I’m tired of hyping my own! In fact, I’m changing my tune. I know my books are good and worth reading. My feeling is if you don’t or if you don’t want to read them, that’s fine with me. In fact, that should be your decision. But, I’d love to still be your friend, colleague, partner or even social media bud. So, I promise I’ll stop hyping my books.
As authors we know we must put our books out there on the web to let people know they exist. We are responsible to telling people about our wonderful works. But, when does it become too much?
When do we cut the cord?
My first book has been out for two and a half years. It’s won lots of awards. Nonetheless, I can only garner 85 reviews. I’m stuck. Does that mean people have stopped reading it? I’m not sure. But I do know, it’s time for me to stop asking them to.
My second book has been our for 2 years. Again, it’s won major awards. Again, I’m stuck in a review hiatus. And, unfortunately, again, it’s time to let my book sink or swim. I hope it’s little fins enable it to gain some momentum and swim away.
As for my third book, it’s not been out a year yet. But, it’s gaining strength. People say if you have several books, you have a better chance of them taking off. Well… I’m not sure that’s true. This one is looking sort of stuck to me. But, maybe it’s me who is stuck. I’m not sure.
What I have learned is that it’s time for me to limit my “hyping.” In fact as far as tweeting goes, I’m going to be tweeting less about my books and more about content. Yours, mine and ours.
Do we think we’re the fairest of them all?
Oh, one more itsy bitsy hype… Check out this book trailer. Like it?