James Birch James's Comments (member since Jul 09, 2011)

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Nov 07, 2011 07:16PM

26989 I have not gotten anything at all off of book trailers in terms of attention to my book or sales. maybe others have had better luck
Oct 14, 2011 09:27AM

26989 hey thanks for this!
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Aug 24, 2011 03:27PM

26989 welcome to the group!

Rick wrote: "My name is Rick and I suffer from writing. It can be a painful condition leading to bruised fingertips and dented foreheads. These are typically the result of untangling plot twists and filling h..."
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Aug 22, 2011 11:56AM

26989 May as well put it out there - here's some info about my book:



Emory Walden is a talented writer at odds with the corporate America of his twenty-something peers. He can’t remember how he ended up hospitalized needing a risky surgery to save his life. Someone tried to kill him.

He suspects his involvement with the enigmatic Fletcher Spivey in a plot to spark a political uprising in the U.S. has been infiltrated. But he’s not sure who the nebulous adversary is.

If he can uncover the infiltrator before the surgery, he can find out who wants him dead and warn Spivey in time to save the movement. But the deeper he digs, the less certain he is that anything is as it seems.

You can learn more about the book and see a scan of the original letter Emory sent me at DiscontentsBook.com if you feel like it.
Aug 22, 2011 11:40AM

26989 congrats!
Aug 20, 2011 07:58PM

26989 Very interesting! How do we sell our books on Goodreads? I'm not sure I understand.
Aug 17, 2011 11:25AM

26989 hey thanks for this! A great read as I work on my press release for my forthcoming book
26989 very interesting thread! I think I'm going to email you about the blurb. I have written, rewritten, and re-rewritten my blurb to the point that I think I found it lying on the floor last night gasping for air, accusing me of abuse.
26989 thats a great point! i think in target marketing though, wouldn't it matter?

Brenna wrote: "It doesn't much matter what you call your book. Someone else will disagree and call it something different. I called my first book paranormal romance, and my publisher agreed. Reviewers called it e..."
26989 hey all - thanks for hopping in on this! It is relieving :)

I suppose I am in a place where, I personally am having a hard time finding people who write similar work to the work I am publishing. It is so hard to feel "genreless" in this community?

Your comments got me wondering, how do you guys deal with this issue and try and find opportunities to build community? I am trying to come up with some strategies and make some moves!
26989 Hey all

I am trying to find and connect w/ self pub authors who feel they don't fall into typical genre fiction categories (such as, YA, romance, paranormal, etc).

I am trying to build some community to give opportunities for people who aren't writing in popular genre categories to connect with one another. Why? Well, it seems there are some of us out there but we are having a hard time finding one another.

If you don't write in genre fiction and are interested, please contact me. Maybe I am misguided in thinking I'm not the only one out there. But it is hard to find 'who your reader is' and who you can connect with when you are not writing for genre writers in the self publishing game.
Jul 31, 2011 08:01PM

26989 Sure, Here is my site: http://discontentsbook.com

Btw, I am looking for BETA READERS. People who want to read a free advanced copy and would be willing to write up a blurb that could be used in advertising, on amazon, etc (also give any feedback on any grammar, minor issues) for the upcoming launch of my book. So if its something that looks interesting to you, please contact me.
Jul 31, 2011 07:57PM

26989 here's my book trailer - hope you enjoy!

26989 no problem :)
26989 oh... hmm, I'm not sure why. Here you go!

Jul 21, 2011 01:42PM

26989 Hey, this looks very interesting! Best of luck Daniel. If, in the future, your looking for reviewers don't hesitate to contact me. This sounds like its right up my alley!
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Jul 14, 2011 03:56PM

26989 Gonna go through and like some people!
You can mind me at:


I'm the admin - JWBirch
26989 Hey all, just wanted to bring to your attention a new blog post I put up this morning that shows the simple code you need to put into your e-book so readers can click it and it will send a tweet! Pretty cool for easily helping readers spread the word about your book.

You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/dttlablog

thanks! and lemme know if you have any Q's.
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Jul 12, 2011 05:53PM

26989 Haven't read the book but I do like the cover. It has sort of a mystery to it as well as a sort of "playishness" (yes i made that up) that is a good dynamic.
Jul 11, 2011 08:42PM

26989 hello all

fairly new to the group. am interested in fiction and literary fiction, generally stories that are in the realm of the feasible (e.g., not fantasy, etc). If you're that sort of author, I'd be happy to check out your work. If it is something I'm interested in, and I've got the time, I'd be happy to review it (you'd have to send me a pub). If i can't review it, I'll check out your trailer, or give u other feedback I can. Send me a message or drop a comment on here if you got something published you wanna share.

btw, this is an example of things I could be interested in:
Dodie wrote: "CLOYNE COURT by Dodie Katague
Publisher: Three Clover Press
ISBN: 9780981955339

This coming-of-age story follows college student Derek as he begins UC Berkeley and moves, sight-unseen, to the So..."

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