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Bad Book Marketing Ideas

Cracked has an article on outrageous stunts people have pulled to get their books out in the world, and it’s way way worse than the endless streams of promo tweets most people adopt.

Weirdest of all are the people who think public stunts will get them a publisher. That shit is just sad.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to crash a motorized hang glider into the Space Needle, then shoot myself.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.

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muirecan
Dec. 21st, 2014 09:28 am (UTC)
Ye gods and little green goblins but those where all bad ideas. Ok, I suppose if you had $200,000 to waste #3 still the best of the lot. ::sheesh:: I'm glad you simply turned to kickstarter Harry.
burger_eater
Dec. 21st, 2014 04:29 pm (UTC)
The thing about those guys buying their way onto the bestseller lists, for business books (which most of them were) the money isn't in book sales. It's speaking fees. Put "NY TIMES BESTSELLER" onto your flyer and you can charge 10-20K for an event, and you get more events.

So, those books were just the license fee to a lucrative business.
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