Putting On Your Online Suit – Complaining Authors by Barbara Vey

I happened to read this as a post on Facebook today and thought it was appropriate to share here. As an author you need to remember that you are viewed by your readers as a professional. Social media is a great forum for spreading the word about your books, but remember who your audience is when you want to rant about something. Everyone who reads a post by you has the potential to buy something you’ve written. Remembering this is important when you’re upset or irritated. The last thing you want to do as an author is tick off the very people that read your work, which could be ANYONE.  Just like you wouldn’t stand up in an office and air your complaints or frustrations, you shouldn’t do it on social media. The person who does, is the one who ends up looking unprofessional.

Barbara Vey makes some great points in this post that I thought were worth sharing.


Her contact information is below if you’d like to learn more about her.

About Kelly Abell

I am a writer, blogger, and graphic artist. My aim for you is to utilize this blog to help you improve your writing skills, and to educate you on the publishing business. If you need help with writing, want to self-publish a book and need advice, or just want to kick a story idea around to see what works best, that's what I'm here for. As I gain knowledge from editors and publishers, I will share that knowledge with you. As writers we should always strive to improve our craft and grow. A day should not pass where you haven't learned or tried something new with your writing. Many thanks to my Night Owl Friend, Lea Ellen Borg for editing my posts! Best to you and all your characters and stories. Write on, my friends...Write on.
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1 Response to Putting On Your Online Suit – Complaining Authors by Barbara Vey

  1. R&M hepner says:

    Kelly, Vas? What? Complain? Come on, if you want readers to read, buy your book, follow you, etc., who in their right mind would complain? It’s not only petty, it’s insulting and insensitive. Don’t ask people to buy your book and then complain, whine about your readers. What better way to get cut off from your readers. Some people will like your book; some won’t, that’s called life, and complainers should get one. Ron


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