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message 1: by Leila (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 770 comments How do you market your book and what tips can you share? I mostly use Goodreads and Facebook to build connections, but have also used Youtube, Twitter, and blogging...


message 2: by Leila (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 770 comments I have been working on my (neglected) author promotion blog, and have just uploaded an article on how to use Twitter for beginners. Check it out if you are interested - http://www.spread-the-word.co.za/twit...
Leila x


message 3: by Patti (new)

Patti Graham | 5 comments Well I've spent so much time this week trying to develop my social network with Facebook. It has been fun and I've learned so much. We'll see if it helps me connect with more people AND ultimately sell more books.

Feel free to check out my new Facebook Page. It always make an author feel good to have people "Like" them. (wink)

https://www.facebook.com/PattiGrahams...


message 4: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Rasley | 173 comments Who else is using Pinterest? I have created boards for several of my books. Just started a board of photos in my most recent book, "Pilgrimage -- Sturgis to Wounded Knee and Back, a Memoir". More photos will be added. http://pinterest.com/pin/278167714456...

Let me know if you need advice on how to use this tool.


message 5: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Holme (natashaholme) | 109 comments Jeffrey wrote: "Who else is using Pinterest?"

I'm using Pinterest. One board for my book, other boards for themes related to my book:

- Diaries
- Eating disorder recovery
- LGBT activism
- Lesbians

pinterest.com/natashaholme


message 6: by Shannon (new)

Shannon Polson (shannonhuffmanpolson) | 13 comments Hi Jeffrey and Natasha,

I'm using Pinterest for my forthcoming memoir North of Hope: A Daughter's Arctic Journey as well but honestly haven't developed mine very much - so ideas welcome! I have one board for my book, and a few others for themes as well.

http://pinterest.com/aborderlife/nort...
http://pinterest.com/aborderlife/bears/
http://pinterest.com/aborderlife/grie...
http://pinterest.com/aborderlife/alas...
http://pinterest.com/aborderlife/fait...


message 7: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Holme (natashaholme) | 109 comments Ooh, the Alaska photos are pretty, Shannon. I bulked my boards out at first by doing Google image searches on my boards' subjects. I then pinned images later as I found them.


message 8: by Patti (new)

Patti Graham | 5 comments Shannon,

I really like the cover for North of Hope. Who did it?

Good luck!


message 9: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Holme (natashaholme) | 109 comments Patti wrote: "Shannon, I really like the cover for North of Hope."

Yes, it's gorgeous. I was going to say the same, but was too trigger happy with the 'post' button.


message 10: by Judith (new)

Judith Hannan (judithhannan) | 11 comments I started using Twitter a few months ago. I'm not sure of its impact on book sales in the long run, but it's an interesting exercise to figure out what to tweet. I wrote about it in a recent blog post at the following link: http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_... 690-through-the-eye-of-twitter


message 11: by Leila (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 770 comments Hi Judith, that link didn't work for me, I was taken to Laurie Halse Anderson's blog which didn't seem to be about Twitter! Also when I clicked on the blog link, it was no longer there.


message 12: by Dave (new)

Dave | 11 comments Shannon wrote: "Hi Jeffrey and Natasha,

I'm using Pinterest for my forthcoming memoir North of Hope: A Daughter's Arctic Journey as well but honestly haven't developed mine very much - so ideas welcome! I have on..."


I haven't used Pinterest, but seeing your post has piqued my curiosity. Do you find it's helpful in promoting your book?


message 13: by Judith (new)

Judith Hannan (judithhannan) | 11 comments Hi Leila. Trying again. Thanks for your interest. ow.ly/heXZO


message 14: by Leila (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 770 comments I use Pinterest for a different business of mine, though I do have a favorite reads board in there!

Dave, I recommend using Facebook and Twitter first and foremost, as well as Goodreads (obviously). If there is extra time after all that, there are other social networks worth looking into, but I'd say that Pinterest would come after the ones listed above.

What I found is that readers usually 'pin' favorite books anyway and the word gets spread 'repinned' around Pinterest without any effort on behalf of the author :)


message 15: by Leila (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 770 comments Judith wrote: "Hi Leila. Trying again. Thanks for your interest. ow.ly/heXZO"

Judith that is such a funny article! Brilliant. I would love to share it. Do you only have a blog on Goodreads, or is there an external blog link where I can point people to go?


message 16: by Leila (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 770 comments Speaking of Twitter, Richard has started a Twitter account for the Memoirs Only Library. Please follow it if you can and tweet about it, as all the books on the library are from members of this group! Follow him here https://twitter.com/memoirsonly


message 17: by Dave (new)

Dave | 11 comments Thanks, Leila.


message 18: by Judith (new)

Judith Hannan (judithhannan) | 11 comments Hi Leila. Right now I only keep a blog on Goodreads. At some point, I will probably keep an external one but I'm not set up for that yet. Thanks for your interest.


message 19: by Leila (new)

Leila Summers (leilasummers) | 770 comments Okay, do you know if anyone can read a blog post on Goodreads then without being signed in?


message 20: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Holme (natashaholme) | 109 comments Leila wrote: "Okay, do you know if anyone can read a blog post on Goodreads then without being signed in?"

You could check in a different browser, without being signed in. So, if you're signed into Goodreads using FireFox, you could paste the web address into Internet Explorer without being signed in. See if the page is the same?


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