But, I think one of the biggest drawbacks I have is a matter which I cannot beat and that is "The Hard Sell."
Being a shy person, I don't feel happy pushing my books on people and least of all getting friends to buy them, so I can get a false Amazon rating.
I would rather people buy the book because they enjoy my writing style and the stories than because I tried to force a book down their throat as many do.
I have tried the hard sell once or twice and at the end of it, I felt dirty and I had trouble coming to terms with my actions, it wasn't me.
The bottom line reads-I can't do the hard sell as I feel dirty after a sale-this is something I need to do feel happy about and pushing the book on people makes me feel bad.