Social media is vital to spreading the word about your writing across the Web. People aren’t going to magically stumble 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.
3 Simple Questions Your Website Should Answer via Men with Pens—We highly recommend that every author have a website, but to simply have your picture and biography posted on a page won’t cut it. Jesse Lancos provides the three questions readers need to have answered when they visit your author website.
30 Creative Commons & Royalty Free Websites for Finding Great Images via Blueglass—Not everyone has the funds to buy expensive stock photography for all of their website or blogging needs. Chelsea Blacker’s list will point you toward the best sites when you’re looking for free images.
5 Reasons RELATIONSHIPS Are The Core of Your Author Platform via We Grow Media—When using social media to promote your work, consistently posting automated updates without interacting with your followers isn’t as productive as it may seem. The whole point of social media is to be social. In this article, Dan Blank discusses how these relationships can benefit authors.
3 Reasons Content Marketers Should Think Like News Editors via Mark Ragan—Once you begin fostering relationships through social media, it’s time to keep readers engrossed in your content. You can engage your followers by valuing the power of news and monitoring trends.
Content Marketing: The Game [Infographic] via WordTracker—Marketing your work can be tricky, but thinking of it as a game may help trigger those strategy synapses in your brain. Check out this infographic from Wordtracker to spark your marketing creativity!
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