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Promotion is the hardest word

Andrew Goodman

The one thing I’ve found about the publishing side of self-publishing is that it’s the easiest element of the whole escapade – assuming that the story is well edited, formatted, presented and is actually a good story. It’s the promotion of said book that is the issue.

I’ve often equated trying to get your self-pubbed work noticed to like being in a dinghy in the middle of the Pacific and waving a hand. What’s the chance of people actually noticing you? Slim. To none. However, there are options and social media is high on the list. But is Twitter and Facebook enough? Goodreads is … well a good option, as well.

Another alternative is Author Marketing Club which states itself as Book Marketing & Selling Tips for Authors. Their site is pretty slick and with various tools and suggestions for authors to promote their work as well as an established…

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