7 Tips for Authors New to Social Media

So you’ve written a book. Congratulations! Whether you have a publisher or you’re self publishing, you’re going to need to promote your book. You might have a tour set up which is great but what about when you’re not touring? How do you reach people who want to read your book?

You might have a Facebook page or maybe a Twitter page but use it for more personal use, if at all. Or maybe you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter page. You’ve heard that you can use Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to help you with your business though don’t really know where to start.

This article will help you begin to break down the basics of starting a Facebook fan page, Twitter account and how to begin thinking of a strategy to start using them to connect with people who want to read what you’ve written and connect with you. If you don’t create a strategy in promoting through online social channels, your meeting with you publisher might sound something like this…

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Save Time – Schedule Facebook Posts

The best way to save time and avoid spending hours on Facebook is to schedule your posts. If you’re a small business, this is a great strategy to use so you can connect with your audience throughout the day without having to be glued to your Facebook page. It will look like you’re on Facebook all the time, which maybe you already are. The great thing is that you don’t have to be. Scheduling posts gives you the options to schedule a post within hours, minutes and within the current year.

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