I spend a lot of time talking about books. Partly because, some of the time, it’s my job to do so. How cool is that? I also spend a fair bit of time talking about books because reading is something I do for fun, to learn, to be part of a wider community. What I struggle with is talking about the books that I’ve written. So much so that in a recent social media conversation about dream interpretation, it was pretty obvious that most of my online friends hadn’t the faintest idea I’d written a book on the subject of dreaming.
So, why am I doing such a poor job of promoting my own work? Well, for one, by the time I’ve written it, I tend to have said everything I ever wanted to say on the subject. At least for the next few years. I’m just at the moment getting interested in talking about meditation again, nearly 5 years after my meditation book came out. I also assume that you (dear reader) do not come to my blog to read me banging on about my books and trying to sell them to you.
I’m not personally attracted to authors who spend most of their time banging on about their books. The closer it is to a hard sell, the less interested I am. But at the same time, selling books makes my publisher happy (and I really like my publisher, he’s an excellent chap). Producing an income stream would make it easier to keep writing. So, if you want any of my Pagan books, they’re over here. And if you don’t, that’s fine! I’ll still blog.
It’s possible, I realise, that there may be things of interest about my books, so I’m just going to throw this open. If there’s things you’d like me to include here, pop it in the comments and I’ll see what I can do to oblige. Possibilities might include book excerpts, bits from other people reviewing my books, information about what I’m working on at the moment and why (a novel, as it happens, I’m not sure what/if to do next on the Pagan book front, again, open to suggestions!)
If you’d rather not have too much content pertaining to my books, do please say, because that’s helpful to know. The whole point of this blog is to be useful and interesting to other people, but at the moment I’m only guessing as to what delivers that.