Back on Facebook
Last year, I came off Facebook because I a) hated it, and b) loathed their data sharing practices. However, needs must. If you want to join writers’ groups, find readers and run FB ads, you need an account so I’m back on here.
Writers tend to be shy. Their prefer talking to their laptops than people and self-promotion often feels icky, as if you need to take a long, hot shower after you’ve sent out a tentative link to your book and humble request people read/buy it.
But it’s almost impossible to sell books without a hefty dose of self-promotion these days. That applies whether you’re indie or traditionally published, as the big publishing houses spend almost all their marketing budgets on the big names and celebrities (i.e. the people who don’t need it).
So, back on Facebook, can’t say I’ve missed you and with maximum privacy settings on my personal account (followers there one…).
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