(This article is an excerpted section from CJ Lyons’ BREAK FREE FROM THE SLUSHPILE, copyright 2011. Thanks to CJ for allowing us to re-post. For more advice, check out www.cjlyons.net!)
There are tons of places authors can find information on building a brand or platform. So many that it’s often overwhelming. It’s easy to want to hide in your hermit cave and write the next book.
No worries. Even I feel like that most of the time. As an Introvert, my strength comes from my ability to sit alone and focus, get the job done.
Not counting the actual words, nothing says as much about an author as his or her images/press photos/book covers. Photos can provide potential readers with important clues about an author’s themes, style, and aesthetic, — but until recently, they couldn’t really do much aside from that. With ThingLink, however, writers can make their book covers and promo images interactive and use them to tell stories, drive sales, and create more engaged fans.
Getting started with ThingLink is easy — just sign up for a free account at ThingLink.com and start uploading photos.