Writerly Rant #72
It may seem odd that I’m re-blogging such a personal rant related directly to one reader/author/book blogger’s social media life, but what Susan has to say echoes my own sentiments regarding following others on social media. As authors we’re told to “like” as many people as possible on the various platforms and this isn’t always the best policy… Susan explains why.
Susan M. Toy has been a bookseller, an award-winning publishing sales representative, a literacy teacher, and a promoter of fellow authors and their books through her company, Alberta Books Canada. She is also an author and publisher, under her imprints, IslandCatEditions and IslandShorts. Through Alberta Books Canada, she represented authors directly, helping them find promotion for themselves and their books, seeking out new readers, and assisting them in making wise career decisions.
In Feb. 2012, Susan decided to put into action some of her ideas concerning the new direction of publishing and she ePublished her novel, Island in the Clouds. In June, 2012, the print edition was released. She continues to experiment with new ways to promote and sell both the eBook and print editions.
… or friend you on Facebook, or like your page, or connect with you on LinkedIn, or add you to my circles on Google+, or subscribe to your blog, or invite you to promote yourself and your book on my blog, Reading Recommendations:
I recently added the following comments to an excellent blog post written by Tricia Drammeh, Author Etiquette for Contacting Book Bloggers. (This is just an excerpt of what I had to say. Please go to the link to read the rest of my comments as well as Tricia’s very informative list of DOs and DON’Ts when approaching book bloggers.)
(In a profile) If I read, “Author of the breathtaking new novel XXX”, I will not follow. But if someone describes themselves as, “Writer, reader, promoter of fellow authors”, I’ll not only follow, but will probably offer them promotion on my blog.
By the way, for…
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