Social Media Selection

If a tree falls in a forest and there’s no-one there to listen does it make a sound? Probably but I don’t know for sure. I do know that if a book is published without marketing no one will read it.

I’m nowhere near ready to promote a book that’s only in revision but I’m getting ready to outline the marketing plan which includes pulling all the courses, books, emails and notes I’ve gathered over the years into one place for research.

One school of thought I’m picking up is the need to have a presence on every social media platform for MAXIMUM EXPOSURE!

The theory is that being everywhere all the time means more people looking at your posts and buying your books.

That’s bollocks. I don’t buy stuff from randoms who only appear in my timeline when they selling their latest book. If that’s the only thing I see that person is gone. I like social media with a purpose, being social and interacting. That’s impossible to do across too many channels without sacrificing creative time or hiring someone. This got me thinking where I want to spend a set amount of social media time each day.

  • This Blog
  • Soundcloud (I’m paying for it may as well use it)
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Goodreads

I haven’t touched Twitter and Goodreads for a long time but they’re text platforms which suits me better than the visual mediums of Instagram and Pinterest. How many pictures of my keyboard, post-it notes and notebooks can anyone take?

Expect badly formatted posts on all channels as I relearn everything all over again.