By: Bryan Hutchinson
I bet you’ve heard (real or imagined) that self-promotion is creepy, despicable and well, just plain wrong. Don’t do it. How dare you even consider it?! Don’t!
And two stamps of the left foot for extra measure.
My answer to such assertions against self-promotion is, quite simply, capital B –
friggn’ – S! And I’ll tell you why…
One of the most emotional realities I’ve had to come to terms with is that if I want people to discover and read my work, then it’s up to me to find ways to make sure they hear about it.
I found out the hard way that if you’re not going to self-promote your work, then you might as well not even write it for public consumption.
I mean, if you write a book you intend for others to read it. Right?
I’d say that’s usually the way it works, unless of course we are trying to save our own feelings from being hurt, and in that case we’re likely to say something like we’re just writing for ourselves
How’s anyone going to manage to read your book if you keep it under wraps because you’re too embarrassed or ashamed to self-promote it?
Self-promotion is necessary.
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Read the full article HERE!
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