Buy my book!


For awhile now, I’ve been getting requests for a print version of Teachable Moments. A week that goes by without someone asking me about where they can buy a book or a comic collecting all my strips is a rare one. I’ve been a little gunshy about the prospect but… I can finally say, readers have at long last lovingly worn me down.

For the first time ever, you can purchase Teachable Moments as a two part ‘zine experience! Collectively covering a years’ worth of teaching journal comics, each book is 28 pages and is ready for purchase!

Now I know the deal – a lot of people SAY they’d be interested in XY or Z… but when the opportunity comes to buy X or Y or Z, those same people want to wait for a bargain of some kind. Well readers, wait no more because I have a bargain for you!


Teachable Moments: Semester One (Collecting all teacher journal comics from September of 2014 to December of 2014. This collection includes the comics covered by such noted media outlets as National Public Radio and CBS News – Cincinnati!)

Teachable Moments: Semester Two (Collecting all teacher journal comics from January of 2015 to May of 2015. These strips includes comics run in Ohio Schools Magazine and the run of comics about teaching Derf Backderf’s My Friend Dahmer!)

…so that’s a great bargain right? Well wait, it gets better.

If you buy now, you’ll also receive Questions from Readers, a 12 page ‘zine I created exclusively for folks who have been reading my comic on Tumblr and my WordPress blog. Occasionally I’ll ask you all if you have any questions for me and I’ll turn those into comics. I’ve collected the best of those here.

That’s three ‘zines for $10 bucks… but wait, there’s more!

I will also include a mini-doodle on the back of a business card! That’s right, a tiny little doodle… just for you! You can ask me for something small or I’ll just draw you whatever comes into my head. If your name is “Bob” you can have the one I drew in the picture up there, plus another one free of charge.

Please peruse my Etsy store for more details or send your $10 dollars directly through PayPal to I will be sending off the first batch on Monday of next week.

2 Responses to “Buy my book!”

  1. I bookmarked your blog a while back. It’s charming how you bring the trials of a teacher to comics. You have a great cartooning taste and your drawings are fantastic.

    However, ‘buy my book’ is probably right down there with ‘gimmie your money’ in selling effectiveness. Without holding a gun to my head, these lines don’t work. “Don’t buy my book” will probably increase your sales 300%.

    How about this:
    ‘You can buy my book for $10 or borrow my book from my classroom library if you loan me $5. If you don’t return it in two weeks, it’ll cost 50 cents a day when you return it. If you don’t return it in six months…do the math. You might as well just buy it for ten bucks.’

    But really you should learn some selling techniques. If you just google copy writing, you’ll get some techniques that are better than what you’re using. The reason is when you are unsure of how to sell, you become defensive and being defensive about your book for sale is the best way to sell none.

    • Christopher Pearce Says:

      “Buy my book” is a “callback” to an episode of a TV show I liked in the 1990’s. I didn’t feel like beating people over the head with the reference, but here it is if you want it:

      As to your points Pat, I thank you very much for the advice. I’ve not done this before, so other folks’ POV is always welcome. I was trying to be a little bit “tongue in cheek” with the title but I guess it didn’t work for everybody. People can by the book or not (I hope they do!) but I’m not defensive about it.

      People should definitely “gimme their money” as well 🙂

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