If 80 percent of Pinterest users are women and women buy most of the books, authors need to be on Pinterest.
Problem is, authors traffic in words and Pinterest is all about photos.
Here’s one way to create a compelling board:
When you, a friend, or a relative are headed abroad, take or send your novel. You’d be amazed at the opportunities that come up to snag a photo of your book beside a famous landmark or in the hands of a colorful local citizen.
During a recent trip to Thailand, we visited a museum where two women in gleaming gold traditional outfits were posted outside. I asked one to pose with the book and she gladly complied. Could she read it? Does it matter?
Authors these days need to make a smooth transition from creative writing to creative marketing. Send your book on a trip and capture some photos you can use to reach prospective readers on Pinterest.
You might make some international friends in the process. Oh, and here’s the actual board: Travels with Bella and Bootlicker.
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