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Post by imosdad » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:07 pm

Bought mine. Top job Iain!

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Post by jonah65 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:41 pm

book ordered-well done iain.

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Post by iainblack » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:47 pm

Thanks chaps. 140 people have visited the site and 19 books have been bought so far!

Almost Tokai seems to have folded so I have gone on a few strat forums to drum up other interest. Let me know if you have any ideas?

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Post by marcusnieman » Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:23 am

How bout the japanaxe forum:

http://japanaxe.com/


And The Gear Page:

http://www.thegearpage.net/board/

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Post by hunter » Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:59 am

Mine on it's way too/thanks much Iain :D

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Post by iainblack » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:56 pm

Just waiting for access to japanaxe and am registering for the gear page now thanks. Also gone on Strat-talk.

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Post by iainblack » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:03 am

Any ideas on advertising the book on Japanese forums? So far over 180 people have viewed the preview and 21 books ordered. Just want to share this with everyone.

I guess when people start getting their copies and sharing them around there may be a surge of orders then?

I'm begining to like this author lark - I'll set up a signing stall at the next convention!!! :lol:

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Post by imosdad » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:53 pm

Iain,

An idea may be to contact the UK guitar mags with a link and text. Guitarist, Guitar etc. I read Guitar and one of the regular features is the 'Private Collection' feature. I would imagine they are all more than willing to give a paragraph or so to a venture such as this.

Great news on the sales after only a few days. We'll all have to form an orderly queue for autographs at the next convention!

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:55 pm

Vintage Guitar would be another one to reach out to

http://www.vintageguitar.com/

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Post by iainblack » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:19 pm

Good thinking Batmen! I have written to their submissions pages so will let you know what response I get.

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Post by iainblack » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:46 pm

Guitarist mag dont take submissions but they had a forum. We will see how meny extra people check it out - 45 today so far.

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Post by iainblack » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:16 am

Folks, we are now best sellers! The book is on the page of top sellers on the Blurb website. With 21 copies to date and another 90 viewers this week. Hopefully this will increase the profile of the book. Just need a few more sales to release the charity profit as they only pay after ?12 profit is reached.

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/popular

as I said before, I'll be signing copies at the next convention :D

Looks like I will have to consider Vol.2 now!

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Post by colinhotrod » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:22 am

Pay day on Thursday, Woo Hoo, Mine will be ordered then!

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Post by iainblack » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:34 am

Dont forget the deadline for the discount code is 11:59pm Pacific daytime on the 31st march which, if my timezone calculations are correct is 6:59 am on friday 1st April for us UK residents, later for anyone east of us. This saves you up to ?5 in postage.

Dont forget your birthday and Xmas presents!!! :lol:

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Post by iainblack » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:38 am

Just to keep you updated on metrics for the number of visitors. The first week is from Friday to sunday so we are doing well for Monday to Wednesday so far. The Sales metric only counts orders that have been processed so I can see the 22 ordered on my sales page as they are progressed.

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