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 I need your help.

 When I started to write the story of Marvin Early, I decided almost immediately to self-publish.  Besides        
being a do-it-yourself kind of guy, I wanted to get my book to print as soon as possible, minus the process of  
  finding an agent, submitting query letters, and hoping that my novel would make it through the slush pile
and become one of the 2% of manuscripts that aren't rejected by publishers.  I also like having creative
control and the final say-so on the project, and my publisher, iUniverse, has been great.

 But independence has its disadvantages.   There aren't any marketing dollars or cash advances, all             
promotion is self-promotion, and it's a little more difficult to get bookstores to stock your title. A lot of awards    
  that I'd like to compete for immediately disqualify self-published books.  And this is where you come in.

 I need you to help get the word out about
Marvin and The Man.  For all the advances in communication        
technology, books are still sold pretty much the same way they always have been: word of mouth.  So tell         
people.  Ask your local bookstore to carry it. Purchase a copy to donate to your local library so that people who
can't afford it will still have access. Use it for your book clubs.  And I've got a postcard campaign going-- I''ll
send you blank postcards, you send them to people you know--and I'm interested in doing much more.

 I really believe in the book I've put together. I think it's good. Maybe I'm being a little optimistic, but I think       
that it might make the world a little bit better.  I believe in its potential.  But I don't want to write a good book
that  no one reads, and I can't do it without you. So please, if you believe in the message of the book, help me
to get it in the hands of as many people as possible. Contact me here if you're interest
ed.

 Sincere thanks,

 Randall