My eBooks are beginning to take off gently. A few books clubs are reading them and some really good reviews are beginning to appear. As I browse forums and blogs I begin to see an interesting pattern. Authors who push their own work on reader’s forums tend to be resented. I see many complaining and saying they will blacklist such self-promotion. I have some sympathy for this feeling and I have resisted pushing myself or trying to get false reviews. I have a strong believe that if the work is good enough it will gain readers on merit, all be it slower.
I write because I’m a storyteller in the old Irish tradition. I love the creative process and want real reader appreciation, not something false, bought or unearned.