I just needed to share this. C.S. Wilde rocks!
Why do some authors release a bland post when their book’s out, saying, “My book is out. Available on Amazon. Buy now!”
“Buy now?” Seriously?
I hate posts like that so much that I literally lose my shit over this (by the way, the misuse of ‘literally’ here makes for a super gross mental picture, doesn’t it?)
Why would any reader invest on you because you’re TELLING them to do so? How do they even know that they like you as a writer?
- Where’s the blurb of your upcoming book?
- Have you asked them to be a part of something special?
- Where’s a sample of your writing?
- What’s in it for readers who support you?
- Did you even ask nicely?
Engage with your readers. Don’t tell them to buy your book, SHOW them first how awesome your stories can be.
Then once your book is out, you can write…
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