Categorising my fantasy novels

Jo Zebedee

Aliens vs Belfast.
Oct 5, 2011
blah - flags. So many flags.
Well said.

Ok, to be more specific: this forum is just talking. I'm not trying to sell anything to you guys right now - you might decide that my books sound interesting from my posts and go out and buy them, but that would be a nice addition, not an objective. I'm thinking more of going out onto the internet to sell.

I think what drives me away is the hard-sell stuff, especially where it's done with a "lifestyle" angle. So much of it feels insincere. I realise that my own stuff doesn't have to be like that (nobody's does) but it does put me off. (And also, more broadly, there's so much unpleasantness on social media these days that it's offputting generally.)
I think I’m considered reasonably successful as a marketeer. Certainly people ask my advice.

Have you ever seen me do a hard sell? I’d cringe and cry in the corner if I had to.

Be you. You’re lovely. Chat to people. Tell them what you write but not to sell it but because it’s interesting.

Toby Frost

Well-Known Member
Jan 22, 2008
Thanks Jo, much appreciated!

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