Write books? Write about books? You should be on Pinterest.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a social sharing site that helps you organize and share the beautiful things you find on the web– a more visual way to bookmark things you’re interested in. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. You can also browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
How can Pinterest help a book publisher or author?
Because it promotes the curation of information in a very visual way, people are using Pinterest as a resource to find things they like. More importantly, Pinterest users aren’t restricted to searches information only pinned on their friends’ walls- so users can reach more people than they can on Facebook. As a result, Pinterest could drive a lot of traffic back to your site if you’re posting relevant content. The network now beats Youtube, Reddit, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace for percentage of total referral traffic in January, according to a Shareaholic study.
Some ideas for boards you can create:
Books I Love (great reads- your books and others)
Threads for Book Lovers (clothing related to books)
Bookcases (pretty ways to store books)
Libraries (beautiful reading spaces)
Food for Book Lovers (food themed from a book)
Accessories for Book Lovers (jewelry, purses, bookmarks, lights, etc)
Crafts for Book Lovers (diy ideas for book fans)
Gifts for Book Lovers (great books and accessories)
Books into Movies (books that got turned into films, or that should have been)
Book Illustrations (pictures from books, or of books)
Spotted (your books out and about)
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