Writers Using Pinterest for Inspiration and Marketing OSP Episode 22

 

Pinterest is a haven of inspiration for anyone that spends a few minutes on it. All types of artists including those who express themselves through their words are drawn to it. Whether it be fiction or non fiction, for a book or for a blog Pinterest can be an incredible resource for writers.

 

Writers Using Pinterest for Inspiration and Marketing

 

 

In this episode:

This week’s guest on the Oh So Pinteresting Podcast is Peg Fitzpatrick. She is a fun and witty writer, blogger, social media wiz and fellow Pinterest fanatic.

She works with Guy Kawasaki  in developing social media marketing strategies and is also director of marketing for Kreussler Inc.

Peg is also passionate about reading books, so much so that she hosts a monthly Twitter chat where she interviews authors about their latest works called #MyBookClub.

We talk about the many ways that writers can use Pinterest including getting inspiration for writing, marketing their books and for connecting with their readers. Many of the things we cover can be applied to any professional or business using Pinterest.

 

Topics covered:

Using Pinterest for inspiration

Using Pinterest for connecting with readers

Using Pinterest for book promotion

Fictional character Pinterest account

My Imaginary Well Dressed Toddler Daughter aka Quinoa Pinterest board

Secret boards

Timing pins on Pinterest

Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray, Love on Pinterest

Penguin Books on Pinterest

Pinterest board topics for authors and bloggers (could apply to other professions as well)

How Peg cross-promotes her monthly Twitter chat to reach a broader audience.

 

Connect with Peg

On her blog

On Pinterest and her happiness jar board that Elizabeth Gilbert pins with

On Twitter

On Google+

 

Links mentioned

Oh So Pinteresting on Tour – Cynthia’s speaking engagements

 

 

 Pinterest and Twitter

Peg and I chatted a bit about tweeting pins and she gave some really great tips. Recently Twitter made an update to their mobile app that makes tweeting pins even more awesome and its a cinch to do.

To tweet a pin:

How to tweet Pinterest pins

 

1. Click on the share button on the top right corner of any Pin

2. A pre-populated tweet with the pin’s description will appear. If needed, you can edit the tweet to be more tweetable. Click the blue tweet box and you’re done!

In the mobile app your pins will appear like this….

 

Pinterest Pins on Twitter

 

Virtual high-five to PinChat diva Kelly Liberman for writing about this new Twitter feature and sharing it on Google+

 

Have you seen any creative uses of Pinterest by authors or others on Pinterest? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Brownie points will be give to those who find and send me my Monday morning word mentioned in the podcast. (I’m sooo not a morning person)

 

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Cynthia Sanchez
Keeping you up to date with how to use Pinterest for your business. To get your Pinterest account on a strong foundation and to keep up with the latest Oh So Pinteresting happenings, be sure to sign up for my free Pinterest video course.