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Old 01-16-2021, 02:17 AM   #1
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my story - Vivarium

Hello everyone,

I've published my short story - Vivarium - online. It's a sci-fi story about a group colonists fleeing from Earth on a spaceship with the intent of beginning a new life on a distant world. However, when some colonists wake up, they find that it is not a normal colonisation mission.


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I'd appreciate it if some of you could give it a try!
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Old 01-16-2021, 03:43 AM   #2
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Thanks Mark. Sorry, but I don't buy short stories generally and certainly not from Authors I haven't read before. Also, have you considered some sort of promotion. You need some reviews. Not only for this book but for the other 2 you have published. And why no Amazon?

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Old 01-16-2021, 03:55 AM   #3
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Hi Darryl,

thanks for the feedback! Apparently Mark Thornton is a fairly popular name - I've only published one story so far... the others are not mine.

I'm looking at getting into Amazon - I have been reading up on it lately. As for promotions and the like, I am fairly new to publishing online. If you have any suggestions as to how/what promotional activities I could do I would be very happy to hear them.

Unfortunately, I haven't had many reviews (I'm guessing it's probably because I haven't really promoted my story much).
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:41 AM   #4
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Hi Mark. Please have a look at the Writers Corner threads on this site. There is a great deal of useful material there for you to read. I'd recommend you introduce yourself and ask there. Basically, in your position its all about so-called discoverability.
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You may wish to check out this site, one that I used for my second book:

https://www.draft2digital.com/

You may wish to start a thread on a specific aspect of writing/publishing, rather than continuing a discussion here in the Promotion Forum. That other forum is located here:

https://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75

No promotion whatsoever is allowed outside of the Self-Promotions Forum.

As well, you may wish to look over the Posting Guidelines. Go to the very bottom of the page you are on and you'll find the button.

Good luck with your writing.
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Old 01-16-2021, 07:49 PM   #6
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Thanks for sharing Dr Drib! I'm checking out draft2digital now (I was not aware of it beforehand).
I'm also checking out other parts of the mobile read forum now.

I really appreciate the guidance
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