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Ten Ways to Get Your Book Some Publicity
By Annette Gisby   

Last edited: Thursday, October 09, 2003
Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2003

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Bookshops don't want to stock your book? Simple publicity tips that will make them come to you. (A fun guide.)

So you've written your masterpiece, had it published and now you're
waiting for all those sales to roll in. But they haven't? No-one's
buying? The bookstores don't want to know?

Just for some fun, here are ten things you can think on to make sure that
the bookstores will come to you, just begging you to let them
stock your book! :-)

1. Change your name to Stephen King/Nora Roberts/John Grisham by
deed poll.

2. Have an affair with the president/prime minister/king/queen/prince
(delete as appropriate)

3. Buy a million copies yourself to get in the Best Seller Lists.

4. Fail at Pop Idol

5. Get evicted from the Big Brother House.

6. Streak at a popular sporting event.

7. Do a naked skydive with only a copy of your book to hide your
modesty. :-)

8. Become a supermodel/actor/sports person.

9. Buy thousands of your books and have them delivered to the pavement
outside the New York's Times office.

10. Become a recluse, don't give interviews and watch them coming
to you.

These are just for fun, not an instruction manual. :-)

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Reviewed by Bret Funk 10/13/2003
I liked it, Anne. It does seem that popularity and media coverage are more dependent on outrageousness than talent in today's world. I especially liked your disclaimer at the end! It's just another sign of the world we live in...

Reviewed by Bobby Ruble (Reader) 10/9/2003
I love this. As funny as it is, your "Ten Ways to Get Your Book Some Publicity" hold more truth than fiction. I would try #1, but I don't think Bobby would appreciate calling me John.

Kam Ruble
Co-author of "Black Rosebud: Have No Mercy II"
Reviewed by Cheryl Sellers 10/9/2003
this is funny, if your a women and skydive nude should you have 3 books or hummmm.. maybe your right one is better,lol
Reviewed by Kristie Maguire (Reader) 10/9/2003
Excellent guide! I can't afford to buy thousands of books myself, have no chance of becoming a supermodel/actor/sports person. Guess I will have to take option 2. Problem with this is that the current president does not appeal to me at all! Maybe I will take option 10.

Kristie Leigh Maguire
author of "Desert Heat", "Emails from the Edge", co-author "No Lady and Her Tramp"

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