>> Yeah, but you never see Dan pushing his own book in the NG...
Not usually, no. Can't shove it down someone's throat.
But, by the same token, I have a huge publisher
behind me who markets the books all over the world.
Other "self published" books, don't. Advertising in
any of the magazines can wipe you out. This NG is
one of the best ways to get the message out there.
I think what's needed though is better headers so that
a message can be skipped, if wanted.
Quote:> Prem used to do the same thing for surface effectors and I'm happy he
>did. These people do not necessarily have the luxury of a publishing
>house behind them to promote them. Can't wait for Prem to bug us again
>w. relativity news!
I remember when we couldn't wait for the new
issue of Video Toaster User to come out (this is back
in 1990, 1991 when it was bi-monthly). One of
the main reasons for this was to see what
new products were available. Now we can see them
on-line instantly for LightWave.
Quote:> I do believe this is more on topic than a lot of other rants. And
>besides that I have a delete button...
Exactly. I advertised for our Character animation seminars
in magazines last year. It cost, well, many thousands.
I advertised on the mailing list and this newsgroup.
More than half the attendees in Chicago and LA were
from the NG and List, not the paid ads.
Nothing should be abused, but
related things should be posted.