Due to a shortage of irrelevant (yes, irrelevant, lol) subject matter, I can list 5 book marketing DON’T Do’s!
1. Don’t “meme” your online writing groups to mind numbing insanity of posting youyou’s until their eyes bleed.
2. Don’t use your private facebook account to promote your book, art, music. Make a public page and use that. If it fails, it fails. But at least you won’t have destroyed your friends and family relationships while bogging them down in stuff they don’t care about. They can go to your public page and they know it. If they don’t know it, add link to your info so they can get there easily when they “want” to.
3. Don’t insult the intelligence of your writing group members by posting “memes” shrouded in supposed guise of helping another. They will see right through it. And still not like it.
4. Don’t aggravate anyone anywhere online with incessant and repetitive posts of your new book, song, art. As one writing group member said in another group on here: Aggravating people will NOT gain you readers. She was and is absolutely right. I don’t care how good something is, annoy me = lose me.
5. Check out who is who in your writing groups and don’t assume the loudest know the most. In my limited observation those who say the most have often not only written the least but also have the time to spend prattling while the real worker bees with writing of merit and notable quality don’t have time to say/do much online – why? Because they are “writing.”
Just as I should be right now. All just my opinion based on observations of online marketing where well intended groups and pages were promoted to their literal deaths/inactivity.
I think I’ll make this comment into a blog now and that’ll save me thinking of something else, lol.