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I'm new and want to publicize my novel
« on: December 08, 2010, 06:09:32 PM »
Hey guys,
I figured the best thing to do was to be blunt. I'm shamelessly seeking promotion for my novel connections and I guess I'm also trying to build my platform. I'm kind of an introverted person so, as you can imagine, I have a hard time selling my book to people. Another contributing factor to my presumed lack of success is probably the subject matter of my work. It's about schizophrenia and mental illness mainly and after a year of submitting my work to agents, publishers, magazines and the like I've come to the painful realization that my work isn't that marketable (or it doesn't seem to be). I guess a lot of people are afraid of the topic what with all the media coverage of schizophrenic people doing or saying things which are unconscionable. Anyway, I'd love to meet/talk with any of you just for kicks and if anyone has some clever guerilla marketing type ideas to spread the word about my book I'd welcome them.