Authors, Writers, Publishers, and Book Readers
We're a fantastic community. Sometimes we need to and do address issues that are brought to our attention to keep it that way.
Please be aware that constantly linking to your own work or copy/pasting it here is irritating to many other members. To those who do: you're not making yourself look good in the eyes of the community. No one likes a taker who doesn't give back to Authors.com and only makes self-serving posts. And it REALLY hurts us on Google when it's duplicate content. Read this link please to understand the consequences of posting such things for both the site and yourselves.
There is another route to raising awareness of yourself here. Helping others with queries or review requests(see the Groups for those), welcoming newcomers without being spammy about it, adding original content like new forum threads/posts, pushing the Like button on posts you think are good...these are all ways to get others to notice you enough that they'll take interest in your book or service, and you! There's more I'm sure but there's a few suggestions to get you rolling.
It's also a good idea to say hi when you get here or if you haven't already in the How did your find your way to Authors.com thread and introduce yourself there. People will normally check out your profile when you do. Your profile is the place to showcase your book or service, and even then we expect a degree of restraint e.g. no gigantic pictures that fill the whole screen, screeds of links or huge walls of text nobody will read. Keep it concise, original and informative and you can't go wrong.
In short: Don't pull a pushy salesman routine please here because it won't be tolerated. We're not a dumping ground for spam. Any such posts anywhere- blogs, forum, groups, and status messages and so on- will be treated as such. They should be reported to me via my inbox. All judged to be spammy will be deleted and repeat offenders banned.
Just play fair please, people! Thank you.