Adventures in Self-Publishing: Using Social Media to Promote your Book

Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 16, 2014 4:11 PM EDT Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove
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The difference between success and time suck is a well-thought out plan to reach the right target market

Last time I promised to talk about setting up Twitter and Facebook pages. For many people this should be the easiest part of establishing a Web presence, since so many folks already use one or both services. If you’re one of them , the biggest challenge may be to unlearn existing habits and start using social media in a very different and more purposeful way than before (after all, unless your book is about LOL cats, pointers to their Youtube videos isn’t likely to help sell your book). If you’re not, the biggest challenge won’t be setting up the pages (which is easy) but finally taking the plunge into a bottomless pit that you may understandably have been scrupulously avoiding for a long time. Like me.

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