Social Media for Authors: Tip #10

Beth Barany, Author, Book Coach on FacebookThis Thursday marks the beginning of my social media for author tip series, where I offer you tips to put into practice the social media tips you hear rolling around out there so that you can:

  • Connect with your readers
  • Let them get to know you
  • Build your network

So you can sell more books!

Social media is: blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, MySpace, other specialized online networks, yahoo groups, YouTube, etc.

Today’s Tip #10 (we’ll be counting down to one à la Late Night with David Letterman)

Attitude is everything. So approach your social media activities as you would hanging our with friends you like and new friends you’d like to meet.

Curiosity.

Wonderment.

Appreciation.

Honesty.

Authenticity.

How can you show up with openness, your humanity, and something to share?

After all, we connect with each other because we want a real connection, a real exchange.

Example: A few days, I shared a personal comment about myself and the red sweater I was wearing. I felt happy wearing this sweater and, well, you’ll see…

The Red Sweater on Facebook by Beth Barany and Friends

For more tips, check out my video on social media tips for authors.

For a free report on social media and marketing for authors, check out my Confessions of a Reluctant Marketer (okay, so I used to be reluctant. I still am sometimes!) *You’ll be subscribed to my monthly-ish newsletter, and can unsubscribe at any time.

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4 Responses

  1. Chris says:

    Great information, Beth. Publishing your book is generally a very personal thing, but marketing can be tough. Social media is a great venue for self-published authors to promote their book through sharing and personality. Attitude is everything, and developing meaningful connections is paramount. Just take the first step. Its amazing how rewarding and productive that can be.

    Chris
    http://www.outskirtspress.com

  1. January 21, 2011

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