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  • May 10th, 2006 | 1:02 PM
How NOT to promote your book

MJ Rose is always a must-read blog for book publicity education but today is a must-read post anyone who is ever thinking about how to get their books into the hands of bloggers.

Sigh. First canned queries to agents and editors and now this.

There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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May 10th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
That's just amazing.
Thanks for sharing it.
May 11th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC)
Isn't it, just? People are always looking for a short cut instead of just doing the work.
May 10th, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
May 10th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
Wow - thanks for sharing.
May 10th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the MJ update. Love her blog but half the time forget to check it out. The woman's an inspiration in 2 many ways to count and you can't ignore the success she had with LIPSERVICE, doing her thang on her own.
May 11th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
Isn't she amazing? I love her. There's an RSS feed you can get to add her to your friends page. Check out the feeds on my profile page. I had to do that because I kept missing things too.
May 11th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC)
Unbelievable. I particularly like the "what you get out of it": to work for us promoting a book with whatever we tell you, and a free (albeit unidentified) book "that you'll enjoy". Dude, the book they're trying to promote isn't something the reader would like -- you clearly don't have your finger on the pulse of bloghood here. Ack and double ack.
May 11th, 2006 02:35 am (UTC)
I know...it boggles the mind, doesn't it? And it makes it that much harder the rest of us.
May 11th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
Thanks for that Moment of Zen: I cracked up!
May 11th, 2006 02:34 am (UTC)
Me too. Sometimes I find it hard to believe people can believe that stuff works. But it's like all the get-rich-quick schemes people fall for, the people who thought of only need a few people to fall for it.
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