Have you ever thought about collaborating with another author on social media? It’s a great way to help each other out and gain exposure in different audiences! You can do this by finding authors in your genre, and beginning a relationship with them on social media. Then once you’ve seen some reciprocation, throw out the [Read More…]
Twitter is a great way to interact with your fans, promote your work, and let the world know who you are. But if you don’t use proper etiquette, you’ll end up turning people off. For example, too many authors constantly publish self-promotional tweets. In reality, only 20% of your tweets should be self-promotional. The others [Read More…]
Are you taking advantage of the marketing opportunities provided by Pinterest? This social sharing site can create a community around your work. Find out how!
One of the most common questions among authors is what they should blog, post, and tweet about on social media. The answer depends on a number of factors, of course, including the subject of your book. But the key is not to spend all of your time promoting. Instead, focus on providing useful information that’s [Read More…]
Many people think they HAVE to use social media to market their book, but the problem with thinking that way is that it becomes too sales-like.
On March 11th, authors will be able to Tweet their book pitches to agents using the hashtag #PitMad. You must also hashtag your genre such as #YA for Young Adult, #NF for Non-Fiction, #R for Romance, etc., and are only allowed two Tweet pitches per hour, per manuscript. For more information and tips on creating [Read More…]
When using social media to market yourself and your book, you need to understand the profile of your target audience. You shouldn’t just assume anyone and everyone on social media is interested in the genre or topic of your book, or, for that matter, interested in books in general! This article gives you audience statistics [Read More…]
Many writers think that the only way to gain readership is through social media, but you should never underestimate the power of traditional marketing
For authors, social media is one of the most powerful resources for marketing your book, but there is another way to use it that you may be ignoring.