…of best frocks and media tart-ism…guilty as charged, m’Lud…

…Chicago’s Al Capone got away with it…London’s Kray brothers managed it…and New York Godfather, John Gotti doubtless did it…running their operations from positions of legal incarceration…I guess it’s my turn…slogging my way through the unilaterally imposed Facebook Jail sentence…I’ve forgotten how many days I’ve served now, ‘coz they even took away the virtual chalk so I can’t even mark the passing of the hours on the virtual walls…but back to pulling the strings on things on the ‘outside’…it’s ‘fess up time, I’m at it again, Mabel…my first masterpiece (my Gran says it is, so it must  be), THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY, goes free on Kindle today for the allotted 5 -day giveaway madness…November 14-18th …There MUST be a full moon around, surely …some of you clever-clogs will note that this literary precocity  has been donated to the masses before via the Kindle Kindness …CORRECT!…but here’s what I’ve twigged… come in a little closer and listen, my fellow guys and gals of the Glibbery…this will be of interest to those who, like me, struggle from time to time as to how and when to use the promo mechanism…..THE PAID DOWNLOADS AND THE FREE DOWNLOADS WORK BEST WHEN THEY ALTERNATE ON A REGULAR BASIS...when Cinderella went to the ball, she wore her best frock, but like any savvy fairy princess, she had more than one Giambattisata Valli Gown in the wardrobe…our novels appeal to the reading population when adorned in different clothing, betimes with cost attached, and at others, handed out freer than a politician’s promises…and it’s all part of getting the name out there…a shameless media tart I’ve become, and proud of it…the paperback offerings sit happily now on the shelves of the local bookshops…interviews have been arranged with the art and literature review sections of the country’s Fourth Estate columns…I’m getting a sense of what the mobs bosses must have felt to know that the media tart-ism works, even from deep inside FB prison… Parcels of ice cream and chocolate biscuits can be channelled in through Matron c/o Bed 218, The Lock-up… meantime for those who prefer the novel stripped of price, just click here :

UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Violin-Mans-Legacy-ebook/dp/B005D7JNCQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341400377&sr=1-1

US http://www.amazon.com/The-Violin-Mans-Legacy-ebook/dp/B005D7JNCQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1344867273&sr=1-1&keywords=the+violin+man%27s+legacy



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8 responses to “…of best frocks and media tart-ism…guilty as charged, m’Lud…

  1. Good luck with the giveaway Seumas.A t the moment I’m trying the system of charging for full books and giving away short stories….next one due in Dec.
    It’s a clever system…..though it doesn’t seem to produce the necessary millions.
    Giving away a whole book did produce a small spike in sales….but I’m never sure how many people read the free ones….I’ve got 197 items on my Kindle…mostly free and mostly unopened.


  2. Helped you out by downloading – can’t wait to read! I was hoping your FB sentence had gotten a reprieve – how sad you must be!


  3. Jane Isaac

    Off to download, Seumas. Wish you every luck with your promotion my friend. Have shared on FB and Twitter – hope it helps a little:)


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