Twenty Ideas for Posts You Can Make on Social Media
So, you're building up your social media presence, and you now have some followers on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.
But what do you post?
The worst thing you can do is fill your feed full of posts selling your books. Yes, you sell your books, but not frequently, and only amongst lots of other interesting posts.
Social media is an opportunity for you to build a relationship with your fanbase and to make them more invested in you.
Here are twenty ideas for things you can post. If you would like to see them in action, have a look at my author Facebook page.
Also, a quick tip - always attach a photo or video to your post. People are far, far more likely to engage in a post with a photo or video.
1/ A picture of the word count of your latest book.
2/ An announcement that it is the anniversary of one of your books.
3/ The book that you are currently reading.
4/ A cover reveal.
5/ A blog post.
6/ An interesting photo of your every day life, for example, 'Had a lovely walk up Coombe Hill today, feel refreshed for an afternoon of writing!'
7/ A literature related anecdote. For example, I posted about a bookmark I bought that read 'I like big books and I cannot lie', and about a mug I received that read 'I might look like I'm listening to you but in my head I'm writing my best seller.'
8/ Tagging yourself at the cinema/theatre watching something related to the genre in which you write.
9/ A picture of the film you're watching this evening that is within the genre you write, and what you thought.
10/ Allow people to vote on the new cover of your book.
11/ A special offer that's currently on your books.
12/ A picture of your writing desk / table in the cafe you're writing.
13/ A picture of your work-in-progress along with an update.
14/ Something interesting you found in your research. For example, I posted an article about parents who thought their children were possessed.
15/ #TGIF - say what you're doing this weekend, and ask your readers what they are doing.
16/ Share a lovely post someone has written on your page about how much they enjoy your books.
17/ Offer for people to join your mailing list.
18/ #TBT - do a throw back thursday. For example, post a picture of you as a child.
19/ Announce your next release dates.
20/ Presents you got for your birthday to do with books.