You NEED social media. Period.
I have been arguing in this space that successful indie publishing is largely a question of understanding and working a niche or niches. If that is truly the case, all of us in the indie book business need to be looking hard at the question of how to use social media to promote our titles. The internet is a terrific place to find and exploit niches; and social marketing looks to be fairly easy, relatively cheap, and, if cleverly executed, astonishingly effective. Every day we consume packets of digital information—video clips, sound bites, images, memes, news items, even books—that have “gone viral” on the internet.
If only it were that simple. Here is a list of concerns to consider when exploring the complicated world of social media as it relates to indie publishing:
The number of blogs, Facebook pages, Pinterest boards–to say nothing of twitter profile and tweets—continues to expand…
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