January 2015 Magazine – Marketing Friday, Jan 9 2015 

Online, consider releasing some content related to your book. Table of Contents, Preface, and Contributors are all great ideas that can be shared, in their entirety, that may encourage sales. For genealogy, another idea is the entire index. Giving the index away is arguably a good strategy, and for those who feel this is to much, offer a surname only (no page citation, given names, or other data) – as this lets potential buyers get an idea of what is in your book.
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February 2004, V3#2: Marketing Monday, Jan 26 2009 

Paid Advertising:

Display advertising can work to ones advantage. National advertising is well worth the effort and cost.  A one column, one inch long display advertisement in a genealogical magazine that is circulated nationally or internationally will usually bring a good response.  Depending on your target audience, display advertisement has been known to bring more interest then the same information placed in the classifieds or even marketplaces.  Advertising rates are usually published in each issue and can vary greatly from publication to publication. The same advertisement may be placed in target newspapers and topical (genealogy, Civil War, hobby, geographically targeted, etc.) magazines. 

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