What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Book #7: Social Media

Do authors need to be on social media? Publishers say yes, but when it comes to actual data that proves it sells books, well… if you find any let us know. However, aside from book sales, there can be other benefits to having at least one social media profile.

In this post, our final one for the What to Expect series, Jane and I shared the pros and cons of social media based on our own experiences. Perth writer Natasha Lester shares some interesting insights on how she makes social media work for her, including Pinterest; there are also some wise words from Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood. Read it over on Jane’s blog.

In case you’ve missed any posts in the series, you can find them all at the links below.

Issue #1: Getting a blurb

Issue #2: Book Launches

Issue #3: Publicity

Issue #4: Prizes

Issue #5: Festivals

Issue #6: Feelings

My next blog series is going to be all about how authors make money so stay tuned.

2 thoughts on “What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Book #7: Social Media”

  1. Loved this post! And thanks for linking in all the other writers too. Interesting to see how different writers use social media, if at all. Thanks Annabel.

    1. Thanks Rosemary. And yes, it’s good to see the variety of attitudes to it. Like most aspects of writing, there are many ways to approach it and you have to find the one that works for you.

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