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Why you should write and distribute a press release for your self published books

One reason - To promote and get more sales!

I know this seems like common sense but so many self published authors don't bother to do something as simple as this.  Come on guys!

Ok ok, I have to admit I didn't always do press releases for my books.  I frankly couldn't be bothered.  But once I did I know I always will until I make enough money to pay someone to do it!

Do they always work?  Well I guess honestly I don't know.  I don't know how many sales they make and I don't know how effective they really are but publishers do them for their authors so why shouldn't self published authors?

Here is one I have just released.  I used PRWeb.com which does cost money but you can send to lots of free ones.  Free ones are listed here. http://mashable.com/2007/10/20/press-releases/


Point Loma San Diego resident takes a tongue in check swipe at the Self Help Industry with his new self published Fiction book “Mr Personal Development'

San Diego (July 2012) – The self help and personal development industry is huge. With people looking for different ways to improve and change in a down economy it's no wonder sales of self help books, Cd and seminars are better than ever.

You have probably read a book, listened to a CD or been to one of these very conferences. But is it all smiles behind closed doors?

That's what Point Loma resident and author Matt Belcher wanted to discover.

I have always had a healthy fascination with the personal development industry that started in the UK. I have read a lot of books from the likes of Tony Robbins, Dale Carnegie and Brian Tracy to name a few. But what I always wanted to know is what goes on behind the scenes. Are these people really living what they preach? That's the basis of my fiction/thriller 'Mr Personal Development'.

Belcher created a fast paced story that features a UK based 'guru', James Skye who is on the up and from the outside is very successful. Behind the scenes he is a womanizer, alcoholic, liar and almost bankrupt.

The book is currently on sale at Amazon for only 99 cents. It's a quick read and should be a lot of fun for anyone interested in this industry.”

To get your copy search on Amazon or visit Matt's blog.
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Matt Belcher is a San Diego based self published author originally form the UK. He's a marketing consultant that successfully turned his hand to writing because he wanted to tell stories. Matt is a proud Englishman, animal lover and Rugby supporter. He can be contacted on his blog at www.mattbelcherwrites.blogspot.com or 619 259 0387.

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