To Be a Successful Author, Use Social Media Wisely

I met this author on Twitter this morning. He offers amazing practical advice for writers. This post is about avoiding social media trainwrecks and it is a must-read for newbies to the social media scene. It’s good for veterans, too.

Take a look at this post, and the rest of his excellent blog by clicking on the link below.

The Social Media ‘Train Wreck’ That All Authors Must Avoid | Bestseller Labs.

Don’t Use Discussion Forums to Pitch Your New Book

I do not self-publish, but this article about writers in discussion forums is  for everyone. Thanks for drawing it to my attention, Julie Hedlund.

Forum Etiquette: Selling Your Book in Discussion Forums? Don’t!.

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 (http://www.sarahpinneo.com).

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

QueryTracker Blog: The Case Against Blogging.

Set Up a Facebook Page for Your Book

Here’s an easy guide to help you set up a Facebook page for your new book. People can “Like” your page and see your book-related posts without being a “friend.” You can also reserve the pictures of your sister’s baby for your personal wall.

You Can Create a Facebook Page for Your Book | The Official BookBuzzr Blog.

Becoming a More Effective Blogger

Just before National Novel Writing Month began, I launched a personal campaign to integrate my far-flung online presence. It has been fun, and I have met some wonderful new people.

I am also learning slowly how to use this site to greater advantage. Here are three blogs about blogging I am going to start following. Take a look. You may want to follow them to.

3 Bloggers Every Serious Blogger Should Be Following | Michael Hyatt.

Facebook Pages vs. Profiles for Authors | Nathan Bransford, Author

If you’ve heard you need a Facebook presence, but you don’t want to bother with “friending” everyone or sharing personal information with complete strangers, never fear. There are some very easy ways to accomplish this. Nathan Bransford tells all in this pithy and practical post. You will be set up in no time.

Facebook Pages vs. Profiles for Authors | Nathan Bransford, Author.