Reblog: Please shut up: Why self-promotion as an author doesn’t work

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This post pretty much sums it all up… and makes me want to buy the author’s book(s) now… so there!

http://www.whimsydark.com/blog/2015/4/13/please-shut-up-why-self-promotion-as-an-author-doesnt-work

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  1. self-promotion is a pain in the ass. no matter how much you do, it seems like no one really pays attention. If you don’t have a big name, you aren’t shit. they pay attention to the Anne Rices and the Stephen Kings, but not to those who are tomorrow’s last hope for entertainment.

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  2. Reblogged this on Luke Ahearn's Blog of Whatnot and commented:
    This is great. I think part of the problem is thinking of it as self promotion – which is getting something for yourself – as opposed to a book promotion where you are (hopefully) sincerely trying to give the readers an experience, a good time, an escape…

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  3. I’m a new author and I think self-promotion is a bitch! I belong to about twenty author groups on Face Book where authors promote their work. Authors post and post and post. No one really looks at the posts. If you scroll down you’ll see that. You’re lucky to get a like. And Twitter is a joke, everyone is selling something if it’s not books, then it’s something else. The tweets for books, wow! They’re automatic, and how many companies are there now that “promote” your book? So yeah, I think it’s a hard game.

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