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2017 SCBWI Northern Ohio

SOCIAL MEDIA MASTER CLASS NOTES

by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

(Last updated September 14, 2017)

 

These resource notes are for attendees of my Social Media Master Class. Please do not share or reproduce these notes - thanks kindly! - Debbie

 

SOME OF THE RESOURCES I MENTIONED IN MY TALK:

What agents, editors and art directors look for online (from 2014; I'll be posting the newer results soon at my Inkygirl Survey page).

 

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

 

2017 GUIDELINES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA COVER IMAGES

Always Up-To-Date Guide To Social Media Image Sizes

The 2017 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

The Ultimate Guide To Sizing Your Twitter Header

 

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

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

Using Twitter search - from Twitter Help Center

Google results for "what is a Twitter pitch party?" (includes links to guides and events)

Google results for "how to participate in a Twitter chat"

 

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

Days Of The Year Calendar

Advanced Search in Google

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

Slack -  team communication (I use it as a virtual writers' office)

PEOPLE I MENTION

Jody Casella

A Song Of Six Pence

Michelle Houts - The Mixed Up Files (Twitter)

My CREATING PICTURE BOOKS resource