SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just a few years ago, the Wall Street Journal1 profiled several self-published authors whose novels and collections of books sold between 400,000 and 1.7 million copies, garnering book deals with traditional publishers due to their hit status. Dr. Sadie Allison, founder and CEO of Tickle Kitty and a popular pleasure coach, found her own unique path to publishing success and recently sold her two millionth book, one of the greatest achievements ever made by an independent publisher. To mark this extraordinary milestone and thank her legions of fans, Dr. Sadie today announced that Tickle Kitty is giving away 10,000 how-to sex-help books, just in time for Valentine's Day.
"On one hand, it's amazing that Tickle Kitty Press has sold two million books, considering they are a small operation," said Edward Ash-Milby, Buyer for Barnes & Noble. "And yet, when you meet Dr. Sadie Allison, you understand quickly what a savvy business person she is and marvel at the execution of her publishing program. She has a strong eye for packaging and design, knows her marketplace well and has a sense of fun in her writing. Tickle Kitty Press is a small press success story that I've enjoyed watching evolve over the past decade, and I have no doubt that they will continue to publish great books and produce excellent content for years to come."
Dr. Sadie's life-long passion to help others overcome their shame, fear and lack of knowledge around sex and pleasure led to her start in self-publishing in an unlikely way: by creating sex-help pamphlets to give away for free. This beginning ultimately led to an incredibly successful career as a writer and publisher, despite her lack of formal training in journalism or publishing. "I published my first sex-help book to inspire positive change in peoples' lives," observes Dr. Sadie. "My mission is to empower others to embrace their full sexual potential, and clear out old inhibitions by providing the accurate information they need for more frequent, more intimate, more uninhibited sexual pleasure."
Fearless giving, a theme throughout Dr. Sadie's life, is having the deep desire to give others joy so passionately, that you'll do it at all costs. This concept formed the basis of her recent San Francisco TEDx talk. Knowing that when people are sexually satisfied, they live happier, healthier and fuller lives, Dr. Sadie devoted her life and career to coach others on the art of giving and receiving pleasure. "When we reached the two million books sold milestone, I wanted to give back. And by giving away 10,000 books now, I feel like I've come full circle," Dr. Sadie shares. "Giving fearlessly is a way of life for me, and this free book giveaway is the latest expression of that."
Dr. Sadie's bestselling titles include Tickle His Pickle, Ride 'Em Cowgirl!, Tickle Your Fancy, Tickle My Tush and Toygasms! All were honored with the prestigious Independent Publisher's "Best Sexuality Book" award. Unlike overly clinical sex-help titles, reading Dr. Sadie's books feels like getting invaluable, honest advice from a trusted friend—topped with a dash of humor. Her fun, personable style and the books' tasteful illustrations lead you to discover arousing new techniques, and the best sex you've ever experienced. Countless readers have credited Dr. Sadie's books with saving marriages, revitalizing relationships and changing lives, generating incredible fan loyalty. To receive one of Dr. Sadie's books free during the Valentine's Day giveaway, log on to www.TickleKitty.com and choose your book on the free giveaway page. (A nominal shipping & handling fee will apply.)
Gifted with the ability to speak about this sensitive topic with empathy, accuracy and humor—Dr. Sadie puts individuals and couples at ease as they learn about their own sexual pleasure. Her approachability is a natural progression stemming from her high-school years spent as a sex-positive confidant to friends who were struggling with sexual issues. "I'm grateful to be in a position to share insights and techniques that empower men and women to embrace a deeper enjoyment of their sexuality. By following my passion, embracing my gift to help others, and giving it away fearlessly to the world, I've been able to find success on a wildly improbable path. Everyone has a gift to share, and I believe that by sharing it, we fulfill our own dreams while enhance others' lives at the same time. And isn't that what life's all about?"
Dr. Sadie also runs a modern online pleasure boutique, TickleKitty.com, which offers high-end adult toys, custom pleasure kits, her signature premium personal lubricants, Slippery Kitty, and the ever-popular Sex Confessions feature. Tickle Kitty Press is developing an exciting new series of books, which will be available across all platforms in 2014. To find out more about Dr. Sadie's books, take advantage of the Valentine's Day book giveaway and view the unique Tickle Kitty line of pleasure products, please visit www.TickleKitty.com.
About Tickle Kitty, Inc. and Dr. Sadie
Dr. Sadie Allison, founder and CEO of Tickle Kitty, Inc., is the author and publisher of today's most popular line of fun, informative, how-to sex-help books — the kind you wish you'd read earlier in life. Her bestsellers include Tickle His Pickle, Ride 'Em Cowgirl! and Tickle Your Fancy. Each has won the coveted Independent Publisher's "Best Sexuality Book" award (IPPY), and together sold more than two million copies. Dr. Sadie also created a signature line of female body-safe personal lubricants, Slippery Kitty. Tickle Kitty books can be found at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, thousands of specialty sextoy shops and at TickleKitty.com, the company's upscale sextoy boutique. Digital eBook versions are also available for all major Kindle, Nook and Adobe eBook platforms.
For over a decade, Dr. Sadie has been empowering others to embrace a deeper enjoyment of their sexuality through education, inspiration and motivation. Her friendly, open persona lands her frequent guest spots on TV and radio, including FOX, Discovery Health, E!, Howard Stern and Dr. Drew's Loveline. She's a sought-after speaker, and is often quoted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men's Health, WebMD and iVillage.com. In 2013, Dr. Sadie delivered a prestigious TEDx talk, sharing her powerful and original concept for changing the world through fearless giving. Dr. Sadie holds a degree in French, a Doctorate in human sexuality and is a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors (AASECT) as well as the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), a dynamic, global, invitation-only membership organization. For more information visit: www.TickleKitty.com
To receive one of Dr. Sadie's books free during the Valentine's Day giveaway, log on to www.TickleKitty.com and choose your book on the free giveaway page. (A nominal shipping & handling fee will apply.)
1 "How I Became a Best-Selling Author: Self-publishing is upending the book industry," The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2011, Alexandra Alter
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