I hear so many conflicting thoughts by both readers and authors about what constitutes too much promo and what isn’t enough. I know I’m guilty of sending the same promo ad to multiple loops and I’m currently working with someone to help me change this. But as a reader, what type of promo makes you completely ignore it and what will tend to catch your eye, encouraging you to read more and to eventually buy the book if that’s what happens?
Would you rather participate in chats with the author or just go to a central place to read what he/she has out and coming soon? Although I’ve been published for a year now–Friday will mark my one year anniversary as a published author–I still find myself feeling like a small goldfish swimming in a shark infested ocean. Promoting my work, I feel, is harder and scarier than actually writing it.
So, readers and authors, what do you think about promo in general? And what would you like to see authors do more than they do now?
Thanks for having me here as a Guest Blogger. And thanks for letting me take up your time.
Bonnie Rose Leigh