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I'm really not comfortable with self-promotion...

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2 months 2 weeks ago #66152 by Wasamon
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Really, I'm not. At all. It took me half a day to even get up the nerve to post this.

That said, I'm trying something new here.

soopllc.com/blog/book-ideas/the-sin-of-t...-by-maikel-yarimizu/

If you could, please click, like, and tell me what you think.

The story itself's been written, proofed, edited, and re-written already. I'm looking at different avenues for how to continue, and this is one of them.
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2 months 2 weeks ago #66154 by DanZilla
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Having been one of the people that has read this it was an easy step for me to go ahead and follow the link and like this... good luck.

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2 months 1 week ago #66188 by Kristin Darken
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Seems like a good method to get a contract.

But if you're not comfortable with self-promotion, you seriously need to hire an agent. Take your time and find someone who is going to work for you, but you HAVE to have someone selling you. Even as an indie publisher via kindle or smash or another method.

Something else along the lines of 'something or other' would be to try to do a project via NaNoWriMo (National November Write Month) ... which has contacts and can connect authors who produce a novel in the month of November with contracts or people who can move them towards contracts. I'm always superbusy with the theatre in Novembers so I haven't gotten deep enough in a project to really connect with anyone yet, but its worth looking in to. But ya... you HAVE to have someone handling your promotion/marketing. That's either you in whatever non-writing time you have... or you have to find someone to help you. Its not something you can just leave out if you want any sort of success.

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2 months 1 week ago #66194 by Astrodragon
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Actually telling about your stories here would probably work well if it was a superhero story. You have people who like your work and would check it out, pushing up the number of reads. The ideal state of getting onto the first page of 'popular reads' in your category is harder, I dont know if this borad has enough readers to make this happen. If you can do this, you'll sell and it will generate lots of reviews. Some of them might actually be useful :P

I sold 3 books just off the back of people reading the original on a big Alternate History forum, and it generated a considerable voilume of sales - no other publicity, so you can sell without it. But it does help.

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2 months 1 week ago #66195 by Wasamon
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Unfortunately, finding an agent is as much a barrier as anything else, it seems. Currently, response times from agents and publishers to query letters is ranging between six months and never, with the vast majority going towards the far end of that.

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1 month 4 days ago #66706 by Wasamon
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4 years ago I had a silly thought before bed: what would I do if my then-10yo niece asked me to run tabletop games for her and her friends? And they all wanted to be princesses?

I bought myself a cute little pink A6 notebook, got out the dice, and got started.

8 published episodes (so far), 2 side quests, and the start of a complete side-novel later, the princesses are still going strong.

As of right now, the 2nd paperback collection (eps. 4-6) should be available on Amazon.

to celebrate, I'm having a #freebook week, starting next Sunday, with the 1st ebook episode. Debating running the other 7 at half-price as well.

So if you like meta-narratives set around a gaming table, mixed with some good old sword and sorcery, check it out!

Reviews and feedback are always welcome on all episodes, and I'd be tickled if I could get some shares or tweets as well. It's time to put this this social media stuff to good use, and get the word out!

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1 month 3 days ago #66711 by Court
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I gave your work a try. It's wonderful.

I have read a lot of works that have used RPPs as a background. This is the only one that is realistic. There is no players actually in the game, or the game coming to life, although we do see the action from the point of view of the player characters. Just five or so girls, a GM, and a few onlookers-parents-pizza owner to the side.

I highly recommend this story for everyone. No real magic, just story-telling magic.

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1 month 2 days ago #66716 by Wasamon
Wasamon replied the topic: I'm really not comfortable with self-promotion...

Court wrote: I gave your work a try. It's wonderful.

I have read a lot of works that have used RPPs as a background. This is the only one that is realistic. There is no players actually in the game, or the game coming to life, although we do see the action from the point of view of the player characters. Just five or so girls, a GM, and a few onlookers-parents-pizza owner to the side.

I highly recommend this story for everyone. No real magic, just story-telling magic.


Thanks! Care to leave this comment on Amazon as well? Never too many reviews, after all.

How many episodes have you read?

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1 month 1 day ago #66720 by Court
Court replied the topic: I'm really not comfortable with self-promotion...
I think I've read five now. They aren't very long.

As for leaving a review on Amazon, I hate Amazon. I've broken down at gotten Kindle Unlimited because so many stories are available only there, but that is as far as I am going to have anything to do for them.

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1 month 23 hours ago #66740 by Wasamon
Wasamon replied the topic: I'm really not comfortable with self-promotion...
Fair enough. If you like to discuss books and stuff via other media, feel free to recommend me there ;)

And again, thanks for reading!

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