Writers get ready to be astounded

Yes, shocked even!

Not everyone has heard about your book!

That’s right.

I know, hard to believe. As much as you’ve talked, complained, bragged, begged, posted and cried about your baby some of your friends and relatives have not heard about your book.

How do I know this?

A family member, don’t ask not gonna tell, mentioned she didn’t know I’d published a children’s book. Yes, she frequents Facebook! Where by the way I’ve shamefully plastered pictures of my book.

On occasion, I’ll run into friends and if I mention my book I get the same reaction. 

I recently read an article that all of the people can’t be on social media all of the time or at the same time. It’s enough to give a writer a headache. 


Well, here’s my point.  I’ve got questions that need answers.

  • How many times and how often should we plug our book?
  • At what point do readers just get tired of hearing about it?
  • How do we promote without being obnoxious? 

These are not rhetorical questions. I really want to know the answers.

Anyone have any answers, any hints? 

What do you think? Please share in the comments section.

Or do you think we’re all just like trains passing in the night? Sigh….

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