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May 29, 2017 6:14 AM

Angela

May 29, 2016

 

Hello,

 

I wrote the book Angela. This is my first book.  And, I feel, as though I gave up something valuable to the world. Does anyone else feel the same way?

Also, my name is Angela, and I know about social media, but I have been reluctant to participate. So, I'm intimidated by the entire process of putting my book out, and introducing myself.  Am I alone in the way I feel?

 

 

Best regards,

 

Angela

Published date April 22, 2017

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1. May 29, 2017 8:07 AM in response to: ADP52
Re: Angela

Yes.

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2. May 29, 2017 8:08 AM in response to: Oreohelix
Re: Angela

I'm kidding of course.

 

But, what if you were?   Would that change your process?

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3. May 30, 2017 3:27 AM in response to: ADP52
Re: Angela

There is a saying in marketing: Do you know what happens if you don't promote . . . nothing.

 

It's hard work and it is uncomfortable for most people.

 

I had a friend who recited poetry (it was a combination of recitation, singing, and dance . . . utterly mesmerizing), she gave recitals and master classes all over the country.  Even after a dozen years, she spent 2-4 hours every morning making calls, sending out information, etc.

 

There are no shortcuts.

 

Take a look for posts by DesireSuccess (aka Eric).  Here are three:

https://www.createspace.com/en/community/message/196656#196656

https://www.createspace.com/en/community/message/156208#156208

https://www.createspace.com/en/community/message/208540#208540

 

Walton

 

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5. Jun 17, 2017 9:37 AM in response to: ADP52
Re: Angela

That's weird. This question is marked "answered" but no one got any points.

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6. Jun 17, 2017 6:05 PM in response to: a-h-k
Re: Angela

None of us provided any useful information! 

 

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7. Jun 17, 2017 10:59 PM in response to: walton
Re: Angela

I'd like to meet your friend who got rich of poetry readings!

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11. Jun 19, 2017 8:44 AM in response to: ADP52
Re: Angela

Please don't take our teasing the wrong way.  A number of us spend a lot of time answering questions . . . often buried amidst pages of spam.  When there is an opportunity to a little levity, it is snatched up like manna from heaven.

 

The forum, and in fact the entire site, can be daunting, even without the spam.  It's easy for us to forget that.

 

Walton

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