How best to use social media?

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How best to use social media?

Post by SingularityRising » 05 Jun 2018, 15:14

I'm really struggling with this. I've got a sci-fi cyberpunk novel out and I'm trying to promote it but not sure how to go about it really...

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Post by PlanetHauth » 08 Jun 2018, 23:19

Follow other authors and see what they do. I follow Brandon Sanderson and he shares fan art that are based on his other books, he posts updates on how much of his work-in-progress is written (usually as a percentage or number of pages written), and he posts various other things. Granted, he's an established author with quite a few novels under his belt, but this gives you an idea of what you can do in the future. Otherwise, maybe you can post writing updates, short excerpts from the novel to give people a taste of your writing and the novel. Maybe do some character write-ups to introduce the characters (without giving away vital info or plot lines). The biggest thing would be to follow other authors and see what they're posting. Follow established authors and follow newer/soon-to-be authors to get a good idea of what you can do.
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Post by Bookmaniac » 19 Sep 2018, 08:34

I have found that many like knowing "behind the scenes" information. What you're working on, etc. But also information about the author. Possibly a "Q&A" segment would be well-received.

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Post by Johnjack3 » 09 Oct 2018, 13:16

I usually used bulkacounts for increase my social site views,likes and subscriber. I was buy bulk gmail accounts.

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Post by Rachana006 » 11 Oct 2018, 02:02

Social media is one of the best method to gain exposure fro our work.
Getting involved in community, appreciating your readers and updating your work will provide you more opportunities.

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Post by serendipity 27 » 20 Oct 2018, 17:15

The best thing is you have followers on Twitter and to tweet out excerpts or even giveaways. People love free stuff. If it's possible maybe you can have a reading of your book to people interested in your community.
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