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Post by Vanessa » Tue February 8th, 2011, 2:25 pm

Yes, even better than chocolates!! :D
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Post by Ariadne » Tue February 8th, 2011, 2:41 pm

I missed this yesterday - but the envelope it came in has a HUGE sticker on it with "Caution! Condom enclosed - Fragile" complete with illustration. It showed up at my university address. I bet the folks in the mailroom were amused...

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Post by fljustice » Tue February 8th, 2011, 3:29 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]I missed this yesterday - but the envelope it came in has a HUGE sticker on it with "Caution! Condom enclosed - Fragile" complete with illustration. It showed up at my university address. I bet the folks in the mailroom were amused...[/quote]

Oh, that's too tacky! I agree with others that you should report the PR firm to the publisher.
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Post by Misfit » Tue February 8th, 2011, 3:34 pm

[quote=""fljustice""]Oh, that's too tacky! I agree with others that you should report the PR firm to the publisher.[/quote]

I agree. They might not even know what's going on.
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Post by Michy » Tue February 8th, 2011, 6:59 pm

I agree with the others, you should let the publisher know. I don't read chick lit, religious or otherwise, but I do read a fair amount of religious/Christian fiction and, even without knowing who the author or publisher are, I would bet that neither of them know the book is being promoted this way. And I would bet even more that both of them would be pretty unhappy about it.

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Post by Ariadne » Tue February 8th, 2011, 7:05 pm

I've done a little investigating, and it appears the book is self-published. If that's the case, I'm sure the author knows how it's being promoted. Good grief, and good luck to them - they're going to need it.

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Post by EC2 » Tue February 8th, 2011, 7:10 pm

That sounds like sabotage. I could understand it in a tacky way if it was erotica, but religious fiction? :eek: :eek:
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Post by Michy » Tue February 8th, 2011, 9:16 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]Good grief, and good luck to them - they're going to need it.[/quote] You're absolutely right. Sounds like the author needs to decide which audience she's writing for.

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed February 9th, 2011, 2:54 am

Unless she's writing the story of Judah's sons and Tamar. In that case it's still not the best promotion idea, but not as bad as otherwise.

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Post by annis » Wed February 9th, 2011, 7:31 am

Off topic, but I’m reminded of an off-putting sight I came across the other day (and equally off-putting advertising :) ) A customer came to the desk and I did a double take. This was a really large and homely guy with an unfortunate manner. He had a very short T-shirt and very low-slung pants. In between a large white, hairy belly overhung a clearly visible g-string, with, crowning touch, a condom tucked cheekily into the side of the g-string. Sexy not :(

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