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Using Pinterest Secret Boards for Promotional Purposes

Using Pinterest Secret Boards for Promotional Purposes

Everybody I know is pinning things like made to their Pinterest boards. Every day I see friends and acquaintances sharing links via Twitter and Facebook of recent “acquisitions” like new recipes, clothing, and nifty gadgets for a birthday or holiday wishlist. My own Pinterest board has grown by leaps and bounds as I use it for a variety of purposes – promotion of my work, collecting recipes for future dinners, and even creating a Christmas list for family. Recently, Pinterest…

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Using New Social Tools to Help With Book Promotion

Using New Social Tools to Help With Book Promotion

Every day when I check my current social feeds, I notice an author friend has joined the next new thing. I couldn’t tell you how often a brand new social platform with a funny name picks up interest, but I don’t doubt that with each launch there’s an author trying to figure out how to use it for book promotion. As an author, I like to think outside the box where selling books is concerned, though I recognize the importance…

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Guest Post: Toby Neal

Guest Post: Toby Neal

Please welcome guest author Toby Neal to the blog! Her book, Building an Author Platform that can Launch Anything: a Social Media Minibook, is free from Amazon.com for a limited time. One Woman’s Potholed Journey to Bestseller I started blogging about 7 years ago on Livejournal under a pen name. I’d always written, but this was a fun online diary and observations. Acerbic, touching and otherwise, the blog was about my counseling work in a high school, my kids and…

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