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I wrote a book. Like the rest of you. So what do I do to get it to stand out? Will this guy 8) help?

I'm not sure. I can tell you that it's a great read for a lazy Sunday-or any other day for that matter. So please, pick one up, leave comments/reviews, just don't leave me talking to myself every 7 days on here. Winky face. Details below...


Life Behind: a memoir from the open road through the Wild West

Ever wanted to just pick up and go? So what stopped you?

In the late spring of 2008, suddenly devoid of my job, my long-term girlfriend, and quite possibly my faith in humanity, I took to the road as a form of self-prescribed therapy.

Equipped only with what I could fit in the back of my small SUV, I made my way across 3,800 miles of the beautiful West and Pacific Northwest, sleeping mostly in my truck, fly fishing, and communing with both nature and locals alike. My trials along the way ranged from such trivial things as cavorting with small-town girls or figuring out where my next shower would come from, to the much more profound issues of dealing with lost love and coming to terms with the fact that sooner or later, like it or not, I was going to have to "grow up."

This memoir is a recount of my search for the sort of elusive guidance that can only be found in clear high mountain trout streams and at the bottom of craft beers in smoky dive bars.

KINDLE: http://www.amazon.com/Life-Behind-memoir-through-ebook/dp/B00B1XA81G/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

DOING SOME GOOD

To give a little back to the beautiful places that inspired me along the way, I've chosen to donate some of the proceeds from these sales to NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council).

I hope you'll take a moment to take further action at http://www.nrdc.org/action/ to protect imperiled wildlands and consider supporting them as well. Thank you!


(Life Behind is not affiliated in any manner with the Natural Resources Defense Council or any of its programs, projects or websites.)
 

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So here I am talking to myself a week later! To be expected, I suppose.

Since publishing 9 days ago I have had over 50 sales and 3 reviews. Not too shabby considering I've done minimal promotion, but could be better. So give it a look and take a chance:

http://www.amazon.com/Life-Behind-memoir-through-ebook/dp/B00B1XA81G/ref=tmm_kin_title_0

It's a story of one man, his mind and the open road. Like Jack Kerouac, only much less famous.
 

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Thanks Matthew, for my first sign of life on the other end!

I'm pretty new as well, but can't imagine that these posts are generating much interest or, more importantly, click throughs to my Kindle page and eventual purchases. Until now at least. So I appreciate you giving it a shot!  I'll gladly return the favor.

I do plan on becoming more a part of the discussion on Kindleboards, Goodreads and other such sites. I think that will generate a lot more interest in my work then just straight promo posts. I've just been too busy with my day job to get that ball rolling.

Thanks again!
 

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Added some content to my Facebook page this week: https://www.facebook.com/lifebehind

Looking for my first editorial review now. If anyone has a reco for someone who might be interested in reviewing a road travel memoir, please pass them my way. Thanks!
 

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Have a blog, a Facebook author page, a Goodreads page. I have 11 positive reviews and have sent my book to a handful of editorial reviewers. My friends/family sales have all but dried up, so it's time for the second leg of marketing.

Was going to start with a few interest forums in line with my subject matter, then move on to some free and even paid book promo sites. In a week or two I also plan on doing a .99 Kindle sale and promoting it aggressively.

ANY OTHER IDEAS?
 
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