Self Promotion

So I’ve been told a time or two that I suck when it comes to self promotion. (Okay I was told I’m doing a bit better but I’ve got lots to learn.) The truth is it’s difficult for me to get that “Who does she think she is?” attitude out of my head. Each time I write a blog post I wonder if anyone will even bother to read it. Will they even care?   Are they, as one blogger writes, “rolling their eyes?”

But let’s face it. The book is out and authors are expected to do their share of self promotion if we expect books to be sold. That’s just the way it is.

I grew up in a household where it was thought to be boastful if we spoke about our accomplishments.  No one likes someone who brags all the time. It’s hard to get those thoughts of my head.

There’s a great post today over at Jody Hedlund’s blog , Can Writers Market Themselves Without Making Eyes Roll? If you have time check it out. Jody’s debut novel  “The Preacher’s Bride” is set for release in early October.

For the writer out thereDo you struggle with self promotion?

For the non-writersHave you ever thought an author’s self-promoting ways have made your eyes roll a time or two?

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