Pinterest for Authors: A Newbie’s GuidePosted: May 13, 2015 | |
Building your author platform? I’m over at Aussie Owned and Read, giving some advice on setting up a Pinterest account.
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If you’re a new author who is looking to build your social media platform, either before you start querying agents or because you’ve got a deal and have been told it’s something you need to work on, then you might want to consider Pinterest, the image-sharing website. It’s less demanding than a blog, Facebook or Twitter… although it can be just as much of a time vampire if you let it.
Still, with a bit of self-discipline, it can be a way to promote yourself and your books, while also being a great source of inspiration for your writing.
What should I pin?
Look at creating at least ten boards on different themes, and having at least the same number of pins in each. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Have a board directly relating to each of your books or to each series. I have a board for my
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