At first, I thought about how I love to write but also that I love to promote books and authors. I believe advocating for an individual’s ideas and thoughts can spark action, change, and the betterment of society. I would hawk a book sooner than a widget or a corporate entity. But then, I thought about it some more. He wanted to know if I can promote a book that’s not mine – could I push the writings of another, perhaps more than I would my own writings?
Writers should see each other as collaborators, not competitors, as we collectively assist to inform, enlighten, inspire, or entertain the world. Writers are the creative backbone of culture and society. We need a variety of books discussing varyious subjects, written in diverse styles with numerous viewpoints.
If I can help promote books to the media – and the public at large – I can assist in the shaping of how the world thinks, and ultimately, how we act towards each other.
All writers need help promoting their books. I feel lucky to be positioned to bolster the research, creativity, ideas, and narratives of others. I feel good knowing I help to improve literacy, further free speech, and raise the intellectual bar for a nation all too often focused mindlessly on celebrities, gossip, games, and recreational substances that impair the mind and dull the soul.
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