Author MJ Kelley asked, “How do writers use Instagram and/or YouTube for their platforms?” Today we’re going to cover how authors can use Instagram, the photo sharing social media platform, to grown their audience.
There are many ways people use Instagram each day. Here are a few ways authors can use Instagram to build their audience:
And here’s how I’ve followed suit:
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With all the changes taking place on other social media platforms, maybe it is time for you to break into Instagram and connect with a new audience. Use these tips to get you started on posting and check out these lists to start following your target audience: Authors on Instagram (Master List) and Book Bloggers on Instagram (Master List).
Kate Tilton has been serving authors since 2010. Founder of Kate Tilton’s Author Services, LLC, Kate works as an author assistant, social media manager, and speaker with the mission of connecting authors and readers. Kate is the creator and host of #K8chat (Thursdays at 9pm Eastern on Twitter) and has appeared on popular media such as Publishers Weekly and Library Journal. You can find Kate on katetilton.com.