I'm not looking for insta-fame, or a big ad campaign. But I still haven't reached my goal of "one person I don't know". I've managed to emotionally blackmail about fifty people in my social circle into buying the book, but I have no clue how to get it in other people's line of sight. I'm on a few socials, but even after paying for some promotion to see what that would do, I just got a bunch of followers from India who don't do anything either. "Networking" and all that doesn't really help, because everyone you network with knows you're just trying to shill your wares. Recently tried to do the Goodreads thing, but I'm so obscure I couldn't even find my own ISBN on there. Put a request out for it on their forum, but there's more water in the sink than the drain can handle, so to speak. Most conventional means of promotion are saturated, and the few that might yield anything are far too expensive. A Youtube ad can run into the thousands. I'm not shy about throwing money at something that could ostensibly still be considered an elaborate joke, but "thousand" is just too many zeros at this point. I'm pretty sure there are a whole bunch of people here who have sold books to strangers. How? How do you make your book float to the top just long enough to get one sale? Also: What are the rules to get my over-confident ass into the Member Publications? It looks like I could just post my thing in there as I please, but that seems a little too easy.