Marketing Mania!

All of my time seems to be taken up at the moment by marketing my book. I never knew how much effort it would take. Actually, I suppose I should say, I never knew could much effort it could take, as no one has a gun to my head. But having adapted it and gone through the whole process of making it available, it would be silly to let it just sit there gathering e-dust. So I've been researching and nosing around all over the place to find out the most successful ways to get your book noticed. It's hard! Still, I've always loved a challenge, and until the fire in me turns to apathy I'll be doing all I can. If I find out anything that I think others may not be aware of, I'll be sure to post it.

I just did a revamp of my book's cover. I think it's a bit more impacting now, and despite what adages tell us, we all fall victim to judging a book...

I'm just now waiting for my Smashwords edition to be approved, so that should help. I read a lot of posts on Kindleboards of people despairing of no sales despite gargantuan efforts of all kinds, so I'm wondering if luck plays a part. I also read that it can take months, perhaps even a year or more for your book to find traction.

Of course, I'm also aware that my book isn't mainstream genre fiction, so that will surely limit its commercial appeal to some degree. But I think there's still an audience out there for it, and I will track them and find them if it's the last thing I do!

And now for a joke: A woman walks into a bar and asks for a double entendre. So the barman gives her one.

Is that old? I just heard it recently and liked it.


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