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BONUS MATERIAL for Debbie's 2016 SCBWI-NYC Social Media Master Class

(Last updated: February 8, 2016)

The following are some of the links and resources were mentioned or referenced during my Social Media Master Class workshop at the SCBWI Metro NYC Social Media Tips Master Class. Please don't share this URL with anyone who did not attend the event, thanks.

 

SURVEY RESULTS:

What agents, editors and art directors are looking for online when they research authors and illustrators

 

MY TWITTER RESOURCES:

Twitter Guide For Authors and Illustrators

List of agents who represent kidlit/YA

List of art directors and creative directors

List of children's kidlit/YA editors and editorial assistants 

 

RESOURCES ABOUT SPECIFIC PLATFORMS

 

FACEBOOK:

Facebook For Authors: Getting Started Guide - by Jane Friedman

Using Facebook - posts by Linda Parkinson-Hardman

 

TWITTER:

Using Twitter Lists - Twitter Help Center

Using Twitter - posts by Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Tools for scheduling tweets: Hootsuite, Sproutsocial, SocialOomph, FutureTweets

#Pitmad infoPitch Wars info - Brenda Drake

#PBPitch info - Twitter Pitch party for picture books

The Ultimate Writers' Guide To Twitter Pitch Contests - by Carly Watters

Using Twitter search - from Twitter Help Center

Twitter Advanced Search

 

INSTAGRAM:

Top 7 Ways Authors Are Using Instagram - by Adrienne Erin

YA Highwayers On Instagram - by YA Highway

10 Authors and Publishers To Follow On Instagram - BookRiot

How Authors Can Build Their Audience On Instagram - Duolit

How I share my Instagram photos:



PINTEREST:

34 Strategic Ways You Can Use Pinterest to Market Your Book and Your Author Brand - by Kimberley Grabas

5 Ideas For Using Pinterest As An Author - by Amanda Luedeke

 

LINKEDIN:

Using LinkedIn - posts by Linda Parkinson-Hardman.

 

RESOURCES ABOUT PROMOTION

9 Ways To Use Social Media To Launch A Book - by Michael Stelzner

7 Strategies and 110 Tools To Help Indie Authors Find Readers and Reviewers - Digital Pubbing

Kidlitosophere Central: Society Of Bloggers in Children's and YA Literature

Librarian's Quest - example of book blogger

TeenLibrarianToolbox's tweet about Mental Health in YA Lit and life of teens

 

SOCIAL MEDIA STATS

Top 15 most popular social networking sites - January 2016 - eBizMBA.com

Leading social media websites in U.S. in October 2015 - Statista

 

RESOURCES ABOUT NETWORKING

6 Ways To Network More Effectively - by Drew Hendricks, Forbes

 

USEFUL TIME MANAGEMENT RESOURCES

Pomodoro Technique

Pomodoro Time app for iPhone, iPad and Mac

 

MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

Advanced Search in Google

Google Search Operators guide: find pages that link to a certain page etc.