Getting the word out about self published books is always a challenge. I read my Sky and Telescope magazine each month from cover to cover. It helps keep me current on astronomical topics, and dreaming about all those gee-whiz gizmos that are available. In the back, there are classified ads, including some for books of interest to amateur, and even professional, astronomers.
Advertising in a renowned magazine with international coverage is a big step for a small private publishing company, but the opportunity to reach such a large readership couldn’t be passed up. All of my science fiction books have some aspects of astronomy, so I decided to give it a try.
The cover image in the ad is of Inbound to Earth. The main character, Tannon Bessimer, is an amateur astronomer who discovers an object in the night sky, and makes first contact with aliens on an inbound journey to earth.
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