Social Media Part 2

This is a new year to think about what goals you want to set for your book(s). How do you start? What media should I consider? How do I get the word out about my book?

As a virtual assistant for authors, I think it’s a good way to get the word out while you continue writing your next book. Virtual assistants are your right, or, left-hand person. They are the thinkers of your book. They have a personal plan for your genre. My Goal is Your Goal, is my Motto. I want to see you succeed.

On Twitter, there is a software that will make it easier to build your account and have your genre of followers, follow it. This is a monthly paying software that I use to help my clients. I also use automatic tweets that are set up to post every two days. It will post a picture of your book and a link and message too.

Posting on twitter should be set up to go directly to your Facebook account. You are killing two birds with one stone, so-to-speak.

Don’t forget to post an article about your book on LinkedIn. You can post a picture of the book, and share your link. Posting your links is very important to people wanting to buy or at least, look at it. They may consider it for the future.

Make sure you have your book information link under your email signature. Anytime you send a message, you should have all links under your signature.

You should also be sure you have a blog and update it often. I advertise new book launches, guest bloggers, writing articles and interviews. Sometimes, I’ll use my blog for book tours.

There are places you can publish your book for a nominal fee, like Kirkus Reviews. Search Google. You will find an overwhelming bunch of links to anything you are looking for. I do research, so I know.

I try to get blog interviews for my clients. That’s always a good way to get the word out about your book. Even radio is good to try. Go to and see if you can find the right host for your genre.

It’s my intention to help the author in any way possible. I like to learn new things so I can be a better assistant to my clients.

Make sure you do the right promotions for your book. Make this year THE year you sell more and write to your heart's content. Whatever your goals, a Virtual Assistant can help promote while you write. We can take away that burden and stress.

Your writing friend,

Linda Barnett-Johnson is a Virtual Assistant for authors and enjoys writing poetry, short stories, articles about writing and making up quotes. Many of her articles and poetry have been published. She’s a former editor, former assistant editor of Long Story Short ezine, former administrative director of Long Story Short School of Writing. You can locate her website at: She also posts new books, writing articles and author interviews on her BLOG.  Always looking for guest bloggers that would post writing tips, articles and anything to do with writing.

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