With 400 million users on Instagram, it’s important for authors to at least check out whether they want to make use of the image-rich site for their book promotions. Instagram’s simple social media app has become enormously popular because it offers the ability to make ordinary photographs and images look extraordinary. But for word-focused authors, the challenge is how to make use of a picture-driven social media platform. Below, check out how how several authors with Instagram profiles use pictures to to bond with readers.
How can authors use Instagram?
Social network Instagram is huge. The five-year-old company recently announced that 400 million people are posting images every month–ahead of Twitter (316 million active users) and Pinterest (100 million users).
Should you promote your author brand on Instagram? Wondering how can you use Instagram to bond with your current and future readers?
Check out below how several authors are using their Instagram accounts.
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How these 25 Authors are using Instagram
Coffee break with Rae. ?☕️ But seriously, you guys, this book is soooooo good and I had the pleasure of being on a panel with Rae Carson at Comic Con San Diego this last July, and she is just FANTASTIC! Speaking of books, have you guys checked out my lovely friend @benjaminoftomes new micro publishing house @oftomes?! Aspiring authors take note, he is currently open for submissions!! ????
Laurie Halse Anderson
José Luís Peixoto
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Matt de la Pena
According to Chris McCandless’ journal, on July 28, 1992—his 92nd day in the wilderness—he finished reading Dr. Zhivago. On page 148 of the novel McCandless bracketed a passage that included the sentence, “And so it turned out that only a life similar to the life of those around us, merging with it without a ripple, is genuine life, and that an unshared happiness is not happiness.” Above the passage, McCandless scrawled in large block letters, “HAPPINESS ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED.” As I observed in Into the Wild, “It is tempting to regard this latter notation as further evidence that McCandless’ long, lonely sabbatical had changed him in some significant way. It can be interpreted to mean that he was ready, perhaps, to shed a little of the armor he wore around his heart, that upon returning to civilization he intended to abandon the life of a solitary vagabond, stop running so hard from intimacy, and become a member of the human community. But we will never know, because Doctor Zhivago was the last book Chris McCandless would ever read.” #intothewild #zhivago #happinessonlyrealwhenshared
Colleen Saidman Yee
#authorsnight at East Hampton last night was a blast. I don’t usually like big dressy Hampton events but the buzz at this event was exciting and chill at the same time. Having written a book, I am now in awe of authors and the amount of work it takes to get to the point of holding it in your hand. It feels like a special club that I just snuck into. #party #yogaforlife #authorsnight #fundraiser