Today we’re taking a break from our usual discussions about the craft of writing to talk about the business side of writing.
At my day job, I recently attended a conference about the use of social media. It was aimed at small businesses, but a lot of the information that they covered is applicable to writers as well.
First off, there’s nothing to say you have to be on any social media platform. Time spent on social media is time that you’re not able to spend on your writing. Depending where you are in your writing career, you may want to focus your limited time/resources on writing now and leave social media for a later time, and there is nothing wrong with that. If you do have the time however, and if it is managed effectively, social media can help you increase your visibility, connect with readers, network with industry professionals and, once you’re published, sell books.
- The 55-64 age-group is the fastest growing social media segment
- 81% of consumers are influenced by their friend’s posts on social media
If a social media presence is something you want to pursue, Continue reading
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