During my search around the news world, I came across an article in the National Post that I thought I’d share with you. It’s called: “Amber Mac: Social Media for Authors – The Rules.” Amber Mac, or more accurately, Amber MacArthur, has a book out called Power Friending.
She wrote: “In 2010 and beyond, authors are responsible for leveraging personal and professional networks to ensure books get bought.” I agree with her. It is almost imperative that you have a platform and a network built before your book is published and, in reality, before you approach an agent.
Here are her tips:
1. Act Authentically
By this, she means be yourself on Twitter and Facebook. Don’t hit people over the head to get them to buy your book.
2. Be Brave
Here, she’s saying do something original to make yourself stand out. She posted her own trailer as an example.
3. Be consistent
Once you start blogging, tweeting and networking, keep it up. She says to set aside a few minutes every few hours to check in with online friends.
Not bad advice at all. Link over if you’d like to read her explanation of each tip.
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