I know this seems like common sense but so many self published authors don't bother to do something as simple as this. Come on guys!
Ok ok, I have to admit I didn't always do press releases for my books. I frankly couldn't be bothered. But once I did I know I always will until I make enough money to pay someone to do it!
Do they always work? Well I guess honestly I don't know. I don't know how many sales they make and I don't know how effective they really are but publishers do them for their authors so why shouldn't self published authors?
Here is one I have just released. I used PRWeb.com which does cost money but you can send to lots of free ones. Free ones are listed here. http://mashable.com/2007/10/20/press-releases/
Point Loma San Diego resident takes a tongue in check swipe at the Self Help Industry with his new self published Fiction book “Mr Personal Development'
San Diego (July 2012) – The self help and personal development industry is huge. With people looking for different ways to improve and change in a down economy it's no wonder sales of self help books, Cd and seminars are better than ever.
You have probably read a book, listened to a CD or been to one of these very conferences. But is it all smiles behind closed doors?
That's what Point Loma resident and author Matt Belcher wanted to discover.
“I have always had a healthy fascination with the personal development industry that started in the UK. I have read a lot of books from the likes of Tony Robbins, Dale Carnegie and Brian Tracy to name a few. But what I always wanted to know is what goes on behind the scenes. Are these people really living what they preach? That's the basis of my fiction/thriller 'Mr Personal Development'.
Belcher created a fast paced story that features a UK based 'guru', James Skye who is on the up and from the outside is very successful. Behind the scenes he is a womanizer, alcoholic, liar and almost bankrupt.
“The book is currently on sale at Amazon for only 99 cents. It's a quick read and should be a lot of fun for anyone interested in this industry.”