People who volunteer the information that they write are my best bets; but even here I’ve found out that they may say they write but actually getting them to check out the magazine, let alone submit something, is two different things.
Then there’s this bookstore in Little Italy that carries the paperback edition of my book, Compressionism: The Pittsburgh Stories. It sells for $10.00. I actually lose $2.00 on each copy. It’s just a marketing tool to get people to check out the magazine. It’s a long-term investment. I hope to build up a fan base for the magazine here in Pittsburgh. It’s worth the $6.00 that I lose every month.
So, there you have it. I’m sure I could do a lot more marketing, and as time goes on I will; but it has to be time and cost-effective. After all, marketing is just one of the many things that an online publisher has to do.
Keep reading and keep writing that erotic flash fiction.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.