Pinterest Book Marketing for Self-Publishing Authors: C D Swanson

Pinterest has allowed self-publishing authors to utilize the social media site in the marketing of their books, and readers to follow new books and old favorites from authors they love – as well as discover popular, new authors. Swanson is has published 13 non-fiction books with Outskirts Press, including her most recent, Jesus Eternal Friend & Savior and Faded Memories Anew.

Heartfelt ConnectionsSwanson, a resident of the East Coast, holds degrees in human services, psychology and health administration. Although her books largely focus on religion and Christian life (40 Days & 40 Nights of His Word and Heartfelt Connections), inspiration, family and relationships (Butterflies, Possum & Laughter), her books have run the range of categories from Christian fiction (The Chief’s Niece) to romance (A Heart of Courage & Faith).

Pinterest bills itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.” For prolific authors like Swanson, the popular social media site represents a growing promotional channel to earn additional exposure for their books and their author platform. For Outskirts Press authors, the page includes book cover art and a summary of the story line, which provide a quick overview of each author’s literaryFaded Memories Anew contributions. Visitors to C D Swanson’s Pinterest page will learn about the author and view each of her books. Fans of the author’s work can pin items that interest them – in this case, specific books – to their own page for later purchase or sharing with friends, and follow Swanson to get notice when new books are released.

The books of C D Swanson can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.OutskirtsPress.com/bookstore. The books are available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble and are being aggressively promoted with a focus on religion, Christian life, spiritual, family and other categories. For more information about author C D Swanson and each of her books, visit her Pinterest page.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
C D Swanson is a Christian writer with degrees in human services, psychology and health administration. In addition to her books, she has a devotional website, has contributed to various magazines, and her prose was selected to accompany a calendar to raise money for childhood cancer. She’s married to her childhood sweetheart, and they live with their “boy” on the East Coast.

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Self-Publishing Authors Can Expand Their Reach Through Social Media

Traditional and self-publishing authors have one important thing in common these days when it comes to book marketing: Both need a social media presence in order to make the most of their one-on-one and word-of-mouth marketing opportunities.Author Platform Through Social Media Set-Up

Years ago, avid readers learned about juicy reads at the local coffee shop, book clubs, newspaper reviews or even over-the-fencepost conversations with a neighbor. The advent of the Internet has changed these social landscapes forever. While the neighborhood watering hole is still a terrific place to learn about the hottest new literature, the potential reach of social media is too great to be ignored. No longer does an Outskirts Press author need to get the word out one encounter at a time; with social media, that same writer can drop a quick Facebook post or Pinterest pin and “chat” with hundreds of virtual friends all at once.

Some social media sites, however, are more intuitive than others. For some, it may not take much time to get a Facebook page up and running, but Twitter or Pinterest might prove confusing. You may be wondering how much time it will take to get started and whether you can afford the time investment. And even if these social pages are successfully established, how does a newbie know whether they’ve used the page to full effect? How does one know if he’s reaching the right audience? Are there tools to getting the most impact from a social media platform that could be getting overlooked?

Outskirts Press can accelerate the process of setting up your social media platform. No, scratch that — we can do it for you! Our social media and marketing specialists are not only adept at establishing your social media presence for you but also shaping your online image so that you aren’t just reaching people but turning them into readers.

Are you interested in boosting book sales by building a powerful social media presence? Let Outskirts Press take the lead!

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Pinterest Book Marketing for Self-Publishing Authors: Nash Black

Husband-and-wife self-publishing team Nash Black debuts on Pinterest with a page full of juicy fiction from ghost tales and mystery to riveting historical fiction.

Outskirts Press is proud to announce the addition of husband-and-wife writing team Nash Black to Pinterest with the prolific authors’ own page. The dedicated Pinterest page highlights Nash Black’s six eclectic books that run the gamut from mystery/detective fiction to a non-fiction book on writing as a small business venture.Irene Black and Ford Nashett

Nash Black is the collective pen name of the husband-and-wife writing partnership of Ford Nashett and his wife, Irene Black. After retirement, the couple tucked away their fishing tackle and golf clubs and launched into their second full-fledged careers as fiction and non-fiction authors. The collaboration has yielded a half-dozen books ranging from thrilling fiction novels to a non-fiction tome with valuable insight for other writers looking to make money in the business: Cards of Death, Prelude of Death, Sandprints of Death, Haints, Qualifying Laps and the non-fiction book Writing as a Small Business.

Qualifying LapsQualifying Laps: A Brewster County Novel

Brewster County: Farm for sale, complete with brand new barn, old Corvette and one dead body.

It was a hot and humid afternoon when ex-race car driver Jim Young and his brother Adam decided to check out Adam’s new purchase—the childhood farm where so many memories lay. What the two never expected was to find the car that killed Catherine Throckton with a mummified corpse in the driver’s seat. It had been nearly ten years since Catherine was killed by a hit-and-run driver, the same time that a local teenage boy had disappeared.

When the eyes of the law turn on Jim, he begins to engage in his own search for answers. But when his brother Adam is savagely attacked by an unknown group of assailants, the Young family bands together to try to solve the decade-old mystery. The more involved they become, the more neighbors keep turning up dead. You’d think the Sheriff of Brewster County would show a little more interest.

HaintsHaints

How thin is the veil between myth and reality?

Haints’ ghost stories are the legends and lore of the Cumberland Plateau. Using the Cumberland River, which winds its way through Brewster County as binding twine, Nash Black weaves yarns of the probable and the plausible. Scientific fact, recorded history, and ecological observation exist side by side with superstition, cultural folklore, and myths.

You will ask what is fact and what is fiction as each man tells his story according to his own understanding of the world of Haints. The stories are graphic examples of an oral tradition as old as the mountains of their origin when story telling was both an important means of passing on history and an evening’s entertainment.

Writing as a Small BusinessWriting as a Small Business

In days of yore, painters created portraits, writers penned stories, musicians composed and no one ever worried about being audited. In today’s world, authors need to have business savvy. Yet so many find themselves long on creativity, but short on tax knowledge, business expertise, or marketing skills. Writing as a Small Business is the perfect guide to help writers navigate through the world of creative self-employment.

In Writing as a Small Business, you’ll learn:

  • Why it is to your advantage that the IRS considers you a small business
  • How to fill out tax forms
  • How to engage in recordkeeping that can make you audit-proof
  • How to handle advances on royalties, grants and gratuities
  • How to protect your work and your computer from bugs

And in a section specially for writers, Nash Black takes you into the world of publishing, where you learn what it takes to merchandise and sell your work.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Nash Black is a pseudonym for the husband and wife team of Ford Nashett and Irene Black. When they retired to their lakeside home, they placed their fishing tackle and golf clubs in the garage and set about writing Brewster County stories.

Authors are increasingly turning to Pinterest in order to market their books to readers who are quickly learning the social media site is a rich resource for discovering new authors and books by favorite authors. Book cover art, along with a summary of the story line of each book, provide a quick overview of each author’s specialty. Visitors to Nash Black’s Pinterest page will learn about the authors and view covers and summaries for each of their books. Fans of the authors’ work can pin books that interest them to their own Pinterest page for later purchase or sharing with friends. By following Nash Black, readers can also receive notice when new books by this writing team are released.

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Pinterest Book Marketing for Self-Publishing Authors: Gerald J. Bakus

Pinterest is proving a fruitful tool for authors in the marketing of their books, and for readers in discovering new books and popular authors. Outskirts Press now introduces prolific author Gerald J. Bakus to Pinterest with the nature writer’s own page. The dedicated Pinterest page highlights Gerald’s 12 informative books that describe the history of 12 different states throughout the U.S.

National History of New MexicoBakus writes his many books to make people aware of our remarkable states and receive enjoyment from observing the great natural beauty of these states. Gerald is the author of Natural History of New Mexico, Natural History of Nevada, Natural History of Arizona, just to name a few.

Pinterest bills itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.” For prolific authors like Gerald, the popular social media site represents a growing promotional channel to earn additional exposure for their books and their author platform. Gerald J. Bakus Gerald J. Bakus

Natural History of ArizonaBook cover art, along with a summary of the story line, provides a quick overview of each author’s literary contributions. Visitors to Gerald J. Bakus’s Pinterest page will learn about the author and view each of his books. Fans of the author’s work can pin items that interest them – in this case, specific books – to their own page for later purchase or sharing with friends, and follow Bakus to get notice when new books are released.

The books of Gerald J. Bakus can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.OutskirtsPress.com/bookstore. The books are available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble and are being aggressively promoted with a focus on several categories, including, nature and reference. For more information about author Gerald J. Bakus and each of his books, visit his Pinterest page.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Gerald J. Bakus
GERALD J. BAKUS, Ph.D., is Professor of Biology at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He has more than five decades of experience in the fields of biology and ecology. He obtained training in terrestrial biology as an undergraduate student, freshwater biology as a master’s degree student, and marine biology for his Ph.D. at the University of Washington, Seattle. In addition to his many published research and review articles, Dr. Bakus is the author of Coral Reef Ecosystems (1994) and Quantitative Analysis of Marine Biological Communities (2007). The book titled Natural History of California was developed from a multimedia CD developed at the University of Southern California. Gerald J. Bakus Gerald J. Bakus

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Pinterest Book Marketing for Self-Publishing Authors: Gary Turcotte

Pinterest is proving a fruitful tool for authors in the marketing of their books, and for readers in discovering new books and popular authors. Outskirts Press now introduces prolific author Gary Turcotte to Pinterest with the fiction writer’s own page. The dedicated Pinterest page highlights Gary’s 16 eclectic books that run the gamut from horror to coming of age.

Iron Stan: Psycho CopGary raised a family and made a living with his own construction business before resuming his old love for writing. The Iron Stan: Psycho Cop and The Return of Iron Stanauthor has churned out 16 books in the years since then, including the horror novel Brutus the Baby Snatcher, coming-of-age fiction The Curse of Beauty and the gripping science fiction novel Carbon Copy: Alpha Man.

Pinterest bills itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.” For prolific authors like Gary, the popular social media site represents a growing promotional channel to earn additional exposure for their books and their author platform.

Book cover art, along with a summary of the story line, provide a quick overview of each author’s literaryCarbon Copy: Alpha Man contributions. Visitors to Gary Turcotte’s Pinterest page will learn about the author and view each of his books. Fans of the author’s work can pin items that interest them – in this case, specific books – to their own page for later purchase or sharing with friends, and follow Turcotte to get notice when new books are released.

The books of Gary Turcotte can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.OutskirtsPress.com/bookstore. The books are available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble and are being aggressively promoted with a focus on several categories, including, coming of age, horror, action/adventure and science fiction. For more information about author Gary Turcotte and each of his books, visit his Pinterest page.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Gary Turcotte
Gary Turcotte was inspired to write by a high school English teacher who encouraged him to pen short stories and poems. After being distracted from the pursuit for some years by his construction career, Turcotte resumed writing in earnest. He is now a prolific author of 16 fiction novels ranging from crime dramas to thrillers to works of horror.

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Pinterest Book Marketing for Self-Publishing Authors: Donald K. Stewart

Through Outskirts Press, veteran authors like Donald K. Stewart can take advantage of the power of Pinterest. It’s not just for pinning recipes and home decor pics anymore; you can use Pinerest as a fun, graphic way to promote your book stylishly to millions of potential readers.

Pinterest bills itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.” For prolific authors like Donald, the popular social media site represents a growing promotional channel to earn additional exposure for their books and their author platform.

Donald K. StewartOutskirts Press has created an exclusive Donald K. Stewart Pinterest Board just for Donald, where he can display all 17 of his featured books and tell potential buyers a little about each of them and about himself. Pins include full-color book cover images and a color photo of the author, making his virtual author platform very real to the site’s millions of viewers. This, in turn, helps Donald become even more well-known as Pinterest users “pin” his books to their own boards, spreading his work and words to their own followers.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Donald K. Stewart is a pastor at Portmore Lane Covenant Community Church (Jamaica W.I.). He earned his Doctor of Ministries (Columbia Theological Seminary, 2002) and Doctor of Missions and Evangelism (Christian Leadership University, 2007). He is presently completing a Ph.D. (Theology) at the University of the West Indies. Donald believes in the penetrative, contagious, therapeutic power of laughter and is a committed conduit for mental, emotional and spiritual health … as he shares the Gospel. His books include It’s Still Okay to Laugh, Issues of Integrity, Confronting Death and Let’s Talk About Sex.

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Pinterest Book Marketing for Self-Publishing Authors: David N. Jolly

Outskirts Press is now helping veteran authors like David N. Jolly take advantage of the power of Pinterest to promote their books smartly and stylishly to millions of potential readers. Every month Outskirts Press will be adding a new Board on Pinterest to feature a prolific author, just like this month’s featured author, David Jolly.

Pinterest describes itself as “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love.” And, man, is it ever loved! In fact, by March 2012, Experian Hotwise declared the site to be the third largest social network in the United States, right behind Facebook and Twitter. Now Outskirts Press authors can take advantage of this growing promotional channel to earn additional exposure for their books and their author platform.

David N. JollyOutskirts Press has created an exclusive David N. Jolly Pinterest Board just for David, where he can display all his books (11 to date, and counting) and tell potential buyers a little about each of them and about himself. Initial pins include full-color book cover images and a color photo of the prolific author himself, making his author platform virtually “real” to the site’s millions of viewers. This, in turn, helps David become even more well-known as Pinterest users “pin” his books to their own boards, spreading his work and words to their own followers.

David Jolly is a Washington State attorney whose practice emphasizes DUI defense. His legal career began as a prosecuting attorney and in nearly four years as a prosecutor he never lost a DUI trial. He is a graduate of the University of Calgary and received his Law Degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law where he was the Graduating Class Speaker. He is married to Janean and they have one son, Christopher. Jolly is the author of multiple legal books including The Personal Injury Handbook and The Car Accident Injury Handbook.

Outskirts Press is proud to note that Jolly has teamed with us for nearly a dozen books now, all of which are on display on his Pinterest board. Pay him a virtual visit on Pinterest, follow him, and share pins of his books with friends or family who might benefit from his insights.

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