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Thread: Hitting a Bullseye

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    I keep my head firmly in the clouds MorganMarshall's Avatar
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    Hitting a Bullseye

    So, I have a plan...

    I decided that over the next few months I will be working hard to polish my manuscript. I will, during that time, be querying agents and editors as well. However, after over three years, if by February I have not at least landed an agent, I have decided to self-publish. This has been a VERY difficult decision for me. I plan on making DAMN sure that I have it edited to the teeth and perfected as humanly possible (I am seriously considering hiring a professional editor as well), and I have a great illustrator all lined up as well.

    I will have a budget for advertising and such, which cannot exceed $2,000.

    So. Here's my question: what, in your opinion, are the most important things I should invest in for maximum visibility? Buying copies of my book and handing them out? Selling at local stores? Renting a convention booth (it's sci-fi)? Paying reviewers? Advertising on Facebook?

    What do you think? I want my money to go as far as possible. I am also looking around this forum for ideas and whatnot. You guys rock! Thank you!
    Last edited by MorganMarshall; 11-08-2012 at 01:08 AM. Reason: clarity
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