I am a huge fan of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and this year I’ve been contributing to its Words and Pictures blog zine, creating social media how-to videos demonstrating Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other social tools of relevance to authors and illustrators.
You can see the full collection of the social media how-videos here on Words and Pictures, which is published by the British Isles chapter of the society (if you’re not familiar with SCBWI, it’s the international professional organization for writers and illustrators of children’s literature — I would highly recommend joining to anyone wanting a career in this industry).
The most recent video looked at Pinterest for authors. Did you know you could collect images on Pinterest in a private board that no one else can see? Learn more here in “Pinterest at a glance,” or have a look at a Pinterest board I created: children’s literary editors, agents and publishers working in the UK.
I’m always delighted to answer any author’s or illustrator’s question in regards to social media if I can, so don’t hesitate to drop me a mail if there’s something specific you’d like to see me demonstrate.
My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org, or find me on Twitter at @spacekidsbooks
What social media tools do you find most or least useful as an author? Let me know in the comments below.