I am going round and round personally about publicity and my knee-jerk revulsion to putting myself out there as a pinnacle point personality.
I had the same trouble when I ran for city council.. so much so that I actually mentally solved my walking campaign by breaking my leg so I would have a self-viable excuse not to continue (unconsciously of course).
Now that the book is out and available on Amazon and as sales just start, I hate the fact that I am forced to promote it and myself to get the information I feel will be so valuable to those that could use it. That means I have to learn "publicity"... ugh! I use to liken marketing to Satan.
Personal Story:Back in college I had developed a core geek group in the DOS class (yeah I know long ago) the instructor gave an assignment and firmly stated that there would only be 4 members to a group. We already had 4 business-operations students. I was then approached by a marketing student, which recognized we were the top group for the project and begged to join.
I thought myself clever and told him, well YOU are the marketing major if you can convince the instructor to allow you to expand the group to 5 members you can join the group. That meant the last half hour of the professor's lecture stating absolutely no groups larger than 4. he would have to negate. (Seemed like an appropriate deterring task.)
Well I was wrong. I did not hear what took place, but he succeeded. Did he have a contributing father to the college fund? Did he play to his sympathy because he was getting married? How did he convince the firmness of the instructor into breaking his resolve?
That to me is marketing, sometimes dishonest, sometimes coercive, sometimes consciously manipulative. But if you are going to get ANY kind of message out it requires skills in marketing, which I will either have to learn or purchase.
So if you have insight as to how to do marketing without my former perception of unconscionable behavior I would appreciate it... *smile*
The only brilliant thing I have come up with is signs that show the front & back cover of the book.. with a declaration."Buy This Book!" lol. not the most clever but at least not deceptive.
"Virgin's Handbook on Virtual Relationships"
out on Amazon.