Survey: Please Vote!

I’ve been seeing some opinions circulating the internet lately about authors: How they should network, how they should blog, how they should publicize themselves and their book. And I wondered:

What do the people have to say?

If you have a minute, would you mind answering a few questions for me? I’ll post all the results tomorrow. Thanks so much!

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21 thoughts on “Survey: Please Vote!

  1. Very good and informative. On the question about publicizing for an author. I will only do it if the book is good and it has been edited. If they don’t keep the readers in mind when they publish their book then I won’t help. It hurts us all when people don’t put in the effort to make their books as professional as possible

  2. The most important thing for me is personality. I don’t care if an author is promoting her stuff as long as it’s not done in an arrogant way (it TOTALLY makes sense to be proud!). I also don’t tend to enjoy blogs that endlessly complain about the publishing industry or how hard it is being a published author, who never seem to have anything positive to say about their experience.

    But otherwise, there isn’t anything specific I do or don’t like seeing–I just like an engaging blog basically in any form!

    1. I’m with you on the complaining! Everyone has bad days and it’s okay to post about how you’re feeling – but it has to be an occasional thing!

      1. Absolutely! If someone is having a really, truly hard time one day, I actually think it’s a GOOD idea to reach out to fans. Of course nobody expects the journey to be easy. But if it just seems like someone is consistently not enjoying what they do, I wonder why they chose to do it in the first place.

  3. That was fun 🙂 I agree with Dannie, I would happily review/promote a well-written book, but if I feel it still needs work, I’m horrified and embarrassed at having to turn people down. I shudder to think of the day when the e-book market becomes over-saturated with poorly written work and wading through it grows laborious.

  4. Interesting! Thanks for posted – I loved looking at the results as they compared to my answers. I look forward to seeing the final numbers!

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