Allison D. Reid

This is the hardest part about being a new author. You know you have a great story to share, but how do you convince others you have a great story?

Well, here’s the thing. You don’t.

The more you try to push your story on others, the more you get labelled an annoying salesman and drive potential readers away.

So what’s the solution?

It’s simple. You sell yourself instead of your books. Do this by using social media for its intended purpose: to meet and interact with people. Get to know other authors, especially authors in your genre, and people who enjoy reading in your genre. Engage them in conversation and visit their blogs (if they have one) and leave comments. Share their posts (and let them know you’ve shared). Re-blog their posts if their blog allows it.

By doing this, you’ll be helping them, and believe me… they’ll appreciate…

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