Learning to Use Social Media

On Thursday I participated in a one hour webinar on how to use social media to sell more books. The speaker was great and I got a lot of good info, but man is it overwhelming! Right off the bat, he tells everyone that someone writing a book should start marketing/blogging, etc. twelve months before the book is published. Talk about a lot of work for someone who has no idea how to use most social media platforms, let alone how to use widgets, edit permalinks or add a blogroll.

Still, I figure that I gotta give it a shot, since I want my book, Bobby Ether and the Academy, to be popular when it comes out in a few months. Plus, I’m already two thirds of the way through the sequel, which I hope to make available hot on the trail of the original.

I guess it’s time to roll up my sleeves and learn how to use Google+ and start curating interesting topics to build a following. Wish me luck!

PS – If anyone has any suggestions / tips on how to learn this stuff, I’d love to hear from you.


About R Scott Boyer

Scott Boyer grew up in Santa Monica, CA and still resides in the Los Angeles area. Graduating from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley in 1996, he started writing Bobby Ether And The Academy with the goal of blending YA fantasy with spiritual fiction. Nowadays, Scott splits his time between helping his father manage an insurance brokerage, playing with his Shepherd-mix rescue dog Patch, and writing the sequel to his first book, the soon to be released Bobby Ether and the Temple of Eternity.
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