Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Number 942, ReDuex!

Yeah, okay, this re-do is gonna be a toughie. Number 941 was actually the 2nd to last post of 2012, and it had to do with a tiny little contest that I had earlier in December, so I have no idea on how I can put a new twist on this.

At the time, the drawing was delayed by a few weeks due to the terrible tragedy that took place here in my home state of Connecticut. I will not dwell on this further, because for the simple fact that I am suffering genuine burnout from listening/reading/hearing/discussing/having it crammed down my throat by politicians who don't know better non-stop for four solid months. The local media has even tied this thing into what had happened on Patriot's Day.

Locally, we had a well known and beloved college radio announcer who had a morning jazz show called "Sunrise Serenade" pass away from a heart attack while on air that same morning.

Anywho, I really don't know how I can put a new twist on this. I suppose I could talk about the amount of places that I've been shot down trying pimp my book (town fair was the latest rejection). I also could talk about the amount of spam hits that this blog has gotten directly due to my book (there is irony in there somewhere, I'll leave it up to you good people to figure it out), which for the week, was 222 page views. I could talk about my sales, but alas, I have no solid figures yet on what I've sold in the various outlets

Or, I could talk about yet another product that I had created with Vistaprint in regards to my book, that I'm going to take a crack at leaving a few with some businesses.


The front:

The back:

Looks pretty sharp don't it?

So now I got quite a few things at my disposal that I can use in order to help me pimp my book:

Business cards:


Book trailer:

Now all I need to do is find a few places (besides my blogs and Facebook) that I can pimp my book w/o getting complaints from seriously narrowminded people.


  1. I'm going to be doing a couple of posts in early May about great recently-published blogger books available through Amazon and Line 21 will be one of them! With a link to where people can buy it, of course.

  2. I really like those bookmarks. Great color scheme. I need to do this for my own work

  3. That is sad about the host...thanks for the postcards and biz cards! I think they look great.

  4. Debra: That is mighty thoughtful of you. I will be sure to check it out and pimp it out as well.

    Charles: Thanks.

    The graphic company that did my bookmarks is the same one that did the trailer and cover. If you're interested in checking them out, the pic on the page links to their website.

    M: It's very sad. They did a wonderful tribute to him. The man used to be a swimming coach and a athletic director as well. They brought former students and disc jockeys from around the country to participate.

    And your more than welcome. Feel free to pass them along to whoever might be interested. :D

  5. I think the bookmarks are a great idea.

    How sad that the dj died whilst live on air. That sounds pretty dramatic, but if you are go I suppose going doing something you love must be not a bad way to pop your clogs really.

  6. Joe: Thank.

    Yeah, I guess if you're gonna go, going while doing something you love is the only way.

    He had a great jazz program that I'm really missing listening to.

  7. All excellent promo ideas, G. That's really given me something to think about:)

  8. Jane: Thanks.

    I'm gonna try to work the post cards in over the spring and summer by either leaving them at a few businesses (hopefully) or by carrying them on my person.

  9. Loved the trailer, G! Excellent job! And I really like the postcard idea. Wish I could offer advice on where to sell/promote the book, but I haven't a clue.

  10. Talon: Thanks.

    It's been a very tough road in trying to find outlets so that I can pimp my novel.

    Someone at work suggested Craig's List, so I may look into that over the weekend.


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