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Social Media Trends for Publishing and Promoting Your Book – Gems from Writers at the Willamette Writer’s Conference
The world of writing has undergone, and continues to undergo, massive shifts – from the way books are published and presented to readers to new media and social media opportunities for authors and publishers to the role authors play in promoting their own books.
The Willamette Writers Conference sessions reflected those changes. One of the major trends I witnessed was a greater recognition of the key role Social Media and websites play in book promotion and writing careers, not only after a book is published, but before you have completed it or have an agent or publisher. It’s key for self-published and mainstream-published authors. More than ever, this author platform helps you develop an audience and attract agents and publishers.
Authors and would-be authors are encouraged to blog, be on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. This trend, essential for nonfiction writers, has made inroads into the world of fiction as well. Introverts or not, writers can no longer afford to be reclusive and “just write.”
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