Cult of Personalilty

G. Derek Adams – Author of Spell/Sword
Who wouldn’t buy this guy’s book?

I’ve received some stern advice since putting up my Facebook page for Spell/Sword.

[COUGH….you can like it by clicking that shiny box over there, to the right of the screen….COUGH.]

I need to actually tell people about myself. I need to make it reasonably easy for people to know my name, my backstory, what feats I selected at character creation, etc. This is one of the many ‘Duh’ moments that I’m guaranteed to keep having as I explore the world of self-publishing.

It makes total sense. Whenever I investigate a new book I immediately want to know who wrote it. Are they someone I would hang out with? Are they cool? Would they be nice to my dog?

[Which would be hard. My dog’s kind of a jerk.]

Most of the authors that I truly enjoy pass these simple tests — with a few making their way to coveted Birthday Party Status. I want them to come to my birthday party, so we can be Forever Friends.

I need to start crafting my public persona with a little more care. I’m putting the book out there all on my lonesome, so if I’m EXTREMELY LUCKY a prospective reader may look at my personal details ONCE. 

No pressure.

I’m going to be updating the About page of the site here, and also putting up some personal information on the Facebook page.