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Please send us any other ideas you have to increase readership of Ishmael and Quinn's other work.
Changing minds takes repetition and countless subtle mentions of new ideas. One great way to reach many people repeatedly and subtly is by putting Ishmael in your email signature. These are the little quotes that can be automatically added to every email you send out. In Outlook you simply to go your tools/options menu, and click on the signature tab. Then type in the message you want to be at the bottom of each email.
Get a job, make some money, work till you're sixty, then move to Florida and die. There must be more to life than this! Ever wonder what's missing? Visit http://www.ReadIshmael.comAnother effective email signature is:
Getting a little frustrated with the old rat race? Feel like there must be more to life than this? Ever wonder what's missing? Tired of the incomplete solutions offered by pills, self-help books and salesmen posing as gurus? Visit www.ReadIshmael.com
What would get anyone's attention in today's sociey? MONEY!!! So lets make informative Ishmael money and distribute it to friends, family, at work, events, parades, and schools. Although it can't look real enough to be mistaken for money, it should look real enough to get someone's attention. One side can look like real money, and the other side can have information about Ishmael (why to read it and local group info).
Junk Mail Revenge
Tired of getting junk mail? Send the junk back! Junk mail often comes with
prepaid return postage, so let's return those credit card applications with
a message inside! You can use any of the slogans in this tools section, or simply
write READ ISHMAEL BY DANIEL QUINN throughout the application. Whatever you write, convince
them that reading Ishmael is in their best interest, as well as their co-workers'. They may throw out one or two or three, but when they get five or six, someone is going to wonder who this Daniel Quinn character is. But BE CAREFUL, just replying may obligate you in some way, so read the fine
One from Steve Hinchey from Norwich, Connecticut:
Wouldn't you love to see a thirty foot Gorilla strolling down the street?! Even if your float is simple, put SOMETHING together for the next hometown parade. It's free advertising and will turn heads merely out of curiosity. Use any tool on this site, such as flyers, pamphlets, promotional products, and banners. Have fun and reserve a spot in your next hometown parade today!
Talk Show Callins
Want to reach a larger audience but can't afford commercials? There is another way to reach a lot of people through the media free. Try calling in to TV and radio talk shows. For instance, one reader mentioned Ishmael on C-SPAN during a call in to a talk show. Another mentioned Ishmael on National Public Radio (NPR). A third, also calling in to National Public asked Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich about Ishmael.
"So I haven't heard from this many telemarketers in months - could
this be meant to be? Two last night, two before 9 this morning... In
fact, I'm wasting precious telemarketer time right NOW! All four
(thanx to my ex-telemarketing experience) were glad to hear my
recomendation - and all four asked how to spell Ishmael. I think
we've really got something here - share!"
You can say anything, as long as the words Ishmael by Daniel Quinn are repeated and you remain
in control of the conversation. This is actually a great way to relieve
stress, improve your communication skills, improve your Ishmael convincing
abilities, and even a lot of fun. Try it next time a salesman wakes you up
at 8 am on a saturday morning, you will thank us!