[sclug] Trying for a Slashdotting (blatant self-advertising!) :-)

Derek M Jones derek at knosof.co.uk
Thu Mar 15 23:32:59 UTC 2007


> Some of you might recall the Mandriva Linux book I brought along to the SCLUG meeting just over a month ago, which I published together with Wim Coulier:
> http://www.lulu.com/content/603439
> anyway I was trying to get it Slashdotted to get some more publicity for it, but I think sadly it is not getting very many votes at the moment (Wim's 2006 article was Slashdotted, however).
> If you would like to help me get this out to a wider audience, and also get more feedback on it, perhaps you would be kind enough to give it a thumbs-up on the Slashdot Firehose (you need to have a login, if you don't already) and/or send it to any Slashdot-reading friends of yours?
> http://slashdot.org/firehose.pl?op=view&id=105648
> (I'm not certain quite how the Firehose thing operates, but please give it a go if you will).

You want to submit an article that points out that the book
is available as a free download, as well a payed-for paper form.

You also ought to arrange a mirror site.

You can read about my experiences of having a book discussed
in a /. article here:

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