Frances Caballo’s Avoid Social Media Time Suck provides an indispensable resource for every serious writer who knows they must spend time online to achieve publishing success. This book covers a huge range of topics including how to create a brand, build author platform and solve a variety of common social media issues. Most important, it provides a cure to the black hole social media can become in an author’s schedule: four steps to make time online effective and efficient. This book is a must-have for any writer who wants to sell books to a worldwide audience and still have time to write. ~~ Nina Amir, blogger, editor, book and author coach, and author of How to Blog a Book and The Author Training Manual
Social media is no longer an option for writers – it is a required element of every author’s platform. If you’ve been avoiding Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social networks because you think tweeting and posting will take large chunks of time out of your day and leave you with little time to write, think again. Using social media to market your books doesn’t need to be time-consuming. And with the four-step formula you’ll find in this book, it won’t be.
Whether you’re a seasoned or a newbie social media user, this book will introduce you to posting schedules, timesaving applications and content-rich websites that will help you economize the time you spend using social media to promote your books. You will learn:
- How to create and perfect your author platform.
- Where great content exists on the Internet and how you can use it to further your brand within your niche.
- The importance of being social and applications that make this task easy and fun.
- Tools that enable you to track and measure your success so you can better understand the return on investment of your valuable time.
- Which tools prevent you from accessing the Internet when the time comes to sit and write that next book.
- Exercises for introverted writers to help you feel comfortable on the social web.
If you’ve avoided social media because you feel you just don’t have enough time, you’ve used it sporadically and missed the opportunity to widen your audience of readers, or you’ve been frustrated by how long it takes you to conduct social networking tasks, Avoid Social Media Time Suck is the book for you.
Avoid Social Media Time Suck is hands-down a must-have book for every author. In this fast-paced world of social media that is changing daily, authors need a clear guide to navigate this confusing terrain. This is the book! Frances Caballo provides dozens of excellent resources along with sound suggestions on how to use your precious time wisely and productively. This is my bible for social networking! —C. S. Lakin, blogger and writing coach at Live Write Thrive
My Gift to You
Here is an excerpt of the book, color-coded posting schedules so that you’ll know when to post your messages to a range of social media networks.