I have a timer in my calendar that prompts me to Google myself once a month, because I don’t like to miss reviews or when someone is talking about me or my books.
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.
Google: Jewel of the Thames, the title of my first book.
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.
The Pickering Library Battle of the Books page
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. How often do you guys Google yourselves?