What would you do with two extra hours every day?
- Have lunch with a friend?
- Pick up a 10-hour-per-week, part-time job?
- Begin learning a new language?
- Write a book?
Today, I’m sharing an episode from another podcast because it is relevant and important for authors.
We recently had a long discussion about Leaving Social Media at AuthorMedia.social. So many people are evaluating social media and its effects on their sales, platforms, families, mental health, and Christian growth. I’ve even recorded an episode about why most authors don’t need social media and how to navigate the fragmenting of social media.
Then I learned that author and podcaster Sandy Cooper quit social media. The gurus, influencers, marketers, and publishers said it shouldn’t be done. However, Sandy felt so trapped by all the “shoulds” of social media that she had to try something different.
In fact, she did something radical; and I want to share it with you.
In this episode, you’ll learn how Sandy became an author; why and how she quit social media; and what happened to her platform, family, soul, and publishing career as a result.
Sandy has done the research and read the most recent and relevant books on the subject. She’s made her own long list of pros and cons and speaks from first-hand experience.
If you are struggling to find time to write or feel trapped by the burdensome “necessity” of social media, do not miss this episode.
Listen to the next episodes in her series at https://thescooponbalance.com/.
My publisher expects me to be on social media. What is an author to do?
What publishers really care about is sales. If your book is selling well enough, social media won’t matter. If your book is selling poorly, no amount of social media will get them to sign you for another book.