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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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Authors of the Books We Read III

Interview with Anthony Pathfinder about the challenges of publishing in today’s market About the Author Anthony Pathfinder was born in Kingston, Jamaica and moved to the United States as a child. A voracious reader, his love of reading subsequently led to his writing a selection of short stories as a teenager. He has published seven novels. He does not categorize, classify or put a label on what he writes e. g. Romance, Suspense, Adventure, Thriller, Urban Fiction, Action and Horror. That said, he’s building his readership daily and is currently working on a truth based story entitled, Treasure. He's writing a screenplay for his first novel Fair Game. Anthony is also an editor, proofreader, graphic designer, reviewer and contributing writer for the Urban Book Source. Writing is his life! He lives and breathes to write. To find out more about him please visit his website  What drives you to write and...
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