Sunday, September 03, 2006

The National Elections. . .

Soon, We Will Be Voting In Another National Election Of Importance.

Try to remember the following, when you are in the voting booth. . .

"Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil."

- Jerry Garcia

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Think about it - - - Please.


At 9/03/2006 6:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One political issue that never seems to draw much attention is the maltreatment of children. Funding to prevent child abuse competes with so many other interest and with this stupid Iraq war, the least able to protest are the most victimized.

I'm a therapist in a children's mental health program in West Virginia. I wrote a science fiction novel: "Rarity from the Hollow." It was published as an ebook: A satirical essay about its self-promotion was also published in July by Wingspan Quarterly: Jag Lall, English comic book artist, did the cover pro bono.

I'm can't afford to promote the novel, so I post anyplace I find that will let me after I get home from work. I'm not complaining because I knew I'd never make much of a salary in the child welfare field. And besides, my work is what inspires me to write.

"Rarity" has received several blurbs, some of which are on the publisher's site. Others are available, including one by Piers Anthony. One scifi/fantasy site gave me a year's free advertising. A review will appear in Baryon Online in the next edition: The best sentences are:

"Eggleton has crafted a novel that deals with social commentary mixed with some eerie science fiction and a strange problem that Lacy has to solve to save the universe with the help of her family and her dog, Brownie. I can almost hear a blue grass version of Metallica while reading this. I expect to see more from Eggleton and Lacy Dawn. Good satire is hard to find and science fiction satire is even harder to find."

-- Barry Hunter

Depending on a schedule, from ten to fifty percent of any profits I receive will be donated to prevent child abuse: Children's Home Society of West Virginia (CHS, Dennis Sutton, Executive Director).

All of the above info is verifiable and I'll provide any additional info on your request. I'm writing to ask that you check it out and publish a review, tell others, mention it to your friends, or whatever you think would help promote it. Advertising is too expensive and ebook publishers don't promote the way that traditional publishers have in the past. Unless one has name recognition, actually, few paper publishers today invest much in promotion.

Anything that you can do to pass the word would be appreciated. I'm a novice on the internet and have been stumbling around trying to let people know. Sometimes I've gotten myself called spam, which is especially discouraging. However, since it's an ebook, please caution folks not to share the actual novel because it would be like ripping off the kids.


Robert Eggleton


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