“Opening Up” Bod Mod Interview Book Received

I just got my softcover copy of the “Opening Up” book of interviews on body modification and it really turned out marvelously. I’m so happy with it! The print quality is really nice — including the numerous photos — and the binding and cover look good as well. A super library addition!!!

It comes in at a hefty 460 pages and about 250,000 words (wow, eh), so it’ll take you a while to get through this book. It contains the majority of interviews I did while running BME (other interviews and essays will be in a future book). At only $19.99 it’s definitely a deal I think — the biggest book of interviews on the subject that’s available from anyone. Click here to get your own copy in either hardcover or softcover (or download the PDF for free).

Here are some pictures of the softcover book I got in the mail today. Sorry about the glare in the shots of the cover. It’s a nice deep oxblood sort of colour and the bloody picture turned out perfectly.


  1. This is awesome to see! I bought the hardcover version (just last night) and I hope it is not too cumbersome to hold/read comfortably! Hmm…

    Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 1:18 pm | Permalink
  2. mela wrote:

    Lulu told me its on the way…

    i can wait…;-)

    Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 1:30 pm | Permalink
  3. Gillian wrote:

    Are the photos in b/w or in colour?

    Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 5:02 pm | Permalink
  4. Gustavo wrote:

    OMG!!!! I went to the site to order it, but the prices for shipping to Brazil are ridiculous!! Economy shipping is $19.96 (i can buy 2 books with it) but it’s not a very good way to order by it i think, standard is $161,19… -.- For this price I’ll need to stay with the PDF… the price of the book is a deal, but the shipping is too much for me. =[

    Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 5:47 pm | Permalink
  5. Shannon wrote:

    Yeah, shipping is a little crazy! That said, even their economy shipping is FedEx and pretty fast.

    Other than the cover, purely B&W photos… Doing colour is VERY expensive in comparison, and since this is 99% text, I wanted to keep the cost down.

    Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 5:48 pm | Permalink
  6. Gillian wrote:

    I suppose I could have just looked at the photos above, haha.

    Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 3:22 am | Permalink
  7. gaz wrote:

    just got my hard copy in sunny manchester……absolutley awesome, im gonna blitz in when my holiday starts in a little under 24 hours


    Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 4:30 am | Permalink
  8. Nik wrote:

    I need this in my life.

    Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 6:37 am | Permalink
  9. Dee wrote:

    Just got my copy but it’s going to be wrapped up for Christmas – a little while to wait yet!

    Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 1:49 pm | Permalink
  10. Stephanie Carr wrote:

    Beautiful! I just downloaded the PDF. I’m going to have to get myself a real in-the-hands copy after christmas!

    Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 1:50 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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