From their website: ” We think that a favorite book, toy, or recipe can reveal a common link between two people.” Or in three words: Perfect for Authors!
Pinterest is a social media site that lets you discover, organize and share all the beautiful and also inspirational things you find on the web or even better: from your own photos. People use pin boards to get ideas about planning their book launch, organizing and showing off their best landscape images, decorating their home, planning a wedding or anniversary or finding some mouth watering recipes.
What are some creative ways you can use Pinterest for your book business?
For authors and publishing businesses it’s an effective way to create awareness, drive conversation, and more importantly generate sales of your products.
However, try not to use Pinterest purely as a tool for self-promotion. After all it is a social media site and not an advertising site! Communication with other users is important if you don’t want to be seen as a spammer. The Pinterest.com website is ranked #129 in the world according to the Alexa traffic rankings, and # 26 om the USA.
Show your Book Titles on Pinterest
Authors and freelance writers: All your book cover images can be posted on Pinterest, or photos that are included in your articles. It gives you the ability to add a short description that includes where to buy, cost, and even also the inspiration behind your work. But not only photos, also videos are posted, which means you can add your book trailer (video) as well. Just go to the search function on the upper left site and type in “book” or “video”.
Funny, as I am writing this article, the title cover of Kathrin Stockett’s book “The Help” appears on the Pinterest website http://www.pinterest.com
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