Book Marketing


I have read a couple of times and have heard people that classic line from Heath Ledger’s Joker and it is older than that but just to make the point. “If you are good at something, don’t do it for free.” And while this is all well and good and we all want to make money for what we do. I as an author would love for you all to buy my book. But I am not linking it here for a specific reason. And why I will not link it to when I give advice as well.

This is a new thought for me and well my older advice posts may have the links to my books but that was before I came to this decision. Marketing advice for authors should not be a pay for advice thing. You ever wonder why there are so many. and I mean many book marketers who offer free advice and advice blogs only to try and sell you on their book.

Sell 1000, a MILLION, ebooks and or books, just buy my book and I will teach you how. I see these people as good as the late night shopping people who want you to buy the easy to make money turn your trash into treasures tools. They are for lack of a better word snake oil salesmen, no don’t get me wrong, not all of them. But enough of them, a recent search that I did while thinking about this post was book marketing and there are over 600k books on the subject.

There are enough that you would think that the best course of action would be to write a marketing book and sell it. And there are books on writing a marketing ebook and selling it. That is just sick and in my opinion wrong. So I will put everything that I learn about marketing and stuff as I go for free here or on my newsletter.

Now that being said, I do not have anything against someone who actually wants to work with you and help to promote your work. That is actual money for services. This is a post aimed at those that claim to help you only to turn around and say sure I will help you, here buy my how to book. That is not help. Stop trying to sell it as help.

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Sweatshops are good


Many people just say sweatshops are wrong without doing any actual research. Learn something before you talk.

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Inspired By OM


I see you there talking

you speak loud so all can hear

yet when it is my turn to speak

you quietly disappear

how dare you ignore me

how dare you shun me

how dare you use the words I write

you do this all in spite

in spite of the friendship that could be built

bury that knife of neglect to the hilt

my heart can take it

but soon enough another will read me, will share me

soon enough another will give me wind and you will see

that while you passed me over and did not share me

I was still able to be free

And at that time I will leave you

I tell you know so you will know

It was not for what I did not read but what you did not show

What it takes


In an attempt to not be the spam blogger but also find a balance with what I share the line has become very clear. So here I am sharing with you what it takes to get a rise out of me. What you need to have in order for me to like something, reblog something, comment on something.

Liking something.
I find it fun to like things. Even things that I know bother me but the fact that someone put it up and caused my brain to think about it, no matter how much I hate it or love it. I will like it. Posts that make me think are fun to run into. But that is as far as I will go. I will like it because it made me think.

Commenting on something

I comment on things when I feel strongly about the topic. When I want to bring attention to something or when I feel that there has been a violation. It does not matter to me that I may offend, insult, or basically make someone cry. I could care less. I am commenting my opinion and my thoughts from the research that I have done throughout my life. I do not apologize for what anyone else thinks about the words that I type. I work with words daily, in my writing, in my teaching, in my life. Which is why looking back through my posts I tell people to read, reread, and then read again to what I stated, as to often than not the misunderstanding is that the individual did not read or did not comprehend my words.  But back to the topic at hand. I comment on things that draw me in. And no, it does not have to be words. Pictures, video, heck even a good title has gotten me to read it and make a comment.

Reblogging

I reblog friends that talk to me. That means if we interact with comments the more that I will reblog you. I do not reblog everything as there would be not much time for my own posts to get noticed. I do reblog others more than some but this is due to the fact that some people post more blogs and make a larger signal. But still there must be that line of communication for me to reblog. If we have talked if we have even crossed paths on a post somewhere and started to follow the chances are I will reblog your stuff. Talking helps folks.

Do I expect you to reblog me. I would like it, to that extent I will not lie. But no it is not an expectation. Still the more I reblog someone I do hope they take notice of it and decide that some of my works deserve the notice to be reblogged, commented on and liked. On an interesting topic, my words are mine and if I insult you, treat you like crap, or all in all tell you to fuck off, it is not the responsibility of the post hoster, if I am doing a guest post, or mine. Should you know me then you would understand that I do not insult, treat people like crap, or tell people to fuck off unless they deserve it. And nothing is more deserving than talking BS, trying to tell me or anyone else to change the way they behave because it offends your sensibilities.
When it comes to comments on faith, spirituality, religious matters, I default to my atheistic position. Bring me proof, verifiable, falsifiable, and testable by anyone, anywhere in the world.

When it comes to science, medicine, engineering, theoretical or not, bring me recent published papers from peer reviewed magazines.

If it is just a discussion you want then that is fine. And the final note, just because I do not agree with you is not the reason that I may insult you. Agreement or disagreement on a topic is not enough. So think clearly and post clearly. It is the only way we can keep blogs from degrading to the twitter world where everyone just starts spamming and following for the simple fact of getting more views.

Getting followers is nice but if you have 10000 followers but only 10 views per day, then there is something wrong.

By, Jin OkuboBookCoverImage

Author of Love

Do democrats have double standards on women


I was listening to Fox News recently. And before you get into the points like Fox does not check sources and most of what they have to say is right wing ideologic rhetoric let me just say I agree with you. But I listen to Fox news. Well I push play on there videos as I am driving and listen in through my android phone. Yet they always give me such gems to enjoy the day with. I mean if you need a laugh then watch Fox News. They are always good for a laugh considering the outrageous claims they make. They in fact remind me of Doctor Evil from the old Austin Powers movies. You know the monologue where he talks about his father.

Well here it is.

“The details of my life are quite inconsequential… very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we’d make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum… it’s breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.”

Today was a special day I thought. I was given a new gift from fox. There was a black woman actually arguing that the Democratic media outlets hold double standards and I was about to agree with her. Being a conservative on some issues I thought well finally Fox had brought someone who knew what she was talking about.
Then it happened the pulled in plugs of Bill Maher and other comedic commentators as well as one or two media commentators. Which was right to do considering the argument was women as portrayed by the media and how there is a lack of respect for them.
    Though I must say that the comments were fitting to the situation. Palin is a dumb bitch. And Bachman is a talk slut. Used in those terms one can see how they are not all that disrespectful considering A) they are both political figures. B) Palin is one of the dumbest people I have seen. I mean she could be the poster child for why we need to fix our school system. I say child and not adult because her answers in interviews were beyond asinine.
As for being a talk slut and other phrases like media whore etc these phrases could easily be applied to men as well. And in some cases they are. The fact that politicians tend to whore themselves out in order to get the most exposure is ridiculous. The other fact that when in Ohio republicans tend to be all bible thumper and such but when they get to the rest of the country they are suddenly about free rights. That is being a media whore and a talk slut.
What happened to Sandra Fluke was not, is not and can not be compared with what political figures go through. She gave testimony as to why we need the healthcare reform to cover contraception for all women regardless of workplace. For that she did not deserve to be called a whore or a slut. Rush took it a step further saying that she should come out with a video so he could at least get it for free online and feel like he is getting his moneys worth. Calling any woman who would want this coverage a prostitute and the men that they are seeing as Johns. That is where Rush Limbaugh took it and that is where the other on air personalities never would.
What fox news is trying to do is take the burden off of Rush Limbaugh by stating hey others do it so why are we taking the brunt of it.
No others do not do it.
Others know where the line is.
Rush Crossed it and if you are to egocentric in your need to prevent the same healthcare to be provided to every woman regardless of workplace then you need to check your moral compass. As for this black woman she stated very clearly that if you google her name one of the top links would be Conservative teabagger N%&&#r and you know what I would have to agree with that term. For any woman that would sell out other women in the name of the corporation and any woman stating that what Rush Limbaugh did was acceptable needs to be forced to take a remedial English course again for even someone with a minor education in English can see that the context that something is stated in does add to what the point is being made.