PLEASE WELCOME LISA TO BOOKHOUNDS YA
Does Social Media Help or Hurt While Writing a Book?
Depending on the day, I have a love/hate relationship with social media. I love connecting to other authors, people in the publishing world and of course, readers. But sometimes the light speed of Twitter can be overwhelming, as can the barrage of status updates on Facebook and Instagram.
When I’m deep into a first draft, I don’t spend as much time on social media because I try to stay in the world of my book. Occasionally I might tweet a line from my WIP just for fun, but mostly I try to crank through the first draft. I do love Instagram, so I stay fairly active on that most days, and tend to post things like photos of my animals or funny stuff that has nothing to do with my book.
Once a book is about to be published, I spend a lot of time on social media trying to get the word out, in tandem with my publisher, in ways that I hope are fun and engaging, in hopes that readers will check out my book to see if it’s their particular catnip.
Something I really love about social media is the ability to connect with people all over the world, and with the “superstars” in the publishing world. I’ve found that most people appreciate shout-outs and reply to them, which is really fun. I try to reply to all Tweets, FB posts, Instagram comments, etc. I enjoy connecting with readers and other book lovers, so feel free to connect with me!
Thanks for having me on your blog!
Want to win this cool prize?
The giveaway is a Nanny Survival Kit (nail polish, lip balm, journal, summer scrapbook stickers, love scrapbook stickers, love quote bookmark) for US winner or a $20 Amazon Gift Card if international
Judy Thomas says
Welcome to Bookhounds YA Lisa!
Thank you do much for always having awesome giveaways. I love reading your blog. I hope you have an amazing day! Keep up the good work
Juana Esparza says
I can’t wait to read this story. I like the gorgeous book cover.
Lisa Brown says
Thank you for the chance tow in 🙂
It seems good, and the cover is beautiful 🙂
Shane Morgan (@itchingforbooks) says
Thanks for participating. I love this guest post 🙂
Rachel B says
Sounds like a good book. It’s a bit different for your typical ‘nanny’ book. Will be curious to see how it works out between the two teens. Thanks for the giveaway.
Thanks for this intriguing feature and wonderful giveaway.
Maria Malaveci says
I can’t wait to read it! Sounds like an amazing read!
Ooooh, a big secret! Now I’m interested. Love my romances. This one sounds good.
Linda Kish says
I would love to win a copy of this book.
bill norris says
my niece would love this prize
Angie D says
Sounds like a great book! And love the nanny survival kit!!
Meredith Miller says
I love being connected to authors on social media. I also kinda thought of them as rock stars or actors, someone who would never get my email or want to hear from me. It’s nice to know that authors do care to hear from their readers.
Mary Preston says
Dying to know what the secret is!!!!
Karla Sceviour says
Sounds so good,thanks for the chance!!
Liezl ruiz says
Thank you for this giveaway! I wonder what’s the fat secret is.
Sandra Watts says
Interesting. Something different than I normally read but would give it a go.
Belinda McNabb says
thanks for the post it sounds like a great book
Ahhh! I’m quite excited about this giveaway! I’m a big fan of the author’s previous book, “How (Not) to Fall in Love” and I’m betting this book will be just as amazing, or more! 😀
Katherine Riley says
This sounds like a fun YA read! I think my granddaughter would like it.
Amanda Sakovitz says
Thanks for the chance!
Yeah! I won! I am so excited. Thank you!