"Not Quite Kindle" is a good place to see this community in action. The "What kind of dog do you have?" thread is a faith-in-humanity-reaffirmer, and there's always some fun discussion going on.Greg Banks said:The best marketing is to be a great member of the community.
I really agree. Marketing does become more comfortable with time. I'm not big on talking about myself, but one of the most interesting things to come out of self-promotion is to meet people from all walks of life and from everywhere. I just look at it as putting myself out there, with friendly intention, for the world to see, and waiting to see what the world brings back. I've found that the cyberworld isn't as harsh as we sometimes fear, and that most people are terrific.worktolive said:Marketing is like any other skill. The more you do it and get a positive result, the more you will feel comfortable with it. After all, unless you are just writing a vanity book, the whole point is to share your stories with others, right? You can't do that unless you are willing to reach out to them. This forum seems like a low-risk way to stick your toe in the water and get in a little "practice" before you step out and try to promote to a wider audience.