Interesting article about a “traditionally” published author who moved over to self publishing : Jumping Into Self-Publishing: An Author’s Perspective
Alongside the new Delmar Loop Trolley tracks, the earth has been made ready for the plantings that are to come. But Nature isn’t waiting for Man, and already wild plants are growing.
One of the fun fixtures of the January Months is the Delmar Loop Ice Carnival. I was not able to attend at the weekend this year, but as I was going to Delmar yesterday I made sure to look out for any sculptures still around. Sure enough, quite a few of them were still around, and with the below freezing temperatures, I suspect they will be there for a time yet!
This morning I got an email:
Dear Derek Knight,
I just saw your book “Sittin’ On The Dock Of King’s Lynn”. I would love to write a post about it and list it on my website http://bookblow.com
One more thing, if you are running a promotion for “Sittin’ On The Dock Of King’s Lynn” then you can use our service called – Book of the Day to promote “Sittin’ On The Dock Of King’s Lynn” to more than 400,000 readers across the globe.
Thank you & all the best
So I went to their site, and found the home page just has this claim:
ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR BOOK PROMOTIONAL SPACE
The next thing I did was a quick Google search, and I found nothing but comments from authors who had received the exact same email about their book, and were wondering if it was a scam. Further investigation of the site shows that since October 2014 they have, indeed, been publishing a “review” of a book a day – although it looks like the review is actually the “about this book” wording from Amazon. There is nothing obvious to indicate that anyone has actually read any of the reviews, and there don’t appear to be any reader comments.
Is it a scam? In that they do what they say they will do, then “Scam” is not really a word I would use. Is there any point in using this service? That is the question we authors have to answer for ourselves.
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