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Fame, Cannoli, and Minestrone: Or Author Bo Starsky Talks About Getting Published

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Fame, Cannoli, and Minestrone: Or Author Bo Starsky Talks About Getting Published

By Bo Starsky Living in a small town like I do, it’s rather special when you end up in the paper. It’s something of a sign that you’ve made it, and though the fame, if you could even call it that, is fleeting, it still feels pretty fucking good to be complimented on your work when you go to the shops on a shameful trip to buy more chocolate or chips and dip. So far in my adult life I’ve been in the papers twice, once by accident, and once on purpose. I have popped up one other time but...

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11 Ways to Promote Your Book (Even When You're Shy)

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11 Ways to Promote Your Book (Even When You're Shy)

"Any usual advice you can give on doing PR for my book?" Yes! And also no! I was asked this question by a writer the other day, and I've got a lot of yes for them (which follows), and a certain amount of no, because there's nothing really 'usual' about promoting a book. Each writer has their own way of engaging with the world, so their usual may not be yours. That said, the first thing you want to do is know, down deep in your bones, that you are vital to your book's success. Writing is the first part,...

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