Tag: social media

  • 10% of My Referral Traffic Comes From Pinterest: Expand Your Author Platform

    Note: On Jane Friedman’s blog, you can read my guest post about a unique Pinterest project. I’ve pinned the entire picture book, I WANT A DOG, to Pinterest as a preview of the book. Read the reasons and how-to’s here. Social media–what a controversial topic among writers! You have the social media mavens, who are […]

  • FOLLOW Darcy Pattison on Amazon

    Did you know that Amazon.com now has FOLLOW buttons for authors? Indie authors have been lobbying for a SUBSCRIBE button on Amazon, which would allow a customer to essentially authorize a purchase of any new book from a particular author. That’s probably going too far for Amazon! It works well for services like Patreon.com, which […]

  • 5 Interesting Podcasts: Kidlit, Social Media & Self-Publishing

    With limited time to keep up on the business of writing and publishing, I have found myself turning to podcasts. A podcast is like a radio program, but you can play it on demand. To listen, I have the Pocket Casts Lite app on my iPhone; the free version allows me to set up five […]

  • Report on the Novel Revision Retreat

    Susan Fields of the Hands Off my Coffee and No One Gets Hurt: An Insomniac’s Guide to the Writing Life blog has posted a report on the St. Louis Novel Revision Retreat. And check out this Facebook album of the participants hard at work. At the retreat, one of the informal discussions was about Social […]

  • Pinterest: New Social Media Platform for Authors

    Have you tried Pinterest yet? I am just working with it for the first time. It’s a new social media platform which allows you to PIN an image onto a bulletin board. A user can create, name and manage as many bulletin boards as you like. The emphasis here is on the graphic qualities of […]

  • Emily Dickinson Would Have Tweeted!

    Social Media? No! People Person? Yes! The Soul Selects Her Own Society by Emily Dickinson The soul selects her own society, Then shuts the door; On her divine majority Obtrude no more. Unmoved, she notes the chariot’s pausing At her low gate; Unmoved, an emperor is kneeling Upon her mat. I’ve known her from an […]