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Author:  DouglasRPitts [ Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:50 pm ]
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What are the most effective free or near-free marketing strategies for self-published books?

Douglas R Pitts
author of "144 Aphorisms"

Author:  Busygirlbooks [ Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:31 pm ]
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Doug, the link below has some great recommendations from someone who has been doing the work for a while. I found her suggestions about Goodreads to be especially helpful and have done a book give away both there and at Librarything. My profile on Goodreads also earned me a radio interview request, so it is an especially promising site to become active on. Good luck!

http://olgasdaughtersblog.wordpress.com ... omment-108

Author:  DouglasRPitts [ Wed May 01, 2013 7:47 pm ]
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Thank you. That is helpful information.

Author:  Busygirlbooks [ Wed May 01, 2013 9:36 pm ]
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Glad to be of service. If I could be so bold, another suggestion might be to flesh out your profile here and at other sites where you want to establish a presence. A professional looking headshot and a few words about your book/link to it on amazon may be enough to encourage a reader to find out more about your writing and maybe even purchase a copy. Investing a few minutes can really raise the interest level of others in what you have to say. Great cover, by the way. Stacey

Author:  DouglasRPitts [ Thu May 02, 2013 8:07 pm ]
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Thanks Stacey. Continue to be bold.

Author:  TalkPlusTell [ Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:51 pm ]
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Getting testimonials!!!! Asking influencers, fellow authors, or professors for testimonials is free and builds up trust with your target audience.
But before reaching out to people and asking for a testimonial you need to know who your target reader is. Because you want to reach out to people that your target reader respects and follows.

Here is a great article on how to find and attract your target reader: http://www.talkplustell.com/blog/

Author:  rchapman1tewantin [ Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:30 pm ]
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I'm a great supporter of Goodreads too. I also interview a guest author each week on my website www.ritaleechapman.com. Interviews by other authors is another useful tool. If you are interested you can contact me through the website.

Author:  pushups44 [ Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:08 am ]
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Lots of good information in this thread. As a fellow writer, this is much appreciated.

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