When I first returned on line nearly two years ago after years of absence I was told that a Twitter and Facebook account were a must-have if you plan to market your books. But here I’m nearly two years later, things have left me wondering does either really works for book marketing?
I think they both does if your books are geared toward the under twenty five generation. If not, I don’t think neither does very much for your books. From my experience, I am finding you have to find a social network that has readers more interested in your specific genre not simply because it’s the most popular one out there.
In my genre, I have found many more options that works for it far better than Facebook and Twitter. My links are all over the Internet but very few has come from a Twitter retweet or a Facebook sharing. Surprisingly, most (90%) comes from other places other than Facebook or Twitter.
I think it all depends on what genre you are writing in rather they works for you. If you are writing children and young adult books yes, they both works well but that’s not my genre so I had to research and learn what else was out there.
Some suggested I change the genre to young adult but that’s impossible for most of the series were written before there was a Twitter or Facebook.