Last month BadRedhead Media contributor Naomi Blackburn covered one method of using Youtube in a book marketing plan, but how can authors use YouTube in their author platform? Welcome to vlogging, a combination of video and blogging.
One of my favorite author vloggers is Heather Brewer. Heather has a great mix on her channel of personal updates, author updates, and insider information that makes each video special. Here are some top tips you can learn from Heather’s videos:
Maggie Stiefvater is another author with some great videos we can learn from.
There are a lot of things you can do with video. If it is a medium you feel comfortable working with or are willing to learn then it is a perfect option to connect with readers. And YouTube isn’t the only place you can use your video content. According to Business Insider, “in November 2014, the number of videos uploaded directly to Facebook overtook YouTube videos on the network for the first time.” So with many great reasons and places to share your videos, what are you waiting for?
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.
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