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.
Reviews now on Goodreads will be readily accessable on the Amazon site and on Kindle. If you are marketing your book, this could be good news for you. Alternative purchasing buttons are said to remain. Ultimate impacts of the marriage between Amazon and the popular review site are unknown at this point. (You don’t have to share your Amazon purchases on Goodreads if you don’t want to.) Click on the link below for more information.
Here are some sensible networking tips for virtual or real-life marketing.
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.
From Charlene Oldham, suggestions about using Pinterest to build an audience for your writing.
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.
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.
LinkedIn, as you know, is an important way to connect with other professionals. They are about to change their look, and there are some things we need to do to optimize the effectiveness of our presence there. The link below leads to an excellent, detailed article.
Here’s another great literary agent blog. The latest post is about managing your image online. Good to think about.
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.