Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Do public FANS make the author?
Why does Han Storm have so 'few' publicly announced followers or fans on Social Media?
This question seems to come up time and again, and had been answered numerous times before, the latest version of this question being: "It is sad to see you have such a low amount of fans on social media."
In most commercial circles, it matters greatly to have outgoing, enthusiastic fans to promote your books, to back your writing up, to introduce you to other readers and the greater public at large.
In niche circles, some authors prefer to stay out of the limelight for various reasons, only introducing Social Media connections due to repeated reader requests or publisher pressure. Each public forum is carefully selected for specific purposes and serves those purposes as is expected from them.
I smile when people remark on the 'low' amount of fans The Chronicles of Han Storm is publicly associated with on Social Media. I am aware of how many people have read The Chronicles of Han Storm, how many people across the globe actually follow The Chronicles of Han Storm Social Media sites on an unannounced and private level.
So why does Han Storm have so 'few' publicly announced followers or fans on Social Media?
The answer is short and incomprehensible. As our beloved AJM used to say: "Han is complicated, never mind Beyond Words!"
I thank every person who regularly visits these Social Media sites, assuring me that there is immense interest shown.
I am grateful for the individuals who publicly associate themselves with Han.
I respect those who prefer to stay private and out of the public eye for their own reasons.
I also thank all the readers who purchase the books, making it possible for me to continue writing more adventures of Han.
When you have read The Chronicles of Han Storm, there is no need for fancy words or to publicly state your association, fandom, or anything else for that matter.
Just enjoy the books!