For all the artists who are ashamed to whisper their book’s birth announcement…
I’ve been seeing something in the social media world that disturbs me.
It’s this idea that if an author – (or any kind of person with an accomplishment they’d ideally like to be paid for, but we’ll use authors as the example, since that’s kind of my crowd) – wants to tell the world about their book, they’ve got to do it a certain way.
They’ve got to be all super-casual, or just kind of sneak it in, or try to be cute about it in the hopes that the cuteness will offset the fact that, le gasp, they dared to inform the public that their book is available for sale. I’ve even seen a tweet with the phrase “sorry for the shameless plug”.
The discord between “sorry” and “shameless” aside, why in the world is this person apologizing?
Why is it frowned upon to just boldly…
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