What I learned about Pinterest for Writers

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Last week, I decided to spend some time researching how writers can use Pinterest to further their writers’ platform. My philosophy is that in order to reach the people, you need to be where the people are. Right now, they are on Pinterest. Why? I still think Pinterest is definitely the place to showcase your…

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Why Authors Should Use Pinterest to Build Readers

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What is Pinterest and Why it’s beating Facebook & Twitter? Pinterest has been around since early 2010, and serves as a digital “corkboard.” Users create boards and pin pictures to those boards, effectively building a corkboard of photos about a particular subject. More than 80% of users, called Pinners, are women age 35 and older…

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Facebook Video Crossposting: Make New Friends!

Video is king on the Internet! It is. Listen, I know we’re writing books, but by 2020, EIGHTY PERCENT of consumer Internet traffic will be video. Video gives your reader a feeling of being in the “in-crowd” and that’s how you’re going to get them talking about your next book. Readers buy books from people…

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Popular Instagram Hashtags for Writers

When you’re thinking through your Instagram best practices, think about hashtags. Instagram Hashtag Instagram is not like Twitter, where one or two is considered acceptable. For Instagram, you can use up to thirty hashtags. Yep thirty. But place them appropriately. In the caption, only put three. You don’t want to clutter up your caption. Then…

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Authors On Instagram

Are you on Instagram? These days, everyone is. It’s the hottest growing social media platform around the globe, and well worth an author’s time to look at it. If you are still on the fence, the stats below indicate that authors on Instagram have a lot of potential readers to reach. If you aren’t sure…

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Best Reasons for Writers to be on Twitter

Twitter is closing in on 330 million active monthly users and 30% of them have 6-figure salaries, 80% are affluent millennials.  Authors, publishers, business people, reporters, celebrities, and politicians are all on Twitter. If for no other reason than to find out what’s going on, you should be on Twitter. But as a writer, more…

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