Office Update, Beards, and Fantasy

Video update here! In fact, I have two videos for you. First of all, an update to the office. It’s ready for me to use and I should be using it tomorrow. Take a look.

Second, the theme of beards continues, and I talk a bit about beards, fantasy, and authors with beards.

Mine is getting shaved off tomorrow. What do you think? Who has the better beard, Patrick Rothfuss or George R. R. Martin? Discuss in the comments below.

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Should You Directly Sell Your Books on Social Media?

When you go on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus, do you enjoy reading ads? Probably not. This has been one of my main problems with how I use social media. That’s changing, and I’ve seen the results. While I do publicize my blog posts on social media, I’ve been sharing/retweeting others’ posts, as well as just talking and socialising on social media. On Twitter, that’s resulted in more than doubling the rate at which I gain followers. I don’t use it as an advertising platform anymore. I found this recording of a Google Hangout by Author Hub, and it has some good advice about using social media to sell books.

What do you think? And how do you like Ashley Hewitt’s moustache? Let me know in the comments below.