Everyone's buzzing about Pinterest, a rapidly growing social site that's all about creating and sharing collections of images that you find around the Web or create yourself.
Why Pinterest Matters
In early 2012, Pinterest is getting nearly 12 million monthly unique visitors, and Shareaholic says that Pinterest is driving more referral traffic to websites than Google Plus, LinkedIn and YouTube combined. (Referral traffic means visitors who land on a website through a link from another site.)
What is Pinterest?
The site is basically a giant online bulletin board that people "pin" images to. As a user, you create "boards" geared to different topics or interests. As you're cruising around the Web, you see an image that you'd like to share with others and you "pin" it to one of your "boards." When someone clicks on the image, they will see a description of the image and they can be directed back to the website that the image came from.
Pinterest Guide for Authors helps authors quickly master this hot new site and leverage their Pinterest account to promote their books. Here's what you'll learn:
- How to get an invitation to join Pinterest
- Tips for setting up your account and creating your profile
- Understanding Pinterest terminology
- How to create Boards
- 3 ways to Pin images to Pinterest
- How to add a price to an image and get it listed on the Gifts page
- How to Repin other's images to your own Boards
- How to interact with others by Liking and Commenting on Pins
- How to follow People and Boards
- 7 ways to attract followers on Pinterest
- 16 ways to promote your books and products through Pinterest
- Where to find buttons and other tools to enhance your Pinterest experience
Pinterest Guide for Authors includes specific advice for authors and Dana's signature "Savvy Tips" are sprinkled throughout the book.
Your time is precious, so don't waste it searching online for information about Pinterest. This 35-page PDF ebook features numerous screenshots and it's a quick and easy read that will get you up to speed fast.
This 35-page ebook is available for download in PDF format only $7.
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About the Author
Dana Lynn Smith, The Savvy Book Marketer, helps authors and indie publishers learn how to sell more books through her how-to guides, blog, newsletter, and private coaching. She has 17 years of publishing experience and a degree in marketing. You can read her complete bio here.
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