I'm Back on Scribd
I wasn't too impressed with them the first time.
They're too capricious for my liking and they're already robbing me of hits, give me a very small selection of self-identified authors (23) to follow, the Featured section is almost entirely devoted to bestselling authors with literary agents and real book contracts, leaving the independent authors like me to twist in the wind and only about half my 14 uploads are included in the Most Recent categories despite my using the proper tags. Their readcast app is a joke. Plus, they're getting ruined with ads.
In other words, Scribd hasn't changed a single bit since I left them last year. But if my writing career is going to gain any traction, I have to start expanding my network without Facebook, which I will absolutely never go back to (especially since Zuckerberg's bean counters have gone to a pay-to-play system after their IPO sank like a lead balloon). So far, through merciless pimping on both my Twitter accounts, I've managed to cobble together just over 1300 reads in about 48 hours without, miraculously, attracting a single follower. The upload below, the prologue for The Puppet Children, the third installment in the Joe Roman trilogy, seems to be getting the most play. Take a look at it, courtesy of the embed code I used. If you're on Scribd, consider following me.
PS In case you're wondering why I'm putting this up here on my political blog instead of my dedicated book blog, Kindle in the Wind, it's because Blogger can't seem to get their shit in one sock. Not all their templates support this embed code and one of them is the template I'm using for KITW. (Yeah, I know the print is tiny. This is just for show purposes, Just click on the link at the top to go to my Scribd page.)
The Puppet Children Prologue