Official Deets About The Emotion Thesaurus

Hi everyone! I know this post has been a long time in coming, and Becca and I want to thank everyone who has sent us mail and messages about The Emotion Thesaurus, asking when it's available, the cost, etc. You guys are the greatest--you really are. We thought it probably best to do a Q & A regarding the details of the book, and if you have any questions that we don't cover, feel free to leave them in the comments. 

Will this book be available in print, or only as an ebook? 

This book will have a print option, so you can choose the format that suits you best--an ebook for your Kindle, Kobo, Sony, iPad, etc. or the traditional paperback so you can disconnect from the net and write distraction free. We are also offering a PDF for those people may not have readers and don't want to pay the unfortunate cost of print-on-demand. 

*Psssst* Can I tell you a secret? The ebook/PDF version is linked, allowing readers to move from entry to entry with a click of a button. The Print is great too, but if you want to avoid flipping pages, go with the ebook! 

How is this book different than the Emotion Thesaurus in the sidebar?

The book covers 75 emotions (some of which are in the sidebar) while others are brand new. Each entry comes with a ton of new content, and is organized in a way that allows writers to target the area they need help showing: a character's thoughts, body language or visceral reactions. The entries also range in emotional intensity, ensuring brainstorming material no matter where a character is on the experience spectrum. Also included are 75 description tips and a writing guide to help writers dig deeper to create fresh, compelling character emotion while avoiding trouble spots like cliches, melodrama, telling, etc. If you would like to see a sample of one of the entries, we posted FEAR in our newsletter.

What will the cost be?

The Emotion Thesaurus ebook will launch at $4.99. We hope you'll feel this is the best 5 bucks you've ever spent! If you want the print version, it's higher. We haven't uploaded it yet, but some investigation has led us to believe we're looking at probably $15 dollars after Createspace fees are factored in. *grumblefeesgrumble*

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What will happen to the blog's Emotion Thesaurus?

Had Becca and I chosen the traditional route, a publisher would make us take it down. All those entries, which have accumulated hundreds of thousands of hits, GONE.

Becca and I did NOT want this to happen. We have more control by publishing ourselves, but the fact remains that we cannot keep everything up. So, we're going to meet halfway and modify the current entries, keeping a sample available for people to use. If writers find they'd rather have the full, modded-out, totally cool version, they can snag a copy of the book in the format of their choosing. :)

When is the book available?

*shouts it from the rooftops* May 14th! And we are SO excited. And scared. Terrified really. But...you people don't bite, do you? No, I didn't think so. :)

Questions? Thoughts? Sprinkle donuts? Just leave them in the comments!

63 comments:

Bonnee Crawford said...

I'll take the sprinkled donuts, but this is great. And I understand that the entries in the sidebar need to go. I'm sure anyone who needs it will be willing to spend $4.99 to get their mitts on a copy. Good luck ladies!

Me said...

I'm in for the print version, just as soon as you can get it to me. I like e-books when I'm reading for pleasure, but this is one of those things that I'll want to hold in my hands! Looking forward to the ordering details...

Congrats and best wishes!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome! Congrats on setting a release date. Sounds like you've got a great plan to keep the blog posts as a reference in some fashion.

Bish Denham said...

I'm SO excited for you! Congratulations Angela and Becca. And yes... I think I'll be wanting a print version as well.

Laura Pauling said...

That is so perfect. Keep up some of the content. Though even if you kept it up I'm not really sure if it would even hurt sales! Especially if you had more entries in the book. Can't wait. So glad you are part of my blog series! Perfect timing!

missywelsh.com said...

I'd happily pay $15 for a print version of this! Bring it on, ladies. I'm ready.

Alyssia said...

Shoot, I'd buy one of each! What great prices for such a valuable tool!

Oh, and I'd love a lemon creme filled donut, please, thank you. ;)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

$15 isn't bad at all since it's such an amazing tool. Though as tester of the PDF format, I did find the links made my life easier. Either way the writer is a winner!

The book is nothing like the blog. The blog is amazing. The book is a million times more so. :D

SP Sipal said...

So exciting! I cannot wait to get a copy of this. I can't imagine it being better than your blog, but can't wait to find out!

Janet Smart said...

I love my PDF version and will post about it when the due date comes closer. I also like to have things in my hands, so I copy and pasted and printed out all the writer's tips in the book (and there are lots of them) A book well done!

Christina Lee said...

Hey, $15 for a writing resource--sounds reasonable to me!? I for one, NEED (NEED) mine in a print version and will be buying it!!!!!

Melissa said...

I think it's wonderful! You've can count on at least one customer. = ) And I think it's super you guys chose the publishing route you did and so you could leave some on the website. What a great compromise! = D Woot!!!

R. E. Hunter said...

I'm looking forward to getting this. I have no doubt that it will be a great writing resource.

I'll miss the sidebar entries, though, as it's often more convenient to click to it in a browser than an e-reader. Any way you could make the full set available online just to those who have purchased the book? Or maybe as a bundle with a higher price?

Also, is the book just the Emotions section, or is it going to include all the other sections too (weather, settings, etc.)?

Ghenet Myrthil said...

I'm really excited for this book! Your thesaurus entries on the blog have been so helpful.

Angela Ackerman said...

Wow, you guys! Thanks for the enthusiasm and the support. :)

Hi R. E. Hunter,

Unfortunately, we're not looking at an online component right now, but this could change down the road if we ever set up a website for all our Descriptive Thesaurus Collections.

This book is only based on the Emotion Thesaurus. It's around 170 pages by itself, with each emotion entry being about two printed pages long. Other blog thesauri are even longer--the Setting Thesaurus is well over 100 entries by itself (which would be about 250 pages, and that's without us adding anything new to it). If we combined our thesaurus collections, you guys would end up with a door stop! So, any thesaurus collections we turn into books (ones here or new, unwritten collections), we'll parcel them out on their own to keep them manageable resources to use.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!!!!!!! You know how much I love all of your thesauri. *pushes everyone out of the way to be first in line* :)

PJ Hoover said...

I cannot wait! I just marked it on my blog calendar so I can blast it on the right date :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Yay, e-book! Now I can carry it around with me everywhere. And it's a great price. Can't wait.

Riv Re said...

So excited! I don't buy books often, but I think I can convince my parents to make an exception. ;)
Is there any sort of discount if I order both hard- and e-copies? I don't have a reader, so I might get a pdf and later a hard copy, if it's easier.
Thanks so much! I can't wait for May 14th!

Riv Re said...

(And yes, here are your sprinkle donuts: ~O~O~O~O~O~)

Angela Ackerman said...

Sprinkle donuts!! *noms*

Rive Re, I don't know about discounts at this point--it's not something Becca and I have talked about. We're just trying to keep the prices reasonable as is. However, that said, there is something cool you will get with the ET, but I can't say more about it right now because it's a surprise! :)

Jessica Subject said...

Looking forward to getting a copy!

Congrats! :)

Becca Puglisi said...

Excitement, pride, and terror. Yep, that covers it. Seeing everyone so excited about our baby is making my entire week. It's nice to know Ange and I won't be the only ones buying copies :)

Anonymous said...

I actually found your blog about a month ago and have sent many of my writer friends here.

I will definitely buy the printed copy when it comes available.

PS: I kept getting errors so I apologize if I double post

Tina Moss said...

Definitely will be the best $5 I ever spent. This is a fantastic resource for writers!

YelenaC said...

Can't wait, so excited! And a great price for something so valuable!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Squeee! I can't wait. Your site's been a huge resource for me.

Nicole Zoltack said...

So exciting! I can't wait for its release! :)

Sierra Gardner said...

Great news - I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for the ebook!

Catherine A. Winn said...

This news made my day! Wahoo!

GRACE PETERSON said...

We don't bite but we might kiss. :) I'm really looking forward to seeing this. It might be good to point out to people that you can download a Kindle onto your PC or Mac. It's free on the Amazon site, takes only a few minutes and comes with 2 sample books and a dictionary. I'll probably buy your e-book for this mode.

Justadreamer119 said...

I am so happy that you guys decided to publish this book. I can't wait to buy it!

Carrie Butler said...

May 14th? That's coming up soon. I can't wait! :D

Gwynneth White said...

Congratulations. Doughnuts all round! $5.00 is a really good price for such a fantastic resource. I hope you sell a gazillion of them.
Gwynneth

The Beyonder said...

Hi.

I have a question: Can the PDF version of the Emotional Thesaurus be ordered on iTunes, too?

Best Wishes,
Andreas

Kelly Polark said...

Congrats, Becca and Angela! I know lots of hard work went into this!!

Anonymous said...

Why must we wait so awfully long!! :)

The Beyonder said...

Alas, Anonymus, good things take their time...

Angela Ackerman said...

Sorry Anon--we would have had this out sooner, but ran into some legal issues because Becca and I are co-authors from different countries. It took awhile to get the paperwork in place. If only governments worked together as well as Becca and I do!

The Beyonder said...

Hi Angela.

Say, is your ET avaiable as a PDF via iTunes?

Angela Ackerman said...

To be honest, we didn't think about the PDF being available through itunes. The book will be available from the iBookstore.

We'll have to look at the pros and cons, but I can tell you the PDF will be available directly from here at The Bookshelf Muse. :)

The Beyonder said...

Thanks, Angela!

Martha Ramirez said...

I'm, so excited for you guys!! I recommend your site to everyone. Can't wait to share this. And so happy that they'll be a print version too. at 5$ per ebook I may just buy both.

Congrats!!! I just know this will be a great success. A best seller.

Martha Ramirez said...

Mark my words :P)

Angela Ackerman said...

Martha, thank you--you're comment made my day!

Rhonda Lane said...

Very excited about your upcoming book. I'll want it both in PDF and in "dead tree" version.

Now - what will I purge off my reference shelf here to make room???

Nancy Kelley said...

Oh my gosh! I hadn't heard you were doing a book--that's fantastic news! I love the Emotion Thesaurus, but I don't use it as often as I will once I buy the ebook. Plus, having linked entries in a HUGE benefit.

Congrats, ladies. I hope you sell a million copies.

Traci Kenworth said...

Congrats, ladies!! I'll be sure to pick up a copy, it's helped SO much in my writing. You two are just amazing and to hear there's "More" to look forward to--

Silke said...

Grabbing it when it's available. :)

Lisa Gail Green said...

I'm so excited for you! this definitely has the makings of one of the "must own" craft books for writers. :D

Rachael Harrie said...

So EXCITING!!! I can't wait for this :)

Only problem is, do I get the linked ebook or the paper copy??? Ugh, the decisions!

Hugs,

Rach

Stacy Green said...

Whoo-hoo! Looking forward to May 14 (and that's only 2 days away from my wedding anniversary). Think I'll by the print version, as I like my craft books to be ones I can mark up with notes and highlighters:)

Claire Hennessy said...

I have only just found your blog but already I can see how incredibly useful your site is. Your book sounds great and I shall probably be able to find the 5 bucks to get it - sounds like a bargain. New avid follower!

Riv Re said...

Thanks Angela!
Ooh. Now I HAVE to get the print version, just so I can find out what this surprise is...

Jaleh D said...

I will have to add that to my Mother's Day wish list. I think my hubby will be glad for something so cheap. :D

Adventures in YA Publishing said...

At the risk of shouting this from the rooftops too, too many times, I had the good fortune to beta this and it is BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT. Get ready to download it as soon as it is available.

Martina

Adventures in YA Publishing said...

At the risk of shouting this from the rooftops too, too many times, I had the good fortune to beta this and it is BRILLIANT. BRILLIANT. Get ready to download it as soon as it is available.

Martina

Anonymous said...

Where will be buy it - directly from this website?

Becca Puglisi said...

Hi, Anon. The pdf will be available for purchase here on the site. But we'll be selling digital copies at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBookstore, and Smashwords, and the print copy will be available at Amazon.

Jami Gold said...

I think the main question for me will be *which* format to get it in. :) I have a Kindle, but for craft books, I like having something more tangible. Maybe the dead tree AND the PDF version (for linking)? ;)

Sheri M Cook said...

I want the printed version too!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi

I was searching for creative writing books and thesaurus and was directed to yr blog. I love yr blog so much. I am in Singapore and would like to buy a copy of yr book. Is this book available in any of the bookshops in Singapore, www.fishpond.com or www.book depository.com? Thanks.

Angela Ackerman said...

Hi Anon,

It will be available through the Book Depository soon. Here's a link--you can be notified by email as soon as they get more copies in. http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Emotion-Thesaurus-Angela-Ackerman/9781475004953

Thanks for your interest!

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