Well, I finally did it. I joined Pinterest. I’ve been a member of Facebook, Twitter, and Google + for quite some time, but I’ve decided to expand.
To market my future books, I need to use as many means as possible to advertise. Joining social media is important, but not the biggest way to market. However, this way is useful for interacting with readers outside of blog comments. For each of my blog posts, I make a post on the social media sites. I have the largest number of followers on Twitter, more than 1600 at this time, while my Facebook pages are lowest. I’m wondering how Pinterest will pan out.
Aside from social media, I also think websites such as Reddit, StumbleUpon, and so on, are important for getting views. Views are nice, but I want regular readers. What I like to see are people liking my posts, but best of all are comments. That shows I’m really connecting with people.
With my future books, I need to expand even further. Not just social media, but also being active on other blogs, joining forums, and participating in blog tours. I’m also open to doing guest posts.
One thing I’m going to try soon is spotlighting other blogs I find worth reading, and adding them to my blogroll. You see the blogroll on the right side? I like to check those blogs regularly. I really do need to add on to it. So, I’m going to ask this: If you have a sci-fi, fantasy, or general book review website or blog, and would like to exchange links, leave a comment.