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2013-01-22 10:37:49 AM  
Recently wrote one and I'm trying to figure out the whole promotion schtick myself. I approve and you almost cost me a new monitor with the third location.

I hope you do well, and if you figure out the secret of promotion, share. But just with me and not any of those other money grubbing bastards.
2013-01-22 02:02:58 PM  
wow, that was painful.
2013-01-22 03:21:02 PM  
"I made this really funny movie, but I forgot to put film in the camera. So instead of making the funny movie over again (and doing it right this time), let me tell you a not-funny story about how I made this really funny movie, but forgot to put film in the camera."
2013-01-22 04:50:02 PM  
that wasn't funny, that was painful. worse is you know what it takes to legitimately promote yourself/book and you choose not to.
2013-01-23 02:57:49 AM  
I hope the story in your book is a lot better than that one.

Version 1.0 eh?
2013-01-23 05:25:44 PM  
Why am I not surprised this showed up on fark? What's your fark handle, mister author man?
2013-01-24 10:34:22 AM  
Some people promote their novel by telling people what it's about.
2013-01-24 03:42:28 PM  
For those who came here looking for an actual discussion, LibraryThing.com lets self-publishers distribute free copies to members in exchange for reviews. For ebooks, that means very little is lost for the author while the reviews get a few reads for free.

I haven't used it yet myself (planning to as soon as I get the notes from my editor and incorporate them) but for anyone interested the info can be found here, as well as other marketing ideas discussed by LibraryThing authors.
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