To Promote Or Not To Promote

To Promote or not to promote

I’ve just celebrated the release of, Just Friends and I’m once again stuck with this dilemma. Should I promote my release or let it fall by the way side and do nothing? These are always tricky questions I face. I promote by putting my release out there on Facebook, Twitter and here. I also use the yahoo groups but I wonder if I should leave it.

Are readers fed up of authors promoting their work? What should I do?

I’m not one of these people who expect their work to be picked up just because it is out there. This may not sound very confident but my work is my baby. It is part of me. I’ve sat with the characters as they’ve made their choices. I don’t always agree with their choices but I have to follow the way they want the story to go. This is crazy. I’m the writer; I’m the one in charge. I have to say that is not always the case. I have to let my characters be in charge. It is there story and I follow what is right for them.

Anyway, going back to my post about promoting.

I’m first and foremost a reader. I love books and finding new authors is a real passion of mine. There is nothing like finding a book from an author and being so taken that you have to have everything they ever wrote. I’ve had this many times and I could have lists going on for most of this blog.

Okay, I’ll write a few lol.

Heather Rainier

Stacey Espino

Delilah Hunt

Jayne Rylon

Lorelei James

Jenika Snow

Raine Miller

These are just a few authors. I have many more,

Anyway, when I see them post anything about a new release I’m on it. I don’t see it as promoting because they’re the books I want to read. They are the authors I adore.

But, does that mean I should promote or not?

During promotion I ask questions and that means I’m open to all questions. I love talking with other readers and finding out what they’re reading and to a point this is all kind of promotion, it just doesn’t come directly from the author.

What do you think? Do you like authors promoting? Would you rather we stop?

I really would love to know your thoughts from authors and readers alike.

Sam 🙂