The real world is filled with people who live quiet, productive, uneventful lives. These are not the characters you’ll meet in author John D. Ottini’s world of twisted fiction.
Elevated Madness & Other Stories consists of 11 short stories that will amuse, shock, and enlighten you. The twists and turns in each story will keep you guessing until the conclusion, where you’ll be left shaking your head and wondering, “Why didn’t I see that coming?”
It took several years, but my book, People Behaving Badly has finally reached a milestone of 30 reviews on Amazon. The great news is that it has maintained a 4.4 (out of 5) star rating, which is not to shabby.
Thank you to everyone who has read the book and left a review on Amazon and on GoodReads. I greatly appreciate it.
Next Milestone will be 50 Reviews. That’s when Amazon takes noticed and hopefully will help in promoting the book.
Several months ago, after someone hacked into my Facebook account, I decide to take a hiatus from using the platform.
At the time, I was a bit apprehensive in doing so because I thought I’d miss the interaction with friends, family and my book readers, and because I would no longer be able to promote my books on my Facebook Authors page.
My gravest concern was that abandoning my Facebook page would have a detrimental effect on my ability to advertise and sell my books. It’s not like I sell thousands of books, so any drop in book sales would be very noticeable and disappointing to me.
Fortunately, none of that happened. After weeks of not posting to my account, I’ve noticed no difference in book sales. What I did notice, is that now that I’m no longer bombard with all the negativity, intolerance and pure crap I subjected myself to on Facebook, I’m a happier person and enjoy my life a lot more than I did.
Does this mean that I’ll never post in my Facebook account ever again? No, but when I do I’ll be very deliberate and selective about my postings and I will probably focus more on my Author Page and not so much on my personal stuff.
So, if you don’t see me posting on a regular basis, fear not… everything is okay.
For all of you who enjoy using Facebook, keep doing what you’re doing. Be happy!
For those of you who don’t, I’m here to tell you that there is indeed life after Facebook and it’s all good.