Pinterest use is growing exponentially, which makes sense because humans are predominantly visual creatures. We use our sense of vision much more than any other of the five (or six) senses. I’ve done quite a lot of searching on Pinterest, and I found not many authors are taking advantage of the exposure it offers. That’s good for me, because I have created several boards showcasing books, including mine, naturally.
I think a lot of people are scared to use Pinterest because it works a little differently and it takes time to learn how to create boards and pins. Basically, it’s like hanging a cork board on your office wall, and pinning photographs or articles of interest from glossy magazines onto it. Others can repin your pins (select something you have pinned on your board, copy it, and place the copy on their board.) You couldn’t ask for an easier way to advertise. Also, because it is digital, you can add videos.
I’m still learning, but I love what I’ve found out so far. Here’s a screenshot of my profile, showing some of my boards.
I will be happy to pin anyone’s books onto my boards or help them create their own.
The titles of mine:
Sizzling Romantic Suspense
Really Funny Romantic Comedy
Awesome Books Set in Africa
Books Worth Buying
I also have a board showcasing each of my own novels, plus a couple of other interesting topics.
Now I’m starting a board to highlight and link back to my blog postings.
To follow me or access my boards, click on the Pinterest icon at the top right hand side of this blog.
I’d love to include everyone’s books on my boards, so please comment with your Pinterest link or contact info.
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