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pen-image1Here’s another interesting possible solution to the problem of how to promote self-published works: “electronic author cooperatives.” Writer Andrew Crofts blogs about them, and Alison Flood at the Guardian books blog also has some things to say.

The idea is that authors band together to help promote each others’ works, though the post really isn’t clear on exactly what they do for each other apart from blog a lot. Still, promotion is really important in self-publishing, as Mike Stackpole commonly discusses in his panels. And this looks like at least as good a method of promotion as any other.

Example collectives include “Do Authors Dream of Electric Books?”, “Awesome Indies”, and “Rock*It Reads”.

 
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