Kate Rothwell invited me a to join a Facebook group that cracked me up but seems very apt and savvy: How to Promote Your Book if You’re Introverted, Socially Inept.
It’s not a group for promotion itself, but to share ideas for book promotion: what works, what was a waste, and what does a new author need to do to navigate the world of sales with exactly 0 experience? Good idea, Kate!
Print magazines are dying – is that a surprise? I was surprised to read of the demise of PC Magazine in print, but once I thought about it, I realized the number of print magazines I read has gone way, way down. I used to love magazines. Now, I find them static and dated and am more eager to read the internet (the whole thing) and books than I am a magazine. Even the Kindle is my preferred workout toy on the treadmill. It’s easier to turn the page by tapping a button vs. turning a magazine page without ripping it on the reading rack.
Need a gift idea, or have a yen to fold some paper? How about Pornogami, or Origami paper folding for adults – right? I’m totally into the tiny tiny handcuffs. [Thanks to Jude for the link.]
And finally, way to go Sam! It seems Sam Hain, distant cousin, as you know, to Sam Bucca, has entered a partnership with BooksOnBoard to publish books via Stanza for the iPhone. To which I said, “Oh hell yeah.” Way to go, Sam! One more step toward world domination.