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.
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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.
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
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
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:
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….
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)