I have written a book detailing how people with lower back pain can potentially get pain relief (not a cure), but I believe advertising standards would prevent me from selling anything that offers "pain relief". How do I workaround this?
I think the problem is not in pain relief but in using the words healing if you don't have data. Relief is measureable yes, but its also very subjective to the person. Take in consideration Chiropractors (citychiropractor.com) or Magnetic Physiotherapists (magneticphysiotherapy.com) - these services provide relief and maybe some healing but theres always debate on the validity of it all.
If youre trying to sell a book, your problem wouldn't be FCC, it would be marketing it.
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Answered 5 years ago
Hi, you are correct about advertising standards esp. around health claims. I have been through this before and tried to find work around etc. but found getting a lawyer that specialised in FTC standards before launch was the best way forward. This is a good explanation: https://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/attachments/training-materials/substantiation.pdf
Email me and I can give you the name of someone I used.
Answered 5 years ago
To advertise your book, you can take the following steps.
1. Guest blog posts.
2. Make Your Own Podcast and Podiobooks.
3. Create a YouTube Channel.
4. Join reader groups on Facebook (and elsewhere)
5. Go on a Local Book Tour.
6. Promoted Posts on Facebook.
7. Use Your Mailing List.
8. Use Instafreebie.
You can read more here: https://www.draft2digital.com/blog/10-low-or-no-budget-ways-to-promote-your-book/
Besides if you do have any questions give me a call: https://clarity.fm/joy-brotonath
Answered a year ago