While it was full of digs at editors, they seemed to appreciate it, but a lot of readers were scandalised because it was too different.
Do I care? No! I'm sorry it hasn't sold as well as Wayward Ink would have liked, because I appreciate the risk they took in publishing it.
So, I've decided to use Tyler to explore more aspects of the industry. Facebook and Social Media for one. In the process, I will share what I learn.
Like with the book, it is up to the reader to take from it what they will.
I'm going to start with Facebook pages. I have a couple already: "Dirk Vanden" and "Fans of John Wiltshire" . I put these up because at that time, the authors weren't on social media. It was my contribution to help spread the word about their writing. They were fan pages.
Since then John has bitten the bullet and braved social media himself, but sadly, Dirk passed away a few years ago.
So here for starters are two ways pages can work. Dirk, a contemporary of Victor Banis, was a pioneer in the field, so I am leaving up as a memorial to his writing. I'm not sure who gets royalties if there are any. Hopefully any sales go to his good friend, Tom.
I keep John's page going because it is a collection of links to his books and reviews. John can therefore use his own timeline to interact with his readers and comment on things non book related as well.
Facebook pages have their uses.
I asked what people thought about the value of having a Facebook page and had some interesting responses (but would like more) Some felt it took too much time away from writing. Another comment was that they were useless now as Facebook tweaked things so that the only way they were worth their while was if people paid to boost posts.
So I'm going to investigate these sorts of issues and use my Tyler Knoll Facebook page to experiment and then share the findings. Invites to "like" my page will go out. Be prepared!
Facebook has a fair amount of statistical analysis of pages. These too I will deal with and try to make some sense of. Taking the headache of needing to do so away from you. (Get the pun in the name yet???)
That's it for starters. https://www.facebook.com/TylerKnollwriting/
Watch this space......