I’ve said this often, as do other writers who spend time on various social media platforms, find a few platforms that work for you/fit your personality, which takes into account your relative patience-or lack thereof. Also, follow noted authors and any artisan or public person who represents what you admire and/or want to do. Following these people will be easy because you are following via your ‘gut.’ You will also get ideas on what to post.
Here’s a list of authors who have solid platforms and/or aiming for solid. All of them are multi-published, for me, an indicator of their passion and persistence.
Why do I encourage my tribe to follow high profile authors in social media? They are good to writers. Remember this, as you help them fortify their social media presence – yes, their publishers insist- they might help you out with a retweet or a comment or a ??? when your times comes to announce your own publication. Who knows, one might say “Yes” to a book blurb should you be a steady contributor to their social media pages, (many have them on Facebook).
Imbedding live links is time consuming but all authors here are an easy Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google et al search.
Gayle Lynds, International Espionage, fiction
Catherine Ryan Hyde, Y/A & Adult fiction
David Brin, SCI-fi / Mystery fiction
Tracy Dougherty, Biographer nonfiction
Janis Thomas, Women’s fiction
Lesley MM Blume, nonfiction
April Smith, literary & mainstream fiction
Anne Lamott, nonfiction/inspiration
Stephen King, fiction, essays, nonfiction
Gayle Carline, Cozy mystery fiction, columnist
Marlene Wagman Geller, nonfiction collections
Anne Rice, fiction, essays, nonfiction, et al
Claire Lazebnik, Y/A fiction, essays, non fiction/health
Anthony Breznican Y/A fiction, magazines, essays
Caitlin Rother, True Crime, essays
If you’d like to add to this list, I’m posting it on my Facebook education/business page MarlaMiller’s Hooking Readers soon after it arrives in your e-mailboxes so feel free to add to the list.