Social media is vital to spreading the word about your writing across the Web. People aren’t going to magically happen upon your website, so you have to find them where they hang out and tell them about it.
Think of an author platform as a living, breathing thing. So breathe some life into yours! Here’s our latest links roundup with a bunch of helpful hints about social media for writers.
How Important Is Building A Brand Name For An Author? via Wheatmark — Atilla Vekony discusses why building a brand name is so important for authors. When readers walk into a bookstore, they need to remember your name, right? So doing the legwork now to expand your brand and establish your credibility as a writer can only help you in the long run.
Authors: How to Choose the Best Social Media Platform for Marketing Your Book via Social Media Today — While every writer needs to utilize social media networks to promote his/her work, sometimes it’s best to focus your self-promotion energy on a few networks instead of jumping into all of them. Becky Sangha provides tips on how to pick the best platforms to use as an author trying to promote a self-published book.
Anyone Can Play: Platforms For Experimenting And Collaborating via The Writing Platform — While writing tends to be a solitary profession (or a hobby), there are people in the industry constantly seeking ways to make writing a more interactive experience. Joanna Ellis discusses some of the latest collaborative platforms you can use to expand your writing.
6 Things Every Author Website Needs via aptdesign — Author websites are fantastic promotional tools for writers, but it’s important to understand that just posting text on your website and hoping for the best isn’t going to cut it. Aptdesign discusses six key factors that every author website needs.
6 Tips to Grow Your Twitter Followers via jeffbullas.com — As a continuous Twitter user, Daniel Sharkov compiled six tips to help people increase their Twitter following. As he points out, expanding your Twitter following results in gaining more visitors to your blog or website.
Photo by Nieve44/Luz.