Ten Things That Worry Me
1. Ted DeCorte's 200+ Ideas to Market Yourself and Your Books -- know someone who's tried 199 of these? Yeah, me too.
2. Planned Television Arts -- the front page quote: Rick and the gang at PTA can get bookings out of a rock. Who's the gang? Is the rock okay?
3. A.S. Hatch's 2003 promotional Buy my book, charter Gen. Patton's Yacht campaign -- for buying one book? And you'd trust them with it?
4. Carolyn Howard-Johnson's The Frugal Book Promoter:
How to do What Your Publisher Won’t -- you mean things like, pay me on time, spell my characters' names right in the copy, stop putting transvestite cetaceans on my covers . . . if that's in the index, I'm buying this baby.
5. LexiKhan by thebeefboy.com -- Beefboy. Right.
6. Pamela Anderson's "Stacked" Blog -- Hey . . . OK . . . Hey . . .
Ok . . . teehee. Christ.
7. Should I Publish with AuthorHouse, iUniverse or Xlibris? -- Can I introduce you to Pam?
8. 1001 Ways to Market Your Books -- If you want to sell 85,000,000 books like we have, read and use this book. — Mark Victor Hanson and Jack Canfield, New York Times bestselling authors of Chicken Soup for the Soul, who are obviously not worried about burning in hell for eternity.
9. Yet Another Disappointing Books Thread -- misery loves company with whom to share the whine.
10. Publish and be Damned -- Probably.