Friday, June 10, 2016

Where's Should Have Played Poker?

Where's Should Have Played Poker? by Debra H. Goldstein
One month down since Should Have Played Poker was published and while marketing, pr, and everything that goes into launching a book has killed my writing time, I’m still standing.  Better yet, people are reading the book and telling others they should read it, too.  There are many different strategies and schemes for marketing a novel, but nothing goes to the credibility of a written work more than word of mouth satisfaction.

The success of Anita Diamant’s The Red Tent is an excellent example of a novel owing its success to readers finding it and telling others about it.  Another that comes to mind is The Celestine Prophecy. When it was published, no one predicted the book James Redfield was selling from his car’s trunk would be a bestseller.  Now, I’m not saying Should Have Played Poker will end up in the same class as these books, but in today’s day of social media, I’ll bet I can point to something neither of these authors had: postings of where my book is being read. Similar to the Where’s Waldo game, people have been playing Where’s Should Have Played Poker.  Here are some of the places it has turned up:
Don't Ask 

Airport Travels

Between Hands in Asheville

What do you think about word of mouth?  If you happen to read or see a copy of Should Have Played Poker, feel free to join the fun by posting your picture on my facebook author page (and like it, too:)) - .

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