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(Last updated April 2, 2019)

This resource page is for attendees for my SCBWI Social Media Masterclass at the Marvelous Midwest conference. 

 

MY TWITTER RESOURCES:

Twitter Guide For Authors and Illustrators (some outdated info)

List of agents who represent kidlit/YA

List of art directors and creative directors

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

List of kidlit/YA librarians

 

PROMOTION TIPS & TOOLS

The Art Of The Cover Reveal - Penguin Random House news for authors

ARCs and ARC-Sharing Groups - by Jarrett Lerner

DaysOfTheYear.com and NationalDayCalendar.com

Tweetdraw - for choosing a random RT

How to take a screenshot - tips on Take-A-Screenshot.org. Click tab that applies to your device.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA TEMPLATES

Always Up-To-Date Guide To Social Media Image Sizes: by Kevin King on Sprout Social

The Perfect Twitter Header Size & Template For 2019: on Learn.G2Crowd.com

The Perfect Facebook Cover Photo Size & Best Practices (2019 Update): on Blog.snappa.com

 

TIME MANAGEMENT TOOLS AND TIPS

Managing your time on social media - by Emily Hughes and Sophie McNeill, Penguin Random House blog (was posted in 2014, so some of the content is a bit outdated)

6 apps and programs that'll help limit your time on social media - by Kristine Cannon on SheKnows.com

 

RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS AND THOSE WHO SHARE IMAGES

Find out if your art or photos hve been stolen, with Google Reverse image: short video by artist Brad Hines

 

STATS

Top 15 most popular social networks - Digital Information World, Jan/2019

Most famous social network sites worldwide as of Jan/2019 - Statista

 

RESOURCES FOR SPECIFIC SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS

 

FACEBOOK:

Facebook For Authors: Getting Started Guide - by Jane Friedman

3 simple ways to engage on your Author Facebook Page - by Caitlin Muir on AuthorMedia.com

Facebook Live For Authors - Tips for a Basic Live Q&A 

How to create a Facebook Author Page (2017) - on WrittenWordMedia.com

The 4 Best Types Of Facebook Ads For Authors (2017) - by Andrea Vahl

Facebook survey of authors re: ad effectiveness for selling books

Facebook Cheat Sheet (dimensions of cover image etc.)

 

TWITTER:

A Guide To Twitter Moments (and here's a fun example from comic writer, Tom Taylor)

Twitter Advanced Search

Using Twitter Lists - Twitter Help Center

Using Twitter - posts by Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Tools for scheduling tweets: HootsuiteSproutsocialSocialOomphFutureTweets

I use ManageFlitter to sometimes unfollow inactive accounts.

Using Twitter search - from Twitter Help Center

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

Most popular Twitter pitch parties for writers - by Jenner Porter

How to participate in a Twitter Pitch Party - #PBpitch PDF

PBPitch (Picture Book pitch) resources and rules

About #PitMad

 

INSTAGRAM:

Linktr.ee: link page for Instagram profile. I have a paid subscription, but you can have a generic page for free.

Instagram Stories FAQ - help on Instagram site

How to use Instagram as an Author plus 10 Ways To Grow Your Account Organically - by Joanna Penn (2017)

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 to use Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories FAQ: Instagram Help

Instagram Stories: How To Use It Like A Pro & Build Your Audience - Hootsuite blog

How Authors Can Use Instagram Stories: by Jenn Hanson-dePaula (2016)

How I share my Instagram photos:


 

PINTEREST:

Pinterest for Authors: A Beginner's Guide - by Kristen Oliphant

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

23 authors using Pinterest for Book Marketing & Inspiration - by Diana Urban

 

LINKEDIN:

Using LinkedIn - posts by Linda Parkinson-Hardman.

LinkedIn for authors, writers, playwrights, script writers, ghost writers, literary agents, publishers and distributors - by Sue Ellison

LinkedIn For Authors - by Tara R Alemany

 

CONNECTING WITH EDUCATORS AND LIBRARIANS:

On Twitter: my list of kidlit/YA librarians

Pernille Ripp - Kathy Burnette - Jillian Heise - Christina Carter - John Schu - Donalyn Miller - Colby Sharp - Matthew Winner - Travis Jonker - 

Some nErDcamps: nErDcampMI (original) - nErDcampLI - nErDcampNNE - nErDcampNJ -