In every webinar and one-on-one session we give, Joyce and I talk about the importance of controlling your presence on the internet. One of the steps in that process is to Google yourself once in a while from different computers. Personally, I have a timer in my calendar that prompts me to Google myself once a month, but you obviously don’t need to be that prescriptive.
This time when I Googled my own name, I found nothing surprising, but Googling the titles of my books, I came out with an interesting finding.
When I clicked on that top link for the Pickering Library, I found that Jewel of the Thames is one of the books in their 2017 ‘Battle of the Books‘ competition.
Long-story short, I emailed the library and thanked them for including Jewel, and am now making arrangements to come by for a visit to these fine students who will be participating in the Battle of the Books.
Why Google yourself? This is why:
An important connection is made, the Library gets the thanks they deserve, and maybe some kids get a bit of a real-life thrill meeting a local author.
This is to say nothing of the value to your brand and your book sales.