I have to admit that I don’t like social media platforms that much. If I could disconnect from the social media world indefinitely, I would do it. But unfortunately, in today’s world, it is needed. As a writer, to promote a book, it is imperative to use it. If you are self-publishing and living in a country where the language of the book is not the native one, then you need it more.
When I decided to self-publish “The Last Families”, I knew I was going to be on my own in regards to book promotion. I know there are services out there that help you with this process, but let’s be realistic, they are too expensive. I also knew that traditional promotion like book fairs, reading, or signing in a bookshop wasn’t for me because I live in Bolivia and those are limited here to books in Spanish.
Therefore, my best way to get to other readers out there that are comfortable reading in English is with social media. Even if you have a blog and website, people are not going to find your book just like that with a simple Google or Amazon search. Social media promotion is needed.
Initially, I tried to limit myself to my Facebook Page and Twitter following, but personally, those aren’t the ones that I used the most, they are only the older ones. Nowadays, if I have to use social media, I prefer Instagram and Pinterest. I also know that much of the fantasy world’s best can live in Tumblr. Therefore, without realizing it, I ended up with several social media.
You are, of course, most welcome to follow any of them. But If you are like me, that prefers blogs and websites, aside from this post, it would be great if you can follow “The Last Families” website: