Perhaps the book is spectacular.
Perhaps it's utter crap.
But that's for the reader to decide. One of my pet peeves is to always be blasted by people telling you that their product is the best thing out there.
Apparently, that's what you have to do in marketing, and I despise it. A lot.
My dream is that my writing will speak for itself, and people will willingly talk about it and recommend it to others.
And I won't have to be a pushy salesperson.
Still, no one is talking about it, or recommending it (as near as I can tell)... and they're not doing it because I cannot market effectively.
It's so annoying.
The thing is, I've researched marketing. I read, and read, and read on the subject. None of it sinks in. I remember facts about pre-history I've learned years and years ago, but nothing about the pamphlet on marketing I read yesterday.
I'm frustrated. Not at you, readers. You're not the problem. I am.
I'm doing what I can, and it's not enough.
Right, on with writing. Have a good Tuesday everyone!
To excel or exceed in bombast, magniloquence, or violence. From the character of Herod who, in the old miracle plays, was always represented as arrogant.
- Edward Lloyd's Encyclopaedic Dictionary, 1895