Tagged: Social media

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Pinterest for Writers

First, remember that Pinterest is not a promotion or sale site, it’s simply another social media site except that it’s geared around pictures. For a writer, a Pinterest page allows readers to get to know the writer as a person, as well as your work. Your goal with Pinterest is to engage readers. So, with that in mind: Create a Pinterest page for you as a writer. Not your book or books, but something like John...

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Facebook Traffic – Boost vs Giveaways

Many of you, I have seen, post questions regarding Facebook Boosts/Ads, how to use them properly, are they worth it, etc. I did an experiment using two different forms. Number one was paying $10 to Facebook Ads, number two was offering two $5 Amazon gift cards to fans (again, only $10). Here is what I came up with: Experiment One (Using a Facebook Boost) On 5/13 I paid the $10 to reach potentially 850 to...

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Pinterest – A picture is worth a thousand words

A picture is worth a thousand words, especially with Pinterest. This is where having a great cover makes a tremendous difference.  An intriguing cover will draw the interest of Pinterest viewers As with all social media, though, it is social media. It’s not just about promoting your books, but about getting to know you, the author, so you need to post more than just your covers. Post about you. What inspires you as a person or what inspired your...

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The Indie Author’s quick guide to Twitter

In a new feature, we’ve decided to provide some quick guides to various social networks, from our social media based moderator (Kai).  Remember too, that we have our own Twitter and Facebook page, and will be launching a Pinterest profile for our members soon! The Quick guide to Twitter Twitter is a basic social network where you can post tweets, which are 140 characters or less.  Tweets are designed to be short and sweet –...

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A day in the indie life

Indies have to work their butts off. We have to cover everything (which isn’t exactly different from working as a traditionally published writer, other than the idea that we also source our editors and other stuff), and we have to do it, plus stand up against the idea that indies are somehow deficient. Many indie authors ask how my day works out – so I thought I’d share. 7am – up with the kids. Both...