Indie Rage and Public Relations

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The Indie author does much more than write. There are all the learning curves, fiddly bits, and marketing. We are our own publicists. Hugely successful authors like Ann Rice can have as many wobblies as they want to online, but they’ll still be selling lots and lots of books. She’s also traditionally published anyway, so what she does doesn’t besmirch Indie world. I’ve seen enough shame inducing, call your mom a donkey dramas lately from some Indie authors online to wonder what the spectators who just read for pleasure must be thinking.

If you’re online as much as we must be, and on so many various sites, sooner or later you’re going to stumble across a comment or an article that will insert itself firmly up your nostril, and it’s possible that you will then dive right in there and firmly express your opinion. Before doing that though, try and…

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3 thoughts on “Indie Rage and Public Relations

    WordWabbit said:
    July 17, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Excellent advice! I’m with you on the animal rights stuff. Currently trying to figure out a way to make a difference. What did E L James do on Twitter? I missed that. 🙂


      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 19, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you! EL did a live Twitter Q&A about her new book with the inevitable fallout & then a lot of people either agreeing with the questions while others called it bullying. A while ago she sent a tweet to the actress who played Mathilda calling her “a sad f***” for her opinions of her work, so I think she’s alright, bullying wise. 😀 All very silly really. I’m hoping to have a little book out much later this year for a one month live as a vegan diet challenge. For the animals I reckon every little thing that we do helps. ❤

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    D.G.Kaye said:
    July 22, 2015 at 5:10 am

    Excellent post Jo. Many times I bite my tongue, as I love to voice my opinion, but no no, not for the cyber world to hold my words for ransom, forever.
    PS. I loved your book, ‘Fly Birdie’. I just read it last night and left you a review. 🙂


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