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I have tons of pics related to my research for Altearth. I've been using individual pics in my newsletter. Maybe Pinterest could hold the larger collection.
It's very visually oriented. I have a few strategies that I'm using with it but learning about the platform and watchig what writers in my genre do with it is helping as well (and in some cases, what not to do).I have tons of pics related to my research for Altearth. I've been using individual pics in my newsletter. Maybe Pinterest could hold the larger collection.
I started simply by posting pins on boards related to what I write, so vintage era pics, hairstyles, make up, fashion, etc. Western anything, etc. Then I set up a pin board where I have romance quotes where I'll eventually start creating my own pins with my own quotes from my books. It's a slow progression...but basically I'm still in the early stages of building an audience there. It's going to take me a while but eventually it's the social media I will be using to market my books. My sales have increased a little since I started using Pinterest, but not by much. At least, not yet.Doh. Obvious. I need to look up some authors on Pinterest (I also have an account at Instagram) and see what they are doing. Thx!
This is something I hadn't heard of before. It seems like it'd be a cool thing to do. Plus, even if the person doesn't read the sample chapters right away, they might still keep them and remember for later - maybe?This year, same con, we had physical books and sold quite a few of them by giving away a chapbook with sample chapters and waiting for them to come back for the rest.
Yes, exactly. In the back of each chapbook we put our website, e-mail. all of our social media links, and where people could buy the book and its sequel.This is something I hadn't heard of before. It seems like it'd be a cool thing to do. Plus, even if the person doesn't read the sample chapters right away, they might still keep them and remember for later - maybe?
Seattle is well-known for its cons so you're good there. I'm not so sure about Portland but it's only a few hours away (for some reason I thought you were also in WA).Nor here, Chessie. I'm in Idaho. I could go to cons on the West Coast, but I'm already spending thousands on my writing and the cons would only add thousands more. At least when I spend money on editors and cover artists, I can see the return on investment. Even so, I'm going to try to find *one* to attend in the coming year. Seattle and Portland seem the likely candidates. Maybe Vancouver. Not San Francisco--too expensive!