January 12th, 2013 | by Beth Barany
Many writers look at me funny when I encourage them to get on Pinterest. They don’t see the connection. They write fiction. How can a picture-oriented site help them grow their audience?
While I admit that not one size fits all, I’m willing to bet that if you write fiction, much of your audience is also spending LOTS of time on Pinterest. What a great place to connect and bond over common interests. In that way you can grow your list, and share about your books.
If your readership is women who like cooking, food, fashion, clothes, jewelry, pretty things, movies, TV shows, favorite video clips, crafts, travel, design, animals, art, craft projects, cute men…(well, you get the idea) then Pinterest is the place for you.
Pinterest is like eye candy. I just hopped on their for research for this post, and got sucked in! I pinned several images into my Inspiration Board. (In Pinterest, your categories of interests are called Boards, and look like a bulletin board when opened up.)
So, don’t take my word for it. Use this handy infographic created by Intuit to see if Pinterest is right for you. (Thank you to WP Pinner for sharing this infographic.)
Beth Barany helps authors get their books completed and out into the world, into the hands of their readers. She’s on Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. But really she’s probably in a cafe writing this right now.