiences with me and together we can make this book even better.

CHOOSE THE BOOK COVER

Once you pre-order, you get a vote in helping decide which cover design we publish. I need your feedback!

WE HIT 5K IN BOOK SALES! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

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GOAL #2 = 8K in Book Sales and EBOOK

When we reach $8,000, we can make an audiobook! There’s no better way to share a human story than with a human voice.  As a lover of audiobooks, it would make me overjoyed to make Period? available as an ebook. 

 

 

Period? Life with Menstruation by Miriam Prosnitz

THE BOOK

In this book, you’ll encounter multifaceted dimensions of the human female and her not-so-mystical vagina through narratives about:

  • Buying a pregnancy test at Target while praying not to be recognized.

  • What really happens when a tampon is flushed down the toilet.

  • Trying a menstrual cup for the first time with vigor.

GET THE IDEA?

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There are 15 stories in this book, and they are all WILD while also being honest and relatable. You will love this book if you need a laugh, have always wondered if your body/vagina is “normal”, or simply enjoy human stories.

Period? Life with Menstruation inspires reflection and fruitful dialogue, pressing into engaging questions like:

  • Why does birth control suck?

  • What is a menstrual disc and why did school teach me more about the British Monarchy than about period products? Henry VIII is never relevant, and I get my period every 30ish days.

  • Why is there so much stigma around menstruation? Pad commercials used viscous blue fluid to show “blood” until literally 2020!!!

GOAL 1 BY APRIL 30thPeriod? Life with Menstruation by Miriam Prosnitz

COMPLETE! We need to reach $5,000 in order to publish! Publishing a book that shares the varied experiences of women with their periods is a dream for me. Women deserve to have their stories told. 

GOAL 2 BY JUNE 30thPeriod? Life with Menstruation by Miriam Prosnitz

When we reach $8,000, we can make an audiobook! There’s no better way to share a human story than with a human voice.  As a lover of audiobooks, it would make me overjoyed to make Period? available as an ebook. 

GOAL 3 AUGUST 2021Period? Life with Menstruation by Miriam Prosnitz

After we reach $8,000, it’s time to give back! Once I am able to raise over $8,000 to cover all my publishing costs, I will have the opportunity to give back to charity.

 

 

 

How You Can Help

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Help me find my audience!

Know of a good Facebook group/newsletter/podcast/clubhouse/etc? Where I should be getting the word out?  Let me know!  I’ve had a lot of fun sharing within my network and now it’s time to start branching out.  Groups that support women, education, authors are all great places that I would love to hear about.

Share, share share!

Direct outreach is the BEST way to garner support for this book!  

Not sure what to write?  Here’s a blurb I wrote:

Period? Life with Menstruation by Miriam Prosnitz is a collection of short stories focused on women and their experiences surrounding menstruation. The book aims to make bodily awareness more accessible using a mix of storytelling and humor. Miriam wrote this book because menstruation is an uncomfortable topic for many, and talking about periods gives us better tools to understand and manage our own bodies. 

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Support the Author Community

Miriam

In order for Miriam to own the creative rights to her work, her publisher is letting her run a pre-sale to fund publishing expenses. If you would like to support Miriam in this publishing journey, you can support the presale HERE.

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What I Need & What You’ll Get

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Get the idea?

There are 15 stories in this book, and they are all WILD while also being honest and relatable. 

Ultimately, I hope that Period? Life with Menstruation inspires reflection and fruitful dialogue. 

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You will love this book if…

You need a laugh.

You have always wondered if your body/vagina is “normal”

Or simply, you enjoy human stories.

This book is for you.

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Break down societal taboos around PERIODS

Period? Life with Menstruation speaks to women and open-minded men who want to grapple with how women and society treat menstruation.

This book will be published with New Degree Press.

Pre-orders help cover the costs for publishing my book and owning the rights. 

 

Money raised will go towards the following:

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The editor I will work with to revise and publish my manuscript in August 2021.

The cover design of my book. (The mockups you see currently are a placeholder!)

The layout design for the interior of my book (physical copy, ebook formats).

The copy editing for my book to polish the grammar and spelling prior to publication.

The launch & promotion efforts for my book when I ultimately publish this Summer.

 

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WHY THE PRE-SALE

When I pre-sell 120 paperback copies of my book, I will publish a paperback and ebook. When I pre-sell 150 copies of my book, I will also publish a hardcover edition. When I pre-sell 200 copies of my book, I will publish a hardcover and an audiobook.

Publishing a book that shares the varied experiences of women with their periods is a dream for me.  

Women deserve to have their stories told.  Together, we’re making bodily awareness accessible. In order for me to own to the rights to my book, I need to cover the publishing costs. Please help me on my journey.

This book will be published with New Degree Press.

Pre-orders help cover the costs for publishing my book and owning the rights. 

JOIN THE EMAIL & PERIOD COMMUNITY

IF YOU ORDER NOW: EXCLUSIVE REWARDS

  • You will receive a personally signed copy of my book 

  • Your name will appear in the Acknowledgments section of my book.

  • You will receive early access to the Author’s Note and other excerpts from my book, with the opportunity to review it and give me early feedback.

  • You will have the opportunity to be involved in selecting my cover and title.

  • You will be invited to join my Author Community and get behind-the-scenes sneak peeks into the publishing process.

  • And much more!

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MEET THE AUTHOR

ABOUT MIRIAM

Miriam Prosnitz is a product manager in the technology space who has worked on 3D printers, search engine optimization, big data, and more at companies ranging from tech behemoths (Wayfair and Google) to small startups. Prior to working in technology, Miriam graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and a minor in Economics. During her studies, Miriam also spent a year at Cambridge University in their engineering department. This is all to say, Miriam has spent a lot of time being the only woman in a room.

Miriam is proud to be a woman. She enjoys being feminine and wearing dresses. She also recognizes that many women don’t like dresses and choose to define themselves without the stereotypical trappings of femininity. No matter how they express themselves, almost all women (and others) still have to deal with their period; a monthly/irregular/rare nuisance/blessing, depending on who you ask. Miriam wrote this book to show the diversity of experience around menstruation, and to break down societal taboos on the topic with comedy.

When not working in tech or writing her book, Miriam loves to hike, bake, and host dinner parties. She makes a mean flourless chocolate cake, which is good because she has a powerful sweet tooth (and a severe nut allergy).

 

Miriam

“My book is about women living their lives while menstruating. Period? Life with Menstruation speaks to women and open-minded men who want to grapple with how women and society treat menstruation.”

 

Risks & Challenges

The biggest challenge with publishing a book is delivering the finished book to the backer, specifically my mailing of the book to you.

I have eliminated this risk by including the cost of mailing and shipping the signed copies into each pre-order tier.

The risk of delivering the pre-sale copies of my book is contingent on the publisher we use. I will be working closely with New Degree Press to make sure we ship the pre-order rewards to you as early as possible.

We will keep all pre-sale backers up-to-date as to when my book will publish. You will know when the copies of my book you pre-ordered are expected to ship.

 

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MEET MIRIAM PROSNITZ

I pride myself on holding to who I am. When I am not working in tech or writing this book, I love to hike, bake, and host dinner parties. Not to brag, but I make a mean flourless chocolate cake, which is good because she has a powerful sweet tooth (and a severe nut allergy). Most importantly, I am proud to be a woman. 

BOLD

I am me.

INTELLECTUALLY CURIOS

Non-fiction literature is my jam.

CROSS FUNCTIONAL LEADER

It takes a team, and teams are stronger when they’re diverse.

 

 

 

GET IN CONTACT WITH MIRIAM

Connect with Miriam via email at MiriamOnMenstruation@gmail.com

Follow the book publishing journey on Instagram @miriam_on_menstruation

  Other Ways You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help: Please share my pre-sale campaign on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Clubhouse, and LinkedIn with your friends, family, and network.

Please use #MiriamOnMenstruation and tag me as well as my publisher, New Degree Press, so we can help amplify your efforts.

You can easily share my Pre-Sale Campaign Page via Indiegogo at the top of the page. Please share my book with 5 friends, family members, or co-workers who you think would enjoy it via text or direct message on social media. 

 

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For more information, you can connect with Miriam at MiriamOnMenstruation@gmail.com and at @miriam_on_menstruation on Instagram.