Productive or Not?

Every author needs to do a little of their own self-promotion for their book at M Com Publishing or any other company for that matter. There are more timesucks out there than not. Below are a couple you should avoid:

Timesucks to Avoid:

Facebook. Now, I am not saying to talk about where you are speaking and what PR coverage you have received for your book, but if you have been on Facebook any length of time there are timesucks to avoid. Avoid playing games (from Mafia Wars to Farm friends) and engage in pointless conversations all day. You can say high to Aunt Susie’s later on. Post something interesting and relevant and get back to focusing on your book.

Linked In. This is another one where you can get sucked into the vortex of LinkedIn with no return. Don’t get me wrong – I love both of the social media sites I have just referenced. I have however participated in author forums that have turned into an all out blood bath, with name calling included. My advice? Read an entire string of posts before you comment and start out with helpful advice vs. buy my book. The instant sales message before you get to know the fl

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