I’ve made a discovery – not a good one. I’m officially rubbish at self promotion.
If you’re going to Indie publish, you need to be able to promote yourself and your work. But I have a really hard time with this.
So far, all I’ve done is put the link in my profile on a few web sites and the odd forum that I’m a member of. The trouble is, I find myself sincerely hoping that no one is going to follow that link.
What??? Yes, I know, it’s crazy. But the fact is, that’s how I feel. I know I need to get over it, and pretty fast too, if I’m ever going to get anywhere. It’s not that I think my work is rubbish, it’s not. It’s not award winning prose by a long way, but I still think it will be an enjoyable read to someone out there.
I joined Authonomy as a way to get some feedback for my work. So far, it’s all good. The trouble is, I can’t bring myself to actively promote it. Up until now, the responses I have are from people who have approached me. I know I’m supposed to get on there and ask people to read it but I can’t bring myself to do it.
I joined Twitter too, but so far I’ve tweeted mostly random nonsense with no reference to my book.
Okay, maybe I should sit down work up the courage to actually put Sanchin out there. Perhaps a bottle of red wine will help. We shall see.