Inkshares etiquette

Created almost 3 years ago by Seth Swanson with 3 comments
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Img 0137 p bw C. Brennecke · Author · added almost 3 years ago
This is a great topic, @Seth Swanson !

To my knowledge, there is no set guide other than the 
Terms of Service. But, you can always ask for opinions here if you’re worried about something. You can usually get a sense of popular opinion by reading what has been shared on this forum and on the Goodreads forum as well.

Pitches can be used whenever and however you like, but as Christopher mentioned, you can only pitch an individual once. And, you can only "recommend" a particular project once. 

Portrait Christopher Huang · Author · added almost 3 years ago
I believe the system is supposed to be set up so that you can pitch to people once and only once. I’ve had a couple of occasions where I’ve been able to pitch to people that I thought I’d already pitched to, but that could just be my memory being silly. Spamming (by which I assume you mean "repeatedly pestering") individual people might not be possible here.
Profile Seth Swanson · Author · edited 9 months ago · 2 likes
I’m kind of new around here. I’ve been taking my time, looking through books and authors, browsing the forums and such just to get a feel for everything. Something I haven’t come across yet is a sort of "Best Practices" guideline for what’s considered polite and what’s considered annoying. Of course, I might have just missed it, which is not beyond me.

Its possible to abuse the hell out of any social platform and start spamming the hell out of people in an effort to get noticed, and that’s something I like to avoid. What I’d love to hear is how successful authors go about making contacts and getting attention for their book. 

A specific question I have is when to, and when not to, pitch your book to someone.