Social Media

The following websites and blogs offer help with social media marketing. Also see the Marketing page on this blog site.

General Help
http://www.marismith.com
http://www.quicksprout.com/2012/09/10/75-tips-to-manage-social-media-efforts-in-2012
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com

Amazon
Marketing on Amazon
Marketing Your Book on Amazon by Shelly Hitz. 
Top Tips for How to Market Your Book on Amazon and Facebook by Phyllis Zimbler-Miller

Blogging Help
Increase traffic
http://www.wisegeek.net/how-do-i-get-blog-traffic.htm
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-creative-ways-to-drive-more-traffic-to-your-blog-posts/
http://www.bethhayden.com
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-generate-more-leads-with-your-blog-5-tips/

Improve content

Facebook
http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/learnmore/getstarted/guide.html 
http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/learnmore/
http://www.marismith.com/mari-smith-blog/

Images
Finding, resizing, and creating images
http://maggie-lyons.blogspot.com/2013/11/creating-images-resizing-photos.html

Photo collections, including creative commons images
flickr.com  http://photopin.com/
iStock Photo
Fotolia
Shutterstock

How to find, download, attribute photos 
http://maggie-lyons.blogspot.com/2013/11/creating-images-resizing-photos.html
http://librarianbyday.net/2009/09/28/how-to-attribute-a-creative-commons-photo-from-flickr/
http://www.flickr.com/help/forum/en-us/72157631742742781/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdfIslKMEMY

How to resize images
http://resizemypicture.com

How to create images

How to use screen shots
Karen Cioffi's Writing and Marketing blog

Pinterest.com
http://joelcomm.com/7-ways-to-use-pinterest-as-a-w.html
http://www.bethhayden.com/

Skype
http://maggie-lyons.blogspot.com/2013/05/skype-makes-it-happen.html

Twitter.com
Jo Linsdell shows hor to refine who sees your tweet
Jo Linsdell's ebook of Twitter tips and newsletter subscription: http://www.jolinsdell.com/
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/new-twitter-profile/

Writers Networks and Discussion Forums
Absolute Write
Includes forums and a useful list of writers' resources including literary agents who blog.


Verla Kay
Verla Kay’s site offers the marvelous Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Chat Board.

Social Media Groups
Yahoo Groups
Children & Youth  Writers_and Authors
Children’s Writers and Illustrators

LinkedIn 
Children’s Books
Children’s Media
Children’s Publishing
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

Facebook
Children’s Authors and Illustrators

Membership Organizations




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