Are Your Books Already on Pinterest?

26 Mar

Images from a short visit at Pinterest, hundreds of photos featuring book shelves, libraries, yes and even books – but not many…

Where are all these authors who want to get the word out and market their new titles? Why do they not “pin” a cover image of each of their books?

I just read a blog post of The Well-Read Wife“.  Mandy writes: “Pinterest has the potential to be a very useful part of your book blog’s social media plan. Pinterest has the advantage over Twitter and Facebook when it comes to our particular niche, because it promotes the cultivation of information in as simple a way possible.

Unlike Facebook, Pinterest users don’t have to restrict their searches to information pinned on their friends’ walls. Users can choose to search the entire site. So while a user may not be following your profile, they can still look at and click your link even if they don’t re-pin the link or choose to follow your profile.

I have been cultivating Pinterest boards geared toward book lovers. Among others:

  • Books I Love
    This board is where I pin reviews posted on my site of books that I enjoyed. It also is a promotional tool for The Well-Read Wife. Most if not all of the pins are from my site and link back to WellReadWife
  • Beautiful Library Spaces
    I pin photos of beautiful home libraries and reading spaces on this board.

There are so many possibilities when it comes to Pinterest being a resource for book lovers!
Possible board topics include book quotes, books turned into movies, book inspired art, and so much more. As book bloggers, we are very lucky. Because of cover art, we typically have a beautiful graphic to go with each post we write. We need to use that to our advantage and pin away, because it will get the word out about the books we love to a wider audience!”

Directory of Book Bloggers
She writes further: “I am making a directory of BOOK BLOGGERS on Pinterest over at The Well-Read Wife. If you are a book blogger and would like to be included, simply email a link to your Pinterest page to me at wellreadwife [@] gmail dot com. Please make sure your Pinterest page has a link to your blog on it.”



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