It is a feast for the eyes and a well-deserved break from the blocks of text I’m normally reading.
Don’t mistake me, Pinterest isn’t just a vacation for the eyes. It is a powerful social media network that, research indicates, will send more traffic to your website than Facebook.
If you thought Pinterest was for the DIY and crafts aficionados, think again. There are numerous ways for writers to use Pinterest to market their books and connect with your readers.
10 Quick Pinterest Tips for Writers
1. Create a pinboard for your blog and upload the images from your blog. Whenever you pin images from your website, blog or Amazon, the web address will attach to the image. Then when users repin your image, they will travel to your website when they click the image again or when they click website.
2. Do you have trouble getting your writing started in the morning. Create a pinboard of visual writing prompts and share them on Twitter and Facebook.
3. Repin images that represent the venues where characters in your novels and stories live and travel to. This board is titled Barcelona.
4. Find images that represent the clothing your characters wear and the meals they enjoy.
5. Create a pinboard of your favorite books.
6. Create a pinboard of books your colleagues have written.
7. Do you love bookstores? Create a pinboard of beautiful bookstores from around the world.
8. Writers love libraries, right? Create a inboard of libraries from around the world.
9. Create a pinboard of quotes about writing by authors.
10. Create pinboards that represent the stories you’d like to write.
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About the Author: Frances Caballo is a social media manager for writers and author of Avoid Social Media Time Suck: A Blueprint for Writers to Create Online Buzz for Their Books and Still Have Time to Write, Social Media Just for Writers: The Best Online Marketing Tips for Selling Your Books and Blogging Just for Writers. Presently, she is the Social Media Manager for the Women’s National Book Association-SF Chapter, the San Francisco Writers Conference, and the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.
Practical Tips for Marketing Your Books on the Social Web