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Which SOCIAL MEDIA is best for Book Promotion?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:46 pm
by mikeyboy_esq
Which SOCIAL MEDIA platform (FB, LI, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) gives you the biggest number of responses when promoting your books? Also, what kind of books do you write (Fiction, Nonfiction, both)?

I'll go first...
I get the best results from using LinkedIn, and both of my books are Nonfiction. My answer is based on the # of likes/comments my posts receive and the # of times my books' website gets hits from LinkedIn vs. other social media sites.

What say you?

Re: Which SOCIAL MEDIA is best for Book Promotion?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:35 am
by pls
I've been very careful about how I use Facebook to promote my novels. I do have a page there, but I list titles just once and get off them. Too many authors transcend from promotion to pure spam when they promo their work more than once a week. I even had a woman list her book on my page; when I admonished her for spamming on my page, her response was that she wasn't spamming. Arggggh.

Re: Which SOCIAL MEDIA is best for Book Promotion?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:33 am
by ostarella
Yeah, I think it's not so much which to use, but learning how to use them. I mean, many are free, so why choose? You decide on the strategy and adapt posts based on the formatting/word count/whatever of each.

Re: Which SOCIAL MEDIA is best for Book Promotion?

PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:10 pm
by plughmann
[quote="mikeyboy_esq"]Which SOCIAL MEDIA platform (FB, LI, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.) gives you the biggest number of responses when promoting your books? Also, what kind of books do you write (Fiction, Nonfiction, both)?

I'll go first...
I get the best results from using LinkedIn, and both of my books are Nonfiction. My answer is based on the # of likes/comments my posts receive and the # of times my books' website gets hits from LinkedIn vs. other social media sites.

What say you?[/quote]

I did not find linkedin useful. Everybody there is spamming everybody else trying to sell things. I would not even try to do it there.

What would work best is the site you are on that has the most followers friends linkers etc.