Smorgasbord – Posts from Your Archives – Publicity: A Few Thoughts

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Welcome to another author and blogger sharing posts from his archive. David V. Pearson shares his excitement but also slight concern about entering the author marketing arena. He also explores how some significant events obtain visitors with seemingly scant advance promotion.

Publicity: A few thoughts by David V. Pearson

Having recently published my first novel, I have entered the strange world of blogging, of, amongst many other things, letting-people-know-that-I-exist. The intention is that someone other than family and friends will read my story and even pass constructive comment on it.

In many ways, this ‘entering the stream’ – which I have borrowed from Buddhist terminology signifying liberation from the suffering that arises through wrong views about the ego – means partaking in the bizarre construction of a moveable and Chimeric market-place somewhat different from the traditional, more solid and geographically predictable one. For a ‘newbie’, it is bewildering: possibilities, choices…

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