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Old 02-07-2013, 12:53 AM   #1
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Hello, writers!

Hi, all.

Newbie here. Just published first (only?) novel, courtesy CreateSpace/Amazon. Now what? I was going to take out an ad on the Super Bowl, but my marketing budget was about $4 million short. Ideas welcome!

Email me (can you find my email looking at my profile?) or send me a message, or just reply here. I've made a very nice preview out of the PDF. (Well, nice-looking.)

Did anyone else find that "Submit New Thread" button intimidating? Is minor illiteracy OK in these posts? Well, here goes ...
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:18 PM   #15
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Ha ha, yeah Super Bowl space is not so cheap. Welcome!
I thought I'd be flooded with wisdom. I least maybe some half-baked ideas. Is everyone too busy debating the cereal comma to even think about marketing?

(I'm a veteran of the non-fiction mid lists. Publishers don't market books. They fling them against the wall. Probably because they can't afford proper shelves.)

Oh, well. Do you put brown sugar or white on your cereal commas? Skimmed or 2%? Life is so full of questions.

Oh dear. I seem to be babbling. Who was it warned me about sanity in this place? I should have listened.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:50 PM   #18
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I visited your website. No one would guess it was so serious. Thank you!

Any additional thoughts? What did you do right? What could you do better?

If it's impermissible to be mercenary here, email me!

Sorry, Jamie. Jamie with an "m". Edit doesn't seem to allow fixing the title. Oh, bother.
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Sometimes it does!

For most areas in Aw... You will need to use the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the 'edit post' window - AND you only have a week to do this...

Once you hit the 'go advanced' button and the page loads, you should see an 'edit title' dialog box.

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Old 02-09-2013, 10:18 PM   #21
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What is the deep, hidden meaning of that picture by @kells post?

Why are the doll's eyes so much bigger than her mouth? Should I be worried?
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Nah, you get used to it. Kind of like "The Beaver"
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The Beaver? I am definitely worried. Where does one find a competent mental health professional when one needs such expertise?
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