Maximize Your Promotional Time: A Report on Most Popular Social Networking Sites

Here is a report about the top networking sites as of March, 2013. It is a good idea to keep an eye on trends. Things can change quickly. I was surprised to see My Space rank so high. I didn’t know anybody still used that site. Last time I visited, it was so cluttered. Will have to take another look. Maybe they have redesigned it.

Top 15 Most Popular Social Networking Sites.

Build an Online Presence Without Annoying Everyone

Here’s an interesting post about the uses of social media for authors. I agree with some and not others. What do you think?

Anne R. Allen’s Blog: 12 Social Media Mistakes for Authors to Avoid.

A Primer on Pinterest for Authors

From Charlene Oldham, suggestions about using Pinterest to build an audience for your writing.

Network: How to Use Pinterest to Connect With Readers | Poets and Writers.

Building Your Social Media Community

Authors are told they need to use social media to build their platforms, but for most of us, that is easier said than done.

Click on the link below for some good advice from Sarah Nego.

Sarah Nego Writes: 3 Ways to Build Up Your Community.

To Blog or Not to Blog, That is the Question

I love QueryTracker. They send the best articles to my inbox! Here’s one to consider from author Sarah Pinneo (

Click on the link below. It may apply to you.

QueryTracker Blog: The Case Against Blogging.

My Name Is Not Bob: How to Build (or Improve) Your Writer Platform in 30 Days

When November is over, and you have revised your manuscript, written your picture books, finished your sketches, and assembled your chapbook, you might consider working on your platform. Here’s a 30 day program from Robert Lee Brewer.

My Name Is Not Bob: How to Build (or Improve) Your Writer Platform in 30 Days.

Watch, or Create, a Webinar

For those who enjoy Webinars, here’s a site that offers instruction for writers of children’s fiction.

Angela Morrison.

If you are an author and presenter, this site is an example of stellar marketing. Notice that she offers each Webinar free for 24 hours. After, that it is available for purchase. Note also the endorsements and the pitch on the page. It’s short, to the point, and very effective. The page layout is clean and simple. Even the author’s picture is good. It isn’t arty, but notice how she makes warm contact with the viewer. You can do this, too.