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Posted: 25 January 2009 at 4:04pm | IP Logged


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It's time for a new Discussion of the Week.  I was thinking about how much the movies are promoted these days.... especially the Bollywood movies.  The actors go to shows, make appearances on different places and even theatres to promote their upcoming movies.  But how much promotion do the books get?

Do you think that the books should be promoted more?

  Should we have a show on TV exclusively for Books... the upcoming books? Reviews and all?

  How else can the books be promoted? Can you think of ways?

  Well, have fun discussing!  



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Posted: 25 January 2009 at 4:16pm | IP Logged
Cool discussion! And I definitely do think that books should be advertised as well, because so many movie ads gives me a head ache! Confused A seperate TV show on upcoming books would be cool...but I don't think many people would watch it other than book fanaticsLOL...maybe advertising books on billboards would help...or during intermissions in normal TV shows, instead of always movie ads...book ads would be cool and not boring...for me atleast.LOL
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Great discussion... I definitely think books should be advertised... on TV commercials, billboards, newspaper and magazine adverts... etc... I also think that authors should go on a little book tour before the release of their book and promote it in bookstores across the country... this way, people will be aware of books that haven't been released yet...
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 Books Should Be Promoted On  A TV Show =) Especially by new authors
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Great Topic! And i totally agree that books should be advertised! It would be soo great....you can actually get to know about new authors and new novels that have great storylines. They could ask the authors to talk about the book in a show....and maybe read a few lines of a good paragraph to give an insight to the reader to make them want to read the book.
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Definitely!
 
So many movie ads are tiring...
First of all, I think all the authors should stop and libraries/ bookstores around the country to promote their new book...like Chillt said.
I also think that they should maybe read a few excerpts from the book to see if anyone might be interested. I know that I would love it!
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I definitely think books should be promoted more. I think the idea of authors reading out bits of their books is good, like when J.K. Rowling read some of the last Harry Potter book. I also think they should advertise books on tv between programmes - maybe with some sort of synopsis or interesting lines or improv or something. I also think it'd help people to find new, different books they might not have tried ordinarily.
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reading sadly is becoming redundant these days.  fewer people actually hold a book to read, tho i read somewhere these days people are into ebooks and audio books.  but the pleasure of holding a book in hand and reading is something else.

of course books ought to be advertised a big way.  they do have book launches etc...it is just by invitation.  the aam aadmi does not really get to see his fav author.  autographing books will also be another way of promoting books.  i agree with all of you when you say it has to promoted on tv etc.  let us hope things do change and more people get into the habit of reading...

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