I haven’t posted a proper blog post in a while. If there’s one thing I’m not, it’s consistent.
Anyway, yesterday I was a guest on a podcast (Books Café by Scott Paton of Free-Ebooks.net). It was an enjoyable experience and if you follow me on other social media platforms, you’ll see I’ve posted about it already. If you’re interested, here’s the link to my interview.
But, I’m not writing entirely for self-promotional reasons. I’m writing because unexpectedly something bubbled up during yesterday’s session.
It wasn’t a long or drawn out discussion, but we talked about the difficulties independent authors have in finding readers. It’s absolutely true. At least for me.
During the discussion I talked about manufacturing posts versus posting from the heart. I never set out to manufacture a fan base or look for the perfect sound bites to draw people in, but I have done that in an effort to sell books.
Sell books. Not connect with people.
Big freakin’ lightbulb.
Isn’t it amazing how changing one’s perspective, even slightly, offers great insight? That’s how I feel today. I have discovered something about myself. I’ve been really worked up and stressed out about SELLING ALL THE BOOKS, but really, I should just chill and connect with people who actually might like to read them.
So, now what? I’ll continue to market my book, but I intend to spend less time being “clever” and more time being real.
Have a great weekend, readers.