Thursday, April 25, 2013

Social Media: Find a Niche

Social media has become an important tool in every writer’s life, both published and un-published. Through the gift of the internet and sites like Facebook and Twitter we can reach out to potential readers and fans not just in our backyards but around the world.

We can have contests, alert readers of new releases and other news. Through social media business opportunities have become available for those who aren’t skilled at marketing or are on a limited budget.

There are hundreds of these social sites out there that can get an author’s book into readers’ hands. The most common staples are Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, G+, Pintrest.

There are other great places that shouldn’t be overlooked. Do you like cooking and have a chef in your book? Join a cooking site like All Connect with readers in their forums. Find a forum or site that deals with a subject from your book a wine club, pet lovers, celebrity fan sites who are inspirations to your muse.

Many forums have areas where members can mention their sites or do a bit of advertising. Don’t just go there to toot your horn, they are social sites, so be social. Join sites that you will enjoy being a part of. You’ll get to meet a new set of potential readers and make some new friends. Not to mention have some fun!

Do you have a favorite niche site or social media staple in your author's toolbox?

Part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for the letter S  

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