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How do you get people to want to read your books?  Wait. Don’t go away; I’m really asking.  If you’re anything like I am, you’ve spent more than a year rewriting what it took you a year to create.  You’ve gotten all the necessary parts together, a cover you like, typesetting done, all the publishing processes completed and now you just need readers.  Preferably readers who will like what you’ve struggled over for, oh, so long.  So, you post your links on Facebook and send an announcement to all your friends and family, who mostly think something nice about your accomplishment and then forget it ever existed.  You teasingly remind them, hey, have you read my book?  Oh, I haven’t gotten around to it yet, but I’m meaning to…  I’ll buy it soon.  You’ll be lucky if you ever hear from them any more until you can’t stand it and finally beg them to read your damn book!  Again, if you’re like I am, you know how many print and e-books you’ve sold and, to some extent, to whom (that’s how few there really are).  It’s not the sales that are important.  It’s the readers.  This is a hard life, writing books.  Authors.  You gotta love ‘em.

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