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Well, I published this hulking ungainly novel on Amazon almost a month ago and I have netted a staggering four sales!
I’m not surprised by the the low sales since I’ve done zero marketing. In fact I have almost no idea how to “market”. At first I thought, “I gotta make a website,” then later I decided with much grumbling to make a twitter. I made one and then… never used it.
If you’re gonna market your product, you need to be unabashed, but I got this problem where I’m super bashful. More telling though is that I don’t really believe in Hand Hunters as a product. I can do better, I know I can. This book isn’t really worth any more sweat and blood. I’ve given it enough already.
“She made a lot of good points with really bad examples,” was the review a friend, Alex Eckman-Lawn, made about Camille Paglia’s book Glittering Images. It was on off hand remark, in fact it may have been no more than a comment he posted on that ubiquitous social network. Truthfully I don’t think Alex actually read her book. I know that I didn’t. But his comment resonated with me, just as I hope it resonates with you. Of all the spectacles Hollywood has churned out for us to slather over with mixed enthusiasm, surely Revenge of the Sith is not “the the most powerful work of art in any genre in the past 30 years — including literature.”