Poll: Social Media Survey

9de34801380555a988bcd61ee2a7b94fI’m going to let you in on a secret: the best part of being an author is writing—even when the words don’t flow, even when we’d rather be golfing (well, okay, maybe not then but you get the idea).

The hardest thing for authors to do (at least, for this author) is self-promotion, especially at a time when social media is all-encompassing, and our inboxes are quickly filled up with more of the same.

The thing is, marketing is part of the deal, and there are only so many hours in the day, so as authors we carefully select our particular social media channels—and hope for the best.  Some of those selections prove to be pretty good choices; others not so much.

This poll is designed to get your feedback. Please vote, and then, if you’re willing,  share it on YOUR social media platforms. The final results will be posted here on May 26th at noon EST.

Thank you!

6 responses to “Poll: Social Media Survey

  1. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Beth, that’s interesting. I see a lot of tweets about books, but seldom follow up on a tweet. I like Goodreads, but it tends to promote authors I’ve already heard of in their newsletter. The giveaways can be helpful though.

  2. I usually hear about a book first on Twitter or Goodreads. If I’m interested in it, I then go to Amazon or the author’s website. I don’t usually browse websites or author Amazon pages without first seeing the initial tweet or Goodreads recommendation.

  3. Judy Penz Sheluk

    I’m with you on the website, Diane. To me, that’s the first place I look. I’m sure there are all kinds of new social media things I haven’t heard of or tried! There seems to be a new one every week.

  4. Judy Penz Sheluk

    Thanks Sheri. I’ll be interested to see…

  5. Voted and shared! Interesting reading the results!

  6. I say blogs and websites because that is my first and preferred place to learn about authors and their books. Sometimes I’m forced to Twitter or Facebook because an author doesn’t have a website. But you can’t get the same detailed information and ease of finding things on those social medias.

    I don’t seek out Amazon author pages, but I have clicked on the author’s name to get me there if I want to see what other books they have. Better yet, if they have their blog or website linked to it, I then click on it to take me to their page.

    Some of these things–instagram, tumbler and Reddit–I’ve never been on, and I’ve never heard of Triberr.

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