Only if your desire is to take every opportunity to develop your brand.
Sometimes your book is a big business card. It opens doors to speaking engagments at book clubs, writing groups, service clubs, schools and other organizations.
Being accessible is important.
On the average, everyone knows two hundred people who also know two hundred people. This is a potential 40,000 opportunities to expand your brand.
A small percentage of authors and writers place their email address in their Google Plus profile. Even fewer show a business phone number although one is available, free, through Google.
My Google number allows me to screen calls by giving me the persons name when I answer. I then have the option of accepting or rejecting the call with a message and opportunity for the caller to leave a message.
What is your long term objective for authoring a book? To sell the average of 200 books to your family and friends? Or is your vision much greater?
Do you see yourself as a well known author? A well known speaker? An influencer? A teacher?
Can you see a business locking its door so that no one can enter? No phone number available to customers? No opportunity to communicate?
That business won’t last long.
Change something today to make your tomorrow better.
Literary Strategist, LLC