note to readers
An author I know recently remarked to me that he was tired of promoting his own work, a task he felt his publisher had abandoned. While I am new in the writing game, I could understand his point completely. Publishers used to be flush with cash to promote quality work. However now, according to publishing sources, this is no longer the case. Publishers now expect many authors to promote their own writing. I guess you could call this process, self-preservation, or perhaps, pragmatic self-promotion. While writers could be accused of picking sour grapes over this issue the buying public may mistakenly assume that writers are acting out of an excessive sense of vanity. Writers need to sell books to make a living and they are under siege by economic misfortunes, not entirely of their own making. So, if you like a book, please buy it, and later, also leave a comment, either good or bad on whatever social media platform you use. The world desperately needs books--they are food for hungry minds.
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