For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
I don't know if this has made news in the US, but the Australian Prime Minister's de facto stepdaughter (that's the best way the relationship can be described) has been in the news here because she's decided to pose for a lad's magazine. It would be a bikini shoot. Of course, the hoo-hah is silly because the woman is 31 years old, and can make her own mind up. It won't effect Gillard's governing style.
But it got me thinking (and this can be dangerous). Should I perhaps pose in my bikini in a men's mag as a way of promoting my book? This could prove not nice. I'm sure I've outgrown my swimsuit somewhat, in that my pudenda will take on the unflattering form of a camel's toe. Some of the better known pictorial subjects here in Australia include a former gangster's moll, and a shameless publicity seeker known as The Chk-Chk-Boom Girl (Google that last example for an explanation).
Sure, I want publicity for my book. But I want some credibility, too. Ah me, what to do? Think I'll listen to some more Jim Croce.
Hey, I read a headline: Justin Beiber's taking over the Internet. Blimey, it sounds like a B-Grace Science Fiction movie, doesn't it?