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One of the problems I have with promotion is the fact that I suck at persuasion. I suck at it so much that I couldn't persuade Ann Coulter to vote Rebuplican.
It's not like I don't promote. In fact, I've been promoting my brains out for years. So obviously I'm either not doing it right or not doing it enough. One thing that might help me is free publicity. (Duh!) I have found ways to publicize my stuff for free, but it's not to the extent I'd like.
But for me, ethically, "scamming" (i.e. stealing copies) is not on option...as a libertarian, a Buddhist, and an individual who doesn't like to dehumanize people (which stealing from them does), even "corporations".