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Promotion Angling

I had some cards produced for my book signing at Fiction Addiction on July 3. It is all part of the promotion game. Indie/Self-publishing is a wonderful thing. It isn’t as new as you might think. L. Frank Baum self-published “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”. Of course, back in the year 1900, publishing required a press. Baum contracted the George M. Hill Company to print the pages and hand-assembled the first copy himself, and probably many others I expect. These days, with Print-On-Demand and E-Book services, self-publishing has become a lot easier with respect to the production of the print itself. However, advertising and promoting is entirely up to the author unless one is able to spend fortunes to hire companies to carry that load. Most indie-authors are not in that position. Add to that the dwindling presence of bookstores and the task gets harder. You may not be aware, but...
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Hello Ms. Oana,

© 2012 by Oana Some people are to the writers’ community what Jehovah’s Witnesses are to our neighborhoods. They want you to know more about them and they want to be your friends. You don’t. They want you to hear the good news. You don’t. They think their message is important to you. It is not. I have no idea who their “marketing guru” is, but flooding a person’s inbox with messages about your book is a little bit of a nuisance, to say the least. And I wouldn’t be so turned off if the messages were bubbly appealing, and original. Let me give you an example:        Hello Ms. Oana,        I just wanted to say hello and thanks for the connection.       (?)       It is so good to be part of the greater family of writers      Cheesy but nothing wrong so far      I've been extremely busy...
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