- Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Who Dares Wins (July 6, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1935712187
- ISBN-13: 978-1935712183
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 43 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,900,291 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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We Are Not Alone: The Writer's Guide to Social Media
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We have always used social media to not only promote our company and our books, but also help our authors in promoting themselves. This book takes what we have done, and shows us ways to push that to the next level.
It is a wonderful read, chock full of ideas and step by step guides on how to dive into this "must do" marketing arena of the 21st century.
If you are a published author, or a writer working towards becoming published, get your hands on this book now! This industry is incredibly difficult to succeed in. This is one tool that will increase your odds of success!
We are now ordering a copy of this book and sending it to each of our authors as a part of our signing package. Yea! We feel it is both that good, and that important.
Long before she gets to the instructions, Lamb covers a wealth of information and advice on the uses and usefulness of social media for writers. (I was happy to learn that I've gotten off on the right foot with my baby steps, using my own--and only--name for what little I've done.) She piles on more information on marketing and branding than most of us could absorb in one reading.
And before she gets into the nuts and bolts of signing up for accounts (or polishing existing ones), Lamb covers content, from head shots and bios to topics and tags, and networks, what they are and how to build them.
Lamb advises establishing all the planks of your platform at the same time (even if you leave your fledgling Facebook fan page unpublished for a while) and bolting them firmly together, and she gives detailed instructions for doing so. She ends with a much-needed section on time management.
I do have a complaint or two about the Kindle edition. The illustrations are unreadable at their normal size and fuzzy when zoomed and the table of contents is not hyperlinked. I plan to use the book while setting up more of my own planks, but I may grumble while searching for the information.
I started reading WANA with all of the joy and expectations that one might feel opening a computer programming textbook. I was, as you might guess, very pleasantly surprised within the first few pages. Kristin teaches in exactly the way I like to learn.
1. She begins with `Why', as in "Why do I need to bother with all of this `Social Media' voodoo, anyway?"
2. Next comes the `What', as in "Ok, I'm sold. Now what should I do?"
3. Finally, she gives us the `How', as in "Step One: go to this website. Step two, click that button...", only she does it much better than I am describing. Trust me.
The writing is flawless and entertaining, the content is well laid out, and the material is explained in clear terms with pictures, screenshots, and (don't you love eBooks?) links to helpful websites and utilities. She took a fairly dry subject (sorry Mr. Zuckerberg), and not only made it interesting, but got me excited about it, and eager to explore the Twitterverse.
Before I read this book, I thought that "social media" was political commentary, websites were made with magic smoke, and a platform was the secret ingredient in my special shoes. Now, I know better, and I'll be posting all about it next week on my Blog, which will update to my webpage, my Facebook Author page, and MySpace. Don't worry! I'll tweet the links.
I am a real stickler for giving honest ratings and reviews, so these five stars are not a giveaway. The only problem I have with this book, is that I didn't read it six months before releasing my own book, and after all this book has done for me, that's just not worth taking a star away. If you are an author, or want a step by step guide to building your social media platform, go get this book. And tell it Greg sent you.