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Beware the Marketer

July 23, 2017

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Last week I received six unsolicited e-mails from marketers and self-style marketers urging me to invest in their “sure fire” promotional schemes. Most offered the same or variations of the same processes: reaching hundreds of thousands of Twitter subscribers, blog appearances, e-mail listings, bargain prices on “how to sell” pdfs and videos. Last week was […]

Where Gringos Don’t Belong

April 27, 2015

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Excerpt: They forced the whimpering woman to her knees, then lifting were able to get her to stand. She cried out, hurt, and the woman with the tangled hair flung her jacket aside and yanked the short-sleeved sweatshirt she was wearing beneath it over her head and knotted it to form a sling. She slipped […]

The Indie Book Marketing Game

August 14, 2013

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How to market self-published or small press-published books is quite the craze. There are hundreds of “how to sell what you write” blogs, websites and promos. After looking into a lot of them I decided to try to analyze where they come from, what they signify and the effects they have on self-publishing and indie […]

Kindle, Monsters and Marketing Advice

May 12, 2013

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         As a career magazine and newspaper journalist who in addition to hundreds of articles long and short has published some sixty or seventy literary and little magazine shortstories, a novel that though praised never went into a second printing and hundreds of poems I assumed that I was more than casually […]