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Old February 26 2013, 06:23 PM   #324
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Re: What are you reading?

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I have just downloaded a novella called "The Devils of Amber Street" onto my iPad. I don't know much about it, it only cost me 99c, and I will read it as soon as I finish Lost Classics: Writers on Books Loved and Lost, Overlooked, Under-read, Unavailable, Stolen, Extinct, or Otherwise Out of Commission which I have been reading on and off for about three weeks.
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Yeah it's definitely a better (and cheaper) time to self publish. Sadly I think a lot of people never recouped their investments in the old days of vanity publishing.
Yeah, now there's a distribution system in place. The biggest problem remaining is advertising.
This is very true, there's only so much you can do on a modest/non existant budget. I did consider Facebook advertising, but I must be dense as I can't figure out how cheaply you could do it! I see ads for self published work all the time but some of them have been going on for ages and must be costing a fortune!
Yeah, getting word of mouth out is hard. I actually got an e-mail from Amazon the other day recommending my own book to me so I'm hoping it's recommending it to other people as well!

I read Alison Hewitt is Trapped on a couple of train rides over the weekend. It was a pretty good story about a girl who was trapped in a room in the shop where she worked. The whole thing was written as a series of blog entries, and at the end of each chapter there were comments which I found a nice stylistic choice. It was entertaining but it didn't leave any lasting impression.
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