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13 November 2011

Guest Post: Update on Notes from an Alien by Alexander M Zoltai

I'm self-published and, even though the tasks of promotion are extensive, I love the Indie life. My book, Notes from An Alien, was published May 1st and is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iPad.

Here's the elevator-pitch:

* Start with a 500-year InterWorld War.
* Continue through ecological disaster and the decimation of populations.
* Follow the institution of a Worlds’ government, bringing a glimmer of hope.
* Discover the challenges and failures of unifying three very different Worlds.
* Explore what it takes to give birth to a lasting peace.
This is what reading Notes from An Alien promises.
And: This Story Could Help Earth…

Even though it's for sale, I still give away digital copies. My post, Free = Sales ~ Give It Away & Sell More…, gives some strong points in favor of this promotional tool---plus, it serves the purpose of making sure people actually read the book, no matter how many buy it.

Also, I hate the word "marketing". I "promote" my book and the first action in promotion is making a friend. If they find out about my book, that's o.k. If they get a free copy, that's wonderful. If they go on to buy it, that's stupendous.

Visiting the site to fill-out the form for a free copy also lets folks opt-in to my email list for updates about future books.

Notes from An Alien will be followed by a collection of short stories, one for each chapter of Notes, written in the same time frame as the novel's chapters but not necessarily with the same characters or settings. And, after the short story collection, Stories from Angi, will come another volume, Poems from Angi.

I recently asked the people on my list for ideas they want to see in the short stories and directed them to the special section of the forums to contribute to the book's evolution.

I love involving my readers in the process of writing my books but I still write them the way they must be written. I have a very jealous Muse :-)

About the Author

Alexander M Zoltai lives in Kettering, Ohio and describes himself as a writer and dreamer with roaring flames in his heart.  His thought provoking first novel, Notes From an Alien is available from:
Amazon   Barnes & Noble  iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Check out Alexander's Blog  or follow the Author on Google+ 

See the review of Notes From An Alien on this blog


  1. I just featured you, your blogs, and this post on my blog :-)

  2. Thank you Alexander - there is a bit of magic in sincere networking. I read a lot of good books and one or two also have a bit if magic and originality which makes them special. Notes From An Alien is one such book.

  3. Thanks for that encouraging comment, Tony :-)

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