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#1 Letitia

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 09:05 PM

Has anyone tried that? Just wondering if it's a viable option for building a platform, either on Twitter or on Tumblr. Sometimes gaining a fandom seems entirely random and not a result of working hard on your novel and being engaged in social media. I'm following tons of authors on Twitter, but they won't interact with me so I'm trying to find a new avenue to attract attention.

 

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:16 AM

I've put quotes on Pinterest. It went over pretty well. Netted me a bunch of new followers for some of them. Of course, I haven't been on Pinterest in months, so that's likely to have dropped off.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 09:34 AM

I was thinking about putting quotes on my Facebook page. It's not an author page, but maybe if people like them, they'd share....



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:34 AM

I haven't tried it yet, but I think it might garner some interest as long as you don't go overboard. Here and there would probably work, especially if you utilize the hashtags to your advantage. I just happen to follow a couple of authors that post quotes from their books constantly, which makes me start feeling like I'm being spammed. Especially when it's the same quote multiple times in a row. :P



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:48 PM

I've put quotes on Pinterest. It went over pretty well. Netted me a bunch of new followers for some of them. Of course, I haven't been on Pinterest in months, so that's likely to have dropped off.

 

Oh, good, that opens up another question entirely: how useful has Pinterest been for you as an author? I have no idea what it's actually for so I didn't know if it would be helpful for me to get an account. The general consensus is very wishy washy about using it to market one's novel. Even if you're no longer active on it, would you care to tell me your experience using it? I'd be grateful. 


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:50 PM

I haven't tried it yet, but I think it might garner some interest as long as you don't go overboard. Here and there would probably work, especially if you utilize the hashtags to your advantage. I just happen to follow a couple of authors that post quotes from their books constantly, which makes me start feeling like I'm being spammed. Especially when it's the same quote multiple times in a row. :P

 

Okay. Good to know someone else has tried it. I'd definitely be careful not to spam, which is unfortunately what happens with some authors I follow. Thanks for the input! 


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#7 Andrea Lambert

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 03:17 PM

I think if you mix it up and don't do it too much a well-chosen quote is totes fine. I've put quotes from my novel on Tumblr too and then found other quotes other fans unbeknownst to me posted and it's always like the best Christmas present in the world to know that someone you don't know somehow read your book.

 

I do have one Facebook friend, though, who incessantly quotes his book on Facebook. It's getting kind of pretentious and old. It's good to mix content like that up with a bunch of other stuff so it doesn't seem spammy. I think a few quotes here and there are a good idea, and who knows, they might be that rogue tweet that goes viral.


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#8 Andrea Lambert

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 04:20 AM

Oh, and about Pinterest for writers, as someone asked.

 

I think if you're a writer trying to build a platform as one must all the social media you have time for is the right idea.

 

I use Pinterest avidly not to promote my book, just because it's fun. Sometimes I do pin my paintings and collages on there, though. As I have a public figure account and my website is on there some of my website click stats do come from Pinterest. If those dear souls buy a book or read an Internet thing then I am promoting my writing on Pinterest, but by providing good content that gets people curious, not just by endlessly pinning my book cover.

 

The Internet is a vast rabbit-hole that people love to get lost in. Social media like Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr, all of which I am active on, are a way to lead people on the rabbit hole back to your website where they can learn more and perhaps buy or read something. Plus you may find you enjoy it. The internet is fun!


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LORAZEPAM & THE VALLEY OF SKIN: EXTRAPOLATIONS ON LOS ANGELES from valeveil: http://www.valeveil.se/posts/196
 

HAUNTING MUSES from Bedazzled Ink on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/194383752X

 

WRITING THE WALLS DOWN: A CONVERGENCE OF LGBTQ VOICES from Trans-Genre Press: http://trans-genre.n...the-walls-down/
 
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