Social Media

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Places to Go, People to (Virtually) See

A writer or illustrator's platform involves social media. Mastering social media can be difficult, but these articles can help you navigate the terrain. Also, check out our section on Marketing & Creating a Platform.

Handy Tools

Social Media Image Resizing Tool 

Social Media In General

Not sure how to Approach Social Media? CARE about your Readers

Three Ways to Selling More Books with Social Media

Social Media for Children's and Adult's Books: Who Posts Where?

How to Crush it on Social Media as an Introvert

Infographic: 5 Actionable Social Media Tips for Authors



Join our KIDLIT411 Facebook Group to connect with other children's writers and illustrators

Why (Most) Authors Don't Need a Facebook Page


100 Twitter Hashtags Every Writer Should Know

Debbie Ridpath Ohi's Twitter Guide for Authors & Illustrators  

Twitter Hashtags Writers Should Follow When Seeking a Literary Agent

50 Twitter Accounts All Writers Should Follow



Facetime*/Skype- Lots of authors are using Skype and FaceTime to conduct author visits these days. It's cheaper, and although you don't have the same intimacy as when an author is in house, children get excited about being able to "talk" to a live author. 

*FaceTime is for use ONLY with Apple products.

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