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BANNED In Bloomington! Nancy's book, PERVERT!

Dear S&M Family--We were shocked to receive an email from Xlibris yesterday, and we wanted to share this news with you ... Banned in Bloomington (Indiana, that is) by the publisher! After many years of printing, distributing, and plugging this unique, award-winning book, Xlibris Publishing House has cancelled production of Pervert. Find out why—read it now!

Message from Dana Scott, Manager of Operations at Xlibris: We reviewed your book and the materials you submitted and we are sorry to inform you that your book “PERVERT” will be cancelled due to the reason that the content has very explicit sexual content. As per our policy, manuscript content should not be overly sexual .… Cancellation does not mean that you can no longer publish with Xlibris. You may submit another manuscript that meets our content requirements and resubmit under a new book ID.

Kinky! Hot! Truthful! Educational! Beyond 50 Shades of Grey! 100+ photos! Pervert: Notes from the Sexual Underground

Nancy Gets Interviewed by Leatherati!

Earlier in the month, Loren (from Leatherati.com) interviewed the founder of People Exchanging Power, Nancy Ava Miller. They talked about life, Pervert: Notes from the Sexual Underground, Nancy’s “look,” and Nancy’s favorite subject: penises!

View the interview here, on Leatherati.com!


To get your very own copy of Pervert: Notes from the Sexual Underground, order it from any of PEP's phone counselors or visit our specials page to learn how to get a FREE copy.

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Nancy will be in Seattle this winter—mark your calendars!

Sunday, Nov 25th: Presenting “Erotic Hypno Fantasy” at the Center for Sex Positive Culture (CSPC) in Seattle

Thursday, Nov 29th: Presenting “S&M Then & Now: Histories and Memories” at the CSPC

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Pervert Wins Honorable Mention from the
National Leather Association Writing Awards

 
For Immediate Release, Apr 2011 (Albuquerque, NM)—Nancy Ava Miller’s Pervert: Notes from the Sexual Underground won Honorable Mention for the National Leather Association Geoff Mains Nonfiction Book Award.
 
 
Now in their fourth year, the NLA-I’s writing awards have received widespread appreciation and support. A “leather first,” they have become the preeminent awards for SM, leather, and fetish writing. Past winners include Gloria Brame, Lee “Bridgett” Harrington, Anneke Jacob, Jeff Mann, Jack Rinella, Cecilia Tan, Claire Thompson, and Alyson Tyler. NLA-I President Vince Andrews hopes that these awards will “continue to recognize, celebrate, and inspire the best in SM, leather, and fetish writing as the NLA celebrates its 25th anniversary.”
 
Please join us in congratulating Pervert and Nancy!

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Nancy Ava Miller's Pervert: Notes from the Sexual Underground has been nominated for a National Leather Association Writing Award!

Pervert has been nominated for the Geoff Mains Nonfiction Book Award. The press release from the NLA-i, as copied below, details more about nominations and the eventual award ceremony.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
(Columbus, OH) -- NLA-International, a leading organization for activists in the pansexual leather community, is now accepting nominations for its annual writing awards for excellence in SM/leather/fetish writing for books, articles, novels, and short fiction first published between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2010. The deadline for nominations is 31 January 2011. Winners will be announced on April 17 at the National Leather Association's Annual General Meeting, which will be held during Spring Iniquity XX (April 15-17, 2011) in Houston, TX and mark the National Leather Association's 25th anniversary. The five award categories are:

Non-Fiction Book (Geoff Mains Award)
Non-Fiction Article (Cynthia Slater Award)
Novel (Pauline Reage Award)
Short Fiction (John Preston Award)
Anthology (Samois Award)

Nominations for the Cynthia Slater Award (non-fiction article) may have appeared in print or online publications (which should indicate a specific date of publication). Eligibility for all other awards (short fiction, novel, non-fiction book, and anthology) requires print publication. If you or someone you know has published a book, article, or story dealing with any aspect of SM, leather, fetish, or kink sexuality please consider nominating it for one of the above awards. Authors and publishers are encouraged to nominate themselves by submitting copies of their work. Nominated works should foster education and promote awareness and a positive image of the leather/SM/fetish community. They should entertain and educate, while building awareness and tolerance of the community and showcasing the talents of its members. There are no submission fees, but the judges will require either three print copies of the nominated work or a digital copy (PDF). Nominations may be sent to the committee chair, Steve Vakesh, at: [email protected].

NLA-I has convened an award jury of nine readers, whose number include noted erotic writers and leading community activists. The judges are rotated regularly and their names withheld until after judging is complete to prevent lobbying by nominees. Last year they reviewed more than 100 submissions.

Now in their fourth year, the NLA-I's writing awards have received widespread appreciation and support. A "leather first," they have become the preeminent awards for SM, leather, and fetish writing. Past winners include Gloria Brame, Jack Fritscher, Lee “Bridgett” Harrington, Anneke Jacob, Jeff Mann, Jack Rinella, david stein, Cecilia Tan, Claire Thompson, and Alyson Tyler. NLA-I President Vince Andrews hopes that these awards will "continue to recognize, celebrate, and inspire the best in SM, leather, and fetish writing as the NLA celebrates its 25th anniversary."

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Reader Review!

I not only read Ms. Miller’s book, I devoured it in one sitting, staying up most of the night to finish it. Ms. Miller’s book is a personal accounting of her journey into an "alternate" lifestyle … I am happy to report that while graphic on occasion, this book is an honest, open, and explicit accounting of both her own experiences in the BDSM community as well as a bit of a historical accounting of the community/lifestyle. The reader is treated to personal narrative, poetry, humor, passion, obsession, and absolute intimacy ...

In reading Pervert, I felt I was getting a (slightly X-rated) glimpse of Ms. Miller's life and I felt very honored to have had the opportunity to spend a few hours voyeuristically peeping in on two decades of living and loving as passionately as she has … Pervert is well worth your time and money … You too can own this little window into the sexual underground. I recommend Pervert without hesitation; it is both interesting and entertaining.

—Amy, amazon.com reviewer

To read this full review, please click here.

 

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