Survey for readers of Rewriting the Rules (the boo...

Survey for readers of Rewriting the Rules (the book)

This post announces that I was starting work on the second edition of Rewriting the Rules, and invited readers to give feedback on the first edition via a survey, to help me to improve the second edition.

Later in 2017 I’ll be writing a second edition of my book Rewriting the Rules.

A lot has happened in the world of love, sex, and gender since the book came out in 2013. In the new edition I want to reflect some of those changes and to update all the media references and resources. The publishers, Routledge, and I are also keen that the new version will be cheaper and more user-friendly in format.

Most importantly I’m keen to hear what the readers of Rewriting the Rules think could be done to improve the second edition. This survey is to find out what you liked about the book, what didn’t work so well for you, and what things you’d like to see changed or added.

The new edition will be the same length as the old one to keep it as accessible as possible, but I’m able to change about 10-20% of the material, and I want to make sure those changes are helpful ones. That’s where you come in.

This survey will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes, depending how many suggestions you want to give me. You’ll be asked what you thought about the format of the book, and the overall content, before summarising your feelings on the book and any changes you’d like to see.

It’ll be anonymous so I won’t know who you are, or name you if I quote you. The only thing required is that you’ve read Rewriting the Rules. Feel free to stop at any time if you don’t want to continue.

I can’t promise that all suggestions will make their way into the second edition, but I will certainly do my best to incorporate those which several people agree on. Any that don’t make it into the book may well inform the resources on this website, and I might also write up the survey responses for a brief paper and use some of your comments in the second edition.

Please share this with anybody else you know who has read the book.

Thanks so much for your time.

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Meg-John (MJ) Barker (they/them) is a writer, zine-maker, collaborator, contemplative practitioner, and friend. They are the author of a number of zines and popular books on sex, gender, and relationships, including graphic guides to Queer, Gender, and Sexuality (with Jules Scheele), and How To Understand Your Gender, Sexuality and Relationships (with Alex Iantaffi).