Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Introvert's Bill of Rights

Who would have ever thought of this: A blog for shy authors who need to promote their books. Shrinking Violet Promotions is just that--marketing for introverts.

When you think about it, it makes perfect sense. The people who make the best writers (and thus the most likely authors) are most often introverts at heart. But it generally takes a huge personality to perform all the tasks needed to effectively promote a book, such as public speaking and networking. Often you see publishers solve this problem by pairing the loudmouth who has all the ideas with a coauthor or ghostwriter who does the technical heavy lifting on the manuscript and is content to stay out of the limelight.

But in the cases where that doesn't happen, and a shy author is left with the task of getting the word out about his or her book, this is an awesome blog to read.

I was particularly taken this week with the post outlining The Introvert's Bill of Rights. We introverts needn't feel guilty for needing our alone time to recharge or preferring to communicate in writing rather than verbally. I'll add to that our own introvert's mantra:

We're here.

We're shy.

Please don't talk to us.


Kelli Lawrence said...

I concur... in writing, of course :-)

Laurence Shatkin said...

I'll keep this in mind if I ever have the chance to do a second edition of 200 Best Jobs for Introverts.