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BONUS MATERIAL for Debbie's 2016 SCBWI-LA Writer's Day Social Media Master Class

(Last updated: March 14, 2016)

The following are some of the links and resources were mentioned or referenced during my Social Media Master Class workshop at the 2016 SCBWI-LA Writer's Day Social Media Master Class. Please don't share this URL with anyone who did not attend the workshop, thanks.

 

ADDED RESOURCE:

TinyURL.com - Helps make long URLs tiny (thanks to April Halprin Wayland for the tip!)

 

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

I use ManageFlitter to sometimes unfollow inactive accounts.

#Pitmad infoPitch Wars info - Brenda Drake

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

Using Twitter search - from Twitter Help Center

 

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.

 

TUMBLR:

11 killer tips for a successful Tumblr blog - on Creativebloq.com

Get the most out of Tumblr: 20 Tips, Tricks & Tools - via Hongkiat

 

GOOGLE+:

The link between Google+ and SEO Demystified

 

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.

Days Of The Year 

National Day Calendar