I was reading a forum and an author came on to say that now she has published her first novel with a big publisher and told us that she lived on a farm and then had the audacity to say "and now I've have managed to crack 'the big time' with no training! I'd love to share my tips with you." A bookseller replied that they are happy to promote Australian authors and was interesting in promoting it in her stall to which the author replied. "Have you read my book?" I get the author is excited on having her work published and in bookstore. But you don't crack the big time unless it becomes an international hit movie etc. I read the blurb and it reads similar to the plot of Australia. Is it shameless to promote one's own work on a website and then brag about giving helpful tips?