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Getting the Word Out About Readings

Further Fenway Fiction's been out a few years now, so readings are fewer and farther between these days, but I always find they energize me, get me back into the writing game with a little more oomph, a little more verve.

 And this time, I'm reading in my hometown, so I'm really looking into ways to get this reading as well if not more well-attended than previous readings. We've had good attendance in and around Boston, but out past the comforting embrace of Route 128 readings have been... well, quieter.

So I've been plastering this thing everywhere. Here, at Red Room. On Facebook (the first real use I've found for it, to be honest). On my own personal site(s).

But today, a former co-worker of mine announced an event down in Town  which featured a few tech companies, one of which was GigBlastr, which allows you to fill in your event info once and then post it to (providing you have accounts with each of the services, all of which are free) various event websites, like Eventful.com, upcoming.com, and Twitter.

It seems like it'd be a handy tool for getting the word out about your own readings and signings. We'll see how it goes with this one.