Susan Kiernan-Lewis does a great post trashing the idea of using social networks to sell books and it is well-reasoned and well-written. Worth the read, folks.
She is wrong about me and Konrath and Eisler and Meyer. She thinks our celebrity helps us sell books. As Joe said, we write here for writers, who don’t buy books. My bestselling books are under names none of you would associate with this blog, that’s for sure. (grin) So she is correct, our books sell because of the books, not who the author is behind them.
But besides that slip at the end of her blog, it’s a great read. And something I agree with. Social media to sell books is a waste of time. (I’ll be back this evening with a post about pen names. Stay tuned. But first go read Susan’s blog.)