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How Do You Sell A Novel When People Think 50 Shades Of Gray Is A Good Book? ....

 
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I've always felt I was too late for this life. I should have been a Go-Go dancer, but I was born too late.

I missed the era of Steinbeck and Hemingway and screw it all - I even missed Gonzo journalism!

Now I have a novel and a couple novellas. Not asking anyone here to buy, but how do you market them when you don't have a team?

My novel deals with the child sex trade and Bohemian Grove, but surprisingly, it's not graphic.

I've gotten some sales, but I don't know. It's a good story with great characters and yet ....

Any tips out there?

I know there are other writers out there - how do you get your stories into people's hands and minds?

Thanks hf
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10/09/2012 10:18 PM
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Re: How Do You Sell A Novel When People Think 50 Shades Of Gray Is A Good Book? ....
I've always felt I was too late for this life. I should have been a Go-Go dancer, but I was born too late.

I missed the era of Steinbeck and Hemingway and screw it all - I even missed Gonzo journalism!

Now I have a novel and a couple novellas. Not asking anyone here to buy, but how do you market them when you don't have a team?

My novel deals with the child sex trade and Bohemian Grove, but surprisingly, it's not graphic.

I've gotten some sales, but I don't know. It's a good story with great characters and yet ....

Any tips out there?

I know there are other writers out there - how do you get your stories into people's hands and minds?

Thanks hf
 Quoting: Turtles Voice


a website with good SEO (search engine optimization) your novel topic is a niche market, not a mass market kind of appeal if you know what I mean. You could draw those (bohemian grove) kind of readers to your website with a good combination of the right "keywords"
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10/09/2012 10:23 PM
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Re: How Do You Sell A Novel When People Think 50 Shades Of Gray Is A Good Book? ....
I've always felt I was too late for this life. I should have been a Go-Go dancer, but I was born too late.

I missed the era of Steinbeck and Hemingway and screw it all - I even missed Gonzo journalism!

Now I have a novel and a couple novellas. Not asking anyone here to buy, but how do you market them when you don't have a team?

My novel deals with the child sex trade and Bohemian Grove, but surprisingly, it's not graphic.

I've gotten some sales, but I don't know. It's a good story with great characters and yet ....

Any tips out there?

I know there are other writers out there - how do you get your stories into people's hands and minds?

Thanks hf
 Quoting: Turtles Voice


ebooks I believe dont require any up front money from you. you can put a sample up on scribd maybe fourty pages or so and have peeps coment on it then send that along with the book to a ebook publisher. that way they know there is interest. then do a twitter accont get lots of followers and post links to your scribd too. then when its on ebook post that links. do a paypal account and bam your set.
I am sure there is prob going to be bumps along the way but ebooks is the way to go.
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10/09/2012 10:26 PM

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Re: How Do You Sell A Novel When People Think 50 Shades Of Gray Is A Good Book? ....
if your book was even remotely good it would get published.
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10/09/2012 10:37 PM
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Re: How Do You Sell A Novel When People Think 50 Shades Of Gray Is A Good Book? ....
First, you have to understand that 99% of these soccer mom, twits haven't read a book in YEARS. Only 4% of the US population even reads one book per year.

Second, you have to realize that they have been intentionally dumbed down through decades of programming and conditioning.

There is no more hope.

Commence the slaughter please.
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10/09/2012 10:48 PM

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if your book was even remotely good it would get published.
 Quoting: SOFA-KING-COOL


wtf are you serious?

Oh my! laugh
"In order to arrive at what you are not,
You must go through the way in which you are not."

-TS Eliot

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My Novel,(yes, I wrote a book) Kicking The Goat Silly
[link to www.amazon.com]


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Re: How Do You Sell A Novel When People Think 50 Shades Of Gray Is A Good Book? ....
I've always felt I was too late for this life. I should have been a Go-Go dancer, but I was born too late.

I missed the era of Steinbeck and Hemingway and screw it all - I even missed Gonzo journalism!

Now I have a novel and a couple novellas. Not asking anyone here to buy, but how do you market them when you don't have a team?

My novel deals with the child sex trade and Bohemian Grove, but surprisingly, it's not graphic.

I've gotten some sales, but I don't know. It's a good story with great characters and yet ....

Any tips out there?

I know there are other writers out there - how do you get your stories into people's hands and minds?

Thanks hf
 Quoting: Turtles Voice


a website with good SEO (search engine optimization) your novel topic is a niche market, not a mass market kind of appeal if you know what I mean. You could draw those (bohemian grove) kind of readers to your website with a good combination of the right "keywords"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 23367695


You are correct - I need to work on the keywords.

Thanks hf
"In order to arrive at what you are not,
You must go through the way in which you are not."

-TS Eliot

[link to www.turtlesvoice.com]

My Novel,(yes, I wrote a book) Kicking The Goat Silly
[link to www.amazon.com]


[link to www.facebook.com (secure)]
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Re: How Do You Sell A Novel When People Think 50 Shades Of Gray Is A Good Book? ....
I've always felt I was too late for this life. I should have been a Go-Go dancer, but I was born too late.

I missed the era of Steinbeck and Hemingway and screw it all - I even missed Gonzo journalism!

Now I have a novel and a couple novellas. Not asking anyone here to buy, but how do you market them when you don't have a team?

My novel deals with the child sex trade and Bohemian Grove, but surprisingly, it's not graphic.

I've gotten some sales, but I don't know. It's a good story with great characters and yet ....

Any tips out there?

I know there are other writers out there - how do you get your stories into people's hands and minds?

Thanks hf
 Quoting: Turtles Voice


ebooks I believe dont require any up front money from you. you can put a sample up on scribd maybe fourty pages or so and have peeps coment on it then send that along with the book to a ebook publisher. that way they know there is interest. then do a twitter accont get lots of followers and post links to your scribd too. then when its on ebook post that links. do a paypal account and bam your set.
I am sure there is prob going to be bumps along the way but ebooks is the way to go.
 Quoting: warriorsbond


It's a kindle and downloadable to macs and other devices.

I guess the fan base is the issue. I don't have a twitter.

Thanks for the advice hf growing frustrated, lol, although it's only been out for a few weeks.
"In order to arrive at what you are not,
You must go through the way in which you are not."

-TS Eliot

[link to www.turtlesvoice.com]

My Novel,(yes, I wrote a book) Kicking The Goat Silly
[link to www.amazon.com]


[link to www.facebook.com (secure)]
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Re: How Do You Sell A Novel When People Think 50 Shades Of Gray Is A Good Book? ....
dont go "niche" if you actually want to make some dough. heady stuff is wonderful, but rarely actually earns the rent these days. harry potter earned a welfare mom a serious fortune. it's literary garbage, but it outsold everything in history. when in doubt, fall back on the immortal wisdom of pt barnum "one very rarely goes broke underestimating the intelligence of the american public". the success of such claptrap as "american idol", and the previously mentioned junior wizard testifies to its current validity. and dont forget to "insulate your brand" if you do work in multiple genre (use a different pen-name for kids books, sci-fi, thrillers, erotica, etc).
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10/09/2012 11:02 PM
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Re: How Do You Sell A Novel When People Think 50 Shades Of Gray Is A Good Book? ....
if your book was even remotely good it would get published.
 Quoting: SOFA-KING-COOL



NOPE!!!! Not even..........

The only thing that sells to major publishers are crappy written pop novels. And they don't edit anything anymore.

Have you read anything that has been published in the last 5 or so years? Absolute crap, as far as writing goes.

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