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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Meta Me (Update): Accidental Social Marketing Genius

As luck would have it, GalleyCat has an interesting piece today--read it here--that goes along with my post on social media publicity and associated weirdness. It's about Gregory Levey, who's written a book on his time as a speechwriter for the Israeli Prime Minister's office entitled Shut Up, I'm Talking. As authors are wont to do, Levey created a Facebook fan page for the book with the exact same name.

That page now has over 700,000 fans who like the page based on the title--who like, in other words, the idea of telling people to Shut Up, I'm Talking--not on the fact there's a book attached to it.

The moral of the story? I should've titled my book Finding Twenty Dollars in Your Coat Pocket.

1 comment:

  1. Haha! That's great.

    Also, 700,000 people are very rude.