Read Andrew's first report from the book promotion trenches.
I feel like I’m writing a post on pregnancy or babies. My novel, The Bookie’s Son, is now three months old (really 40 years, but I’m not counting the gestation period...really really 65 years, but I’m not counting the traumatic events that inspired the writing.) The first six weeks of promotion, while it had it’s up and downs was mostly a high
August 7, 2012 | Andrew Goldstein
Forty years ago my nonfiction book was traditionally published. I did a few radio shows and a couple of book signings and that was all that was expected of me. Six weeks ago my novel, The Bookie’s Son was published by a micro-press, (sixoneseven)Books, and in order to generate sales and build a readership I need to spend hours every day promoting my book. I think this is true in today’s world even if it is traditionally published, but without the backing of a major publisher, without being stocked in bookstores, with the biases ...