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.

Amazon Buys Goodreads: What it Could Mean to Authors

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.

Amazon Buys Goodreads: The Impact On Authors Book Sales | Bestseller Labs.

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.

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.

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.

Get Ready for the New LinkedIn

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.

Preparing for the New LinkedIn Design, How to Optimize Your Page and Profile | Social Media Examiner.

Advice on Online Presence and More from Agent Jennifer Laughran

Here’s another great literary agent blog. The latest post is about managing your image online. Good to think about.

Jennifer Represents…: Who Am I, Anyway?.

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.