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Book Industry Specialists

  1. 2. <ul><li>Promoting online saves time and money! </li></ul>Authors can gain much needed online publicity by marketing their work. Social Networking tools allow authors to reach out to new fans, and create larger fan bases.
  2. 3. <ul><li>Social Networking tools are becoming more and more specialized everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>Sites like GoodReads.com, LinkedIn.com, and RedRoom.com are niche networking tools for authors and writers alike. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Sites such as GoodReads.com, RedRoom.com, etc. are all geared toward writers. </li></ul><ul><li>These sites allow people to meet industry professionals and make new contacts. </li></ul><ul><li>Writing improvement increases because the authors can provide one another with advice, personal experience, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Authors can mix and mingle with other genres, sub-genres, etc. by attending local writers meetings hosted by these various websites. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>A lot of good can come from these niche networking sites. </li></ul><ul><li>Websites such as PostSecret.com, supported by authors raised nearly $500,000 for a suicide hotline, encouraging others to “post” their “secrets” about anything embarrassing, or shameful in their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>The best authors on Twitter connect with their fans to create lasting, meaningful friendships. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>“ Too much i nformation.” –Many writers are looked down upon for their constant “twitter updates.” </li></ul><ul><li>Many people feel that they are only trying to be sold a product </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>These constant, pointless updates drive away potential fans, clients, agents, and anyone else who might become annoyed by the never-ending annoying banter. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Problem: Are people spending too much time on the Internet? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solution: Websites such as Ping.fm allow users to update all of their social networking sites all at once. Very easy to use! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authors are warned against the Internet, a potential consuming time-waster. Make the most of it! </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Authors@Mashable. (2008, September 3). Making social networking matter (authors @ mashable) . Retrieved from http://mashable.com/2008/09/03/making-social-networking-matter/ </li></ul><ul><li>Barany, B. (2009). Social networking for writers . Retrieved from http://hubpages.com/hub/Social-Networking-for-Writers </li></ul><ul><li>Chapman, C. (2009, May 8). Literary tweets: 100+ of the best authors on twitter . Retrieved from http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fmashable.com%2F2009%2F05%2F08%2Ftwitter-authors?tab=people&uname=michday </li></ul><ul><li>Kaplan, Dan. (2007, December 7). Social network for writers attracts celebrity authors, raises $1.25m . Retrieved from http://venturebeat.com/2007/12/07/social-network-for-writers-attracts-celebrity-authors-raises-125m/ </li></ul><ul><li>Penn, J. (2008, December 23). Social networking and web 2.0 sites for writers and authors . Retrieved from http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2008/12/23/social-networking-site/ </li></ul><ul><li>Vallik, M. (2009, May 15). How Authors should use social media . Retrieved from http://www.romancingtheblog.com/blog/2009/05/15/how-authors-should-use-social-media/ </li></ul><ul><li>Webb, C. (2008, December 18). Of Wine and bullhorns – social media for authors and publishers . Retrieved from http://ckwebb.com/social-networks-and-media/of-wine-and-bullhorns-social-media-for-authors-and-publishers/ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>

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