There are a lot of new books out there and many methods, both traditional and non traditional to market the books and get them into the hands of the reading public.
I was the Brooklyn Book Fair earlier today. To temporarily digress and explain, the Brooklyn Book Fair is held every fall in Downtown Brooklyn. The tables contain publishing houses, literary guilds, magazines relating to books and publishing, etc. It’s bookworm heaven. Regardless of whether or not you live in New York City or your visiting, this is a nice way to spend a Sunday.
I was talking with a friend and this lady comes up to us, asking about our reading habits. We told her what we generally read. She explains that she is handing out free copies of a book called Blood Diva by VM Gautier. She offers us copies to read for free. The only stipulation is that if we do not like the book, we give it to someone else who might enjoy it.
My book is nowhere near ready to be published, but when it is, that might be an interesting way to market it.