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There are a number of authors in this group. It's encouraging to see so many writers. Some write fiction. Some non-fiction. Some are published. Some still hoping. Maybe a few have given up. Some have posted in the forum seeking help with marketing their book(s).

I'd like to throw out a challenge to all the authors here: share a copy of your work so members of the group can read it and, hopefully, comment. If you think it's going to cut into your sales you are thinking too small. If your work is any good at all, you will get more referrals, "reach" and sales, than the sales you might give up by sharing here.

To start things off, here's a copy of one of mine.
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There are two examples of one way to promote your book -- have a single chapter available to share. It's a little different for @eddievelez since the chapter was his entire part of the book, but none-the-less great promotion for the book as a whole. @Seniorpreneur has the chapter available for access on his website. Again, great approach as it draws me to the website in order to grab the chapter. Nice.
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I'd be happy to do that, but have no idea how, short of copying and pasting a chapter!
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One of my goals for today is to make a PDF copy of my most recent published book available for free just to the members of Bill's Blog. I'll post here again after I do it.
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I'm back. The Devil and Pastor Gus is a novel published in 2014 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.

It takes ideas from the book of Job in the Bible, C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters, and the short story "The Devil and Daniel Webster," although I was undoubtedly influenced by other stories about someone who sells his soul to the Devil and works feverishly to break the contract.

It has 41 Amazon reviews with a 4.3 star average rating. If what I'm told is correct, getting more reviews on Amazon is critical. Hint, hint, hint. (But only if you read it and only if you want to review it.)

I'm not sure whether that was the absolute final version, but it's close enough. I apologize that the PDF doesn't include the cover. After far too long with a different cover, one that was unnecessarily scary, this cover took the place of the original.


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@RogerBruner

Nicely done.
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REMINDER: If you have not upgraded to teacher status, PLZ, NO external links that are promotional in nature - read my book, download this or get that stuff.
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My apologies for trying to include a link in my description of The Devil and Pastor Gus. I was just trying to respond to Rev's challenge to give a book to people here. So, to make this simpler, if you're interested in a free e-copy of The Devil and Pastor Gus, please inmail me and I'll give you the link. :-)
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@Belew

I see a distinction between @RogerBruner starting a thread with, "Here's my book..." and him responding in an existing thread with a link to his book. Is that drawing too fine a line? If so, then the fault is mine, and not those who shared in response.
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@philipwatling

It would seem to me, before you can get involved with online marketing. or websites, and the like, you need to get back to basics starting with copy and paste (you say you know how to do that) and working your way towards publishing a PDF. Before any of what we might share with you can be meaningful for, and put into practice by, you, you must have (and hone) the requisite skills.
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@Rev

The fault is mine because the line is fuzzy in my own mind.

I don't have a clear answer either.

As a rule ... I just want to avoid outgoing links altogether. It may change if it makes sense.

The blame is on me.
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