When you think of reading, you think of a solitary activity, don’t you? I do. Reading has always been a solo venture for me. Of course, in the beginning, I had to have help with it – my mother would read to me, or help me read for myself by pointing out errors in pronunciation or helping me with context by either explaining words that I didn’t understand, or later on, pointing me towards the massive Concise Oxford that sat on the bookshelf. Still, none of that was particularly social. It was more a matter of supervised, or
One of the best (and worst) aspects of self-publishing, is the ability to connect directly to your readers using various social tools. The GoodReads platform is a very good example of this kind of ability. And while there have been a number of horror stories popping out from GoodReads.com, there is no denying the possibility of connecting in very real ways to those who read your books.
The primary thing to remember in this task is the fact that your readers are your gold mine. Without them, you’re simply writing for yourself – which can’t be very
Ever wonder what the social media personalities might look like if you were to describe them as if they were people? I did. Here’s what I came up with.
Facebook is that ditzy girl you remember from high school who couldn’t keep her mouth shut yet somehow, despite knowing how prolific she was with other people’s business, she always got the full scoop. When you post a photo, rest assured that the whole world will see it by this afternoon because friends of friends (of friends of friends, ad infinitum) automatically get to see when their friends like