The Know It All

With the plethora of indie and self-published authors in this world today, one might find it difficult who do believe when they’re perusing the numerous blogs and social media posts on how best to publish your book. You might even get conflicting opinions on which social media platform is best to use. Say you want to connect your social media platforms, having your posts go out from one to the other, to get more people seeing your work.

Lately, Twitter and Facebook have offered authors and others the opportunity to have their accounts “verified” or to get the blue check mark saying you’re an important person. For an author, this can mean better visibility on the social media giants, which can translate into more sales. For any author, this is an opportunity not to be missed, especially since it doesn’t cost a thing.

However, there are those authors who have been self-publishing for a while who will claim the blue check mark doesn’t mean anything. They will decry the opportunities offered you as lies, lies, lies. These people claim you can’t post from one social media account to another, and will scream and yell at you if you’ve sent one of their posts to the “wrong place” and made it look like your post.

First, do your due diligence. Check out the links about how to verify your Twitter and Facebook accounts.

To request Twitter account verification: To Verify A Twitter Account

To request Facebook account verification: To Verify A Facebook Account

It’s not easy and more likely than not, you will be denied the opportunity. All you need to do is keep on trying. After all, as an author, you’ve become used to rejection. All you need to do is jump back and try again, and again, and again… you get the idea.

As for those who know it all and are putting you down for attempting to improve your online visibility, I have a saying for that…

I reached this glass wall with many people standing there saying it was impossible to break through. Hefting the sledge hammer off my shoulder, I swung and shattered the glass wall, walking on through while the naysayers remained behind.

Or to be more succinct, nothing is going to stop me if I think it will help me sell my books. Just like nothing stopped me from becoming a published author.

About the K.C. Sprayberry

Born and raised in Southern California’s Los Angeles basin, K.C. Sprayberry spent years traveling the United States and Europe while in the Air Force before settling in northwest Georgia. A new empty nester with her husband of more than twenty years, she spends her days figuring out new ways to torment her characters and coming up with innovative tales from the South and beyond.

She’s a multi-genre author who comes up with ideas from the strangest sources. Those who know her best will tell you that nothing is safe or sacred when she is observing real life. In fact, she considers any situation she witnesses as fair game when plotting a new story.

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