Tuesday Tutorial – Pinterest

Pinterest profile for KSBrooksA few Wednesdays ago, our Valerie Douglas told you about Pinterest. If you missed it, you can read her article here.

Frankly, I don’t find Pinterest easy to use. Maybe it’s just one of those things I need to acclimate to and over time, it will become second nature. I can’t be sure yet. In any case, for me, I plan on using Pinterest for book promotion, and for getting my fellow Indie Authors’ books a little exposure as well.  Here’s how you can do that, too. Continue reading “Tuesday Tutorial – Pinterest”

What the heck is Pinterest?

Officially, Pinterest is a ‘virtual pinboard’ that lets you pin pictures of all the beautiful, interesting and just plain cool stuff you find on the internet, and waste several glorious hours doing it. I know, I’ve done it. And not regretted a single minute.

On a purely personal level you can use it for your bucket list of places you want to see or things you want to do, you can use it to help design your garden, learn or share recipes or set your style of clothing.

On a professional level you can post inspirational pictures, the images of places you’d like to – or already have – used in your books, while also providing a glimpse of your personality. There’s a section for Your Style that I believe is supposed to be for posting pictures of clothes and shoes, but I use it for the things that say something about me as a person. It’s an interesting way to allow readers to see another side of you, to get a glimpse of the things you like, the things that interest you.

You can also post direct links to your books on it.

All that being said, it’s very easy to use. Continue reading “What the heck is Pinterest?”

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