The above is what you see on an Amazon page to help spread the word. E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. The first one is relatively useless these days. Facebook is useful for some and horrible for others and the same can be said of Twitter. Still, those two have a bigger public image than the one that I want to talk about.
Pinterest is supposed to be one of the hottest social media sites and it requires little effort on an author’s part. Make an account, walk away, and pin off the sites without having to return. Maybe you go back to make sure you aren’t pinning something for the 5th time like I did with Beginning of a Hero. It’s a rather odd platform and I’m not certain how useful it is. Yet many artists have a Pinterest account and I see my friends all over it at times. So, maybe we should try to consciously use it like we do with blog posts.
Here is what I’m suggesting in steps:
- I make a pin on my account for each author’s book or an artist’s chosen work.
- They make a pin on their account for each of my books, Beginning of a Hero and Prodigy of Rainbow Tower.
Maybe we can start a trend here and get a Pinterest trade going like old baseball cards. It has no risk to it, so what do we have to lose. Just make a comment with your book’s title and I’ll pin it before the end of the day. If you want to wander the comments later and pin people yourself then go right ahead. Let’s give this social media site a test run.
On this same vein, anybody want to swap guest posts?