I need some feedback please from both sides. I am filling the role of publicisit/literary agent for an author. It's my task to promote books while he's busy writing new books. I seem to be getting my hand smacked far too often no matter which way I represent things. See questions below. Readers- When you post on forums or social media specifically asking for book recommendations, do you feel spammed if an author or publicist replies with their book as the suggestion? Would you prefer to be told that the suggestion is being made by the author or representative? Does that affect your opinion negatively if it's stated? Authors- When you are doing online networking, marketing, or promotion, do you feel scorned or admonished by some forums if you mention your book? I swear, I think I have garlic breath in certain forums. lol I am not aggressive with my marketing, I don't spam continuously. I make one post in the appropriate section of the forum I am on at the time and then I simply actively participate in other topic discussions. (see my example on this forum in the shameless self promotion section, lol ) Anyone else feel like they should watch over their shoulder constantly for the next bonk on the noggin for mentioning your book title???