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Book Promotion 101

I've never done one of these poll things before...

Following up on a question raised in one of my writers' groups, what say you:

Poll #1007999 Book Promotion 101

Which of the following promotional tools has (even once) led you to purchaes a book? (Check as many as apply.)

Previous familiarity with author's other work
0(0.0%)
Cover art
0(0.0%)
Cover or flap blurbs (promotional quotes)
0(0.0%)
Reading first chapter of book online or in store
0(0.0%)
Contest sponsored by author or publisher
0(0.0%)
Published (print or electronic) book review
0(0.0%)
Recommendation of friend
0(0.0%)
Attending a reading or signing event with author (including a convention)
0(0.0%)
Bookseller or librarian recommendation
0(0.0%)
Receiving postcard in mail from author
0(0.0%)
Receiving promotional email from author
0(0.0%)
Reading about book on author's blog or website
0(0.0%)
Reading about book on another person's blog or website
0(0.0%)
Receiving toys or other promotional gimmicks from author
0(0.0%)
Other (specify in comments)
1(0.2%)
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