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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