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I have been reading some posts and been finding some interesting information (thanks everyone for sharing!) so I thought I would join the board. I hope I have done this right, as a newbie, please let me know if I break any decorum! That said, I'm here to learn about promotion and marketing and am grateful to any input anyone has.


I've worked in traditional publishing in New York for over ten years now and during that time I have been fascinated by the growth of alternative publishing models. After having received some favorable feedback from colleagues on THE COMMITTEE, I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out the Kindle model.

Then, with no marketing or promotion what so ever, I saw my first sales and began to wonder about the possibilities. So I published a piece of academic non-fiction on conceptual art to which I had retained the rights.

The novel, THE COMMITTEE, is a murder mystery focused on a dying neighborhood in New York. It is not terribly gritty, though there may be a few dark characters amongst the cast of personalities. An editor friend described the novel as a dialog of old New York, but I think while the setting is specific, you can encounter characters like this anywhere.

Right now I am promoting THE COMMITTEE as a price of $.99, and if you go to my website,, I have released previous projects available for free to build buzz.

So thanks everyone for all the great information you've shared so far and I would love any reviews or feedback anyone has. I have certainly found a couple of books through the board that I've downloaded and can't wait to read!

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Welcome to KindleBoards, Kempton, and congratulations on your book!

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