Hey, Everyone! Today we have what I hope becomes a permanent fixture on my blog. Everyday I post something for those readers out there to enjoy, but I want to make sure to provide something interesting for writers too. So every two weeks I will have an author provide us with a guest post that helps those trying to become writers. There are so many topics to discuss, so stay tuned for some advice about writing, publishing, marketing, and social networking.
Today we have the amazing Toi Thomas, author of Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel. She has some great tips for writers on virtual marketing and networking. Enjoy!
2. Facebook has its good points and bad points, but regardless it’s a social tool that can’t be ignored. What I find interesting is the fact that many people and authors share so much information that simply gets buried after a while in the timeline never to be seen again unless someone goes looking for it. While I try to utilize Notes as much as possible, the truth of the matter is, we live in a visual world and images and photos get the most traffic.
3. LinkedIn is a great way to connect and network, but outside of that what is it good for? Well that’s where I’ve housed my professional virtual portfolio. Because of LinkedIn’s professional and business based platform it’s the perfect place to conduct business and lend credibility. If I’m making a pitch or need to screen prospects, I’m using LinkedIn. While having a website and blog are invaluable, being able to send a booking agent to my profile page to see examples of my writing, blogging, author services, and speaking appearance all in one place, can’t be matched.
A self-proclaimed techie and foodie, Toi Thomas was born in Texas, but considers Virginia to be home. Growing up in Dallas, Toi had a strong interest in reading fiction and loved to watch movies. Even today, many of Toi’s friends come to her for the answers to movie trivia. Working with computers and cooking lavish meals have become reoccurring pastimes for the Virginia Beach teacher’s assistant, but now Toi wants to entertain the world with the first installment of her new books series. She’s thrilled to take the world on a journey to discover the secrets of the Eternal Curse. #thetoiboxofwords #cursescanbebroken
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A doctor in search of purpose and an outcast searching for acceptance, meet online and discover that they may be just what the other has been looking for. Mira’s believes in what she knows and Giovanni knows better than to think he truly knows anything. When Mira decides to meet Giovanni face to face, for the first time, at his secluded country home, their journey truly begins.
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Eternal Curse Series
Jennifer, thank you so much for allowing me to share with your readers today. It’s been a wonderful experience.
Thanks for the great info.
Thanks for the info, I’ll try to use it wisely. 🙂
Hope it is helpful to you.
Definitely some ways that I didn’t think of using Facebook or Pinterest. Thank you so much for sharing! Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven.
I know, I thought both ideas were pretty cool. 🙂
Everyone is all over me to get a Pinterest account. I’ve been fighting it…just one more social media outlet to keep up with, but it seems to be too advantageous to ignore much longer. I see a lot of use during release parties where fans can pin characters, objects, houses, places, etc. that they envision from their experience reading the book. Thanks for the post Toi. Really great insight. And thanks Jen for having her on here. 🙂 ~AR
I know what you mean. Another social media account seems daunting. But Pinterest seems to be the easiest one to use by far. It’s fast and actually fun. You should try it out.
That’s on my “to do” list for this week 🙂 I’m assuming you have one and like it? Thanks.
Yes, I really like it. I advertise for my blog but also just have my fun pin boards too. You might get a little obsessed with looking at other people’s boards. It’s addictive.
oh noooo…like I need anymore addictions LOL. I’m hopefully gonna have some time to check it out today. I’ll be hunting your page down FYI 🙂
I have a button on my left side bar that links my Pinterest if you can’t find it through searching. 🙂