One of my more frustrating journeys into the world of book marketing concerns my own promtional efforts as a new author. From what I gather, it takes money to make money...but what if you're like me, and don't have a lot of money to spend? I receive countless emails from promotional companies who would love to work with me...for a fee, of course!! This can be from $900 per month, or a package deal for only $3500! I've taken some tips from the Oak Tree Press Handbook, but if anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear from you! I do try to keep up with the blog circuit, and I've been lucky to be featured on other author and book industry blogs, but I'd like to hear about other ways to promote my work...and do so for free or for very little money. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and check out my website at http://www.merrellspassion.info/. I always enjoy interfacing with other authors, especially my colleagues at Oak Tree Press.
-- Debra McReynolds, writing as Marva Dale
author of "Death of a Flapper"