Fatal Forgery, financial crime, fraud, marketing, Pinterest, publicity, Samuel Plank, self-publishing
I’m not a very visual person. I can go into an art gallery or furniture store or jewellery boutique and point out what I like, but why I like it, well, that’s a mystery. And as for trying to emulate it, forget it. So the whole idea of Pinterest, which is predicated on sharing visual images, has rather passed me by. But then I was reading yet another article about how to market self-published books (I begin to think that this might appear on my tombstone: “She lived well but died wondering how to market her self-published novel”), I realised something: just because I am not very visually stimulated, I cannot afford to ignore those of my readers (and potential readers) who are. So I am giving it a go.
I have created a Pinterest board about Sam and “Fatal Forgery”. It is very much in its infancy (might turn out to be arrested development, I suppose…) but you can have a look here. I have also put a link to it on the left, over there ← ← ← ←. It’s quite tricky finding the right images, because I want to give people a taster of the book and the period without divulging any plot details. So that means that I can’t include pictures of – oooops! nearly gave something away then! I’m still stumbling my way through it, and perhaps no-one will ever find their way to the book from the Pinterest board, but maybe forcing myself to look at my subject from a different perspective – visual rather than verbal – will actually pay dividends. What do you think? Any Pinterest experiences, hints or warnings?
Roy McCarthy said:
Very good Susan, excellent images. Blackadder, ha! Interesting about the mags court conversion to a restaurant.
My very first visit to Pinterest I think, for much the same reasons you give.
Roy, it is exhausting trying to keep up with all these possible routes to readers – Dickens must have felt the same as he criss-crossed the Atlantic to give readings!
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