Oh, look, Facebook is pulling its usual reindeer games
I’m talking about their plan to charge fees for any post they consider “advertising,” which includes posts about book releases, upcoming books, books in progress, etc. Apparently all we’ll be allowed to post for free are pictures of kittens and links to Buzzfeed videos. Considering that book promotion is pretty much why I have a FB account in the first place, I can’t honestly say I’m too pleased about this.
But it’s their playground so whatever. That being said, I still need to promote my books (frex Breaker Zone should have a release date Any Day Now) so it looks like I’ll be posting here much more often than I have in the past, very possibly on a daily basis. I also have a Twitter account and a Google+ account, and I probably should set up that Ello account while I’m at it, but the nice thing about the blog is that it’s all under my control and I can write as long as I want to.
I also need to ask y’all a question. Is there any interest in a brief, informative, and ideally hilarious monthly newsletter? If there is, I’ll set up a sign-up sheet and go investigate reasonable ways of doing this that won’t spam people (to be honest, I’ll probably just ask Tiffany Reisz what she does because her setup seems to be quite cool).
It’s bad enough that the EU is instituting their stupid VAT laws that means I won’t be able to self-publish there. Sometimes technology is just not what it’s cracked up to be.