Was there a reason to my madness?
Facebook author page
This month, against my better judgement I opened a new page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AlanWPlace , in the insane hope it would raise my profile a little.
I didn't expect much, and I wasn't disappointed by the total apathy I received on line, despite being posted across Facebook, Twitter, and Tumbl'r to countless "followers of followers," the page is an unmitigated flop - again.
I could pay for "likes" and "followers," but what is the point to doing that? All you get is a list of anonymous names of people who have no idea who you are, what you do, and couldn't care either way.
My concept as an #indieauthor is all outlay must be calculated against any income. If I'm paying out $25 for promotion, I need to guarantee some income, and I can't. To me as an #indie $25 constitutes over 4 months income on @Draft2Digital . If you want to calculate the cost on Amazon, it comes to more than 3 years income.
The long road
It's been a long, hard road to get some recognition for my work; at times I thought it wasn't the worth the time and trouble - and still do - if it hadn't been for Draft2Digital & Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/alan+place?fs=0&_requestid=214585 I doubt I would be where I am. I have earned a reputation for writing #scifi in the USA, and this has kept me going.
In all honesty, I cannot think why I re-opened a Facebook page, when all my other attempts failed as badly as this one appears to be doing -insanity or desperation - take your pick.