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Postby rhondarightbrainlefty » Thu May 24, 2012 11:06 pm

Do you think advertising and spending money to get your book noticed are worth it? Like - do new authors benefit, break even, or waste money? (Mostly)
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Re: $$$

Postby James A. Ritchie » Fri May 25, 2012 8:58 am

There isn't much evidence that advertising helps any writer, new or seasoned pro. Word of mouth sells books, and having just a few readers find and love your book, and who tell all their friends how much they love it, is the best advertising you can have, and it's free.

Having said this, if you self-publish you do have to find a way of letting readers know you've written a book, but paying for advertising doesn't seem to work there, either. You need good reviews, and a strong internet presence, but beyond paying for a website, spending money doesn't seem to help at all.

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Postby mammamaia » Sat May 26, 2012 12:05 pm

that all sounds sensible to me... as james usually is...
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Re: $$$

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Re: $$$

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