By Maureen L. Bonatch
On more than one occasion I've openly declared my limited ability, and desire, to learn all this new fangled technology.
Despite my words sounding like a stubborn ancient oldster about to recollect the amount of snow traveled to school back in the days of their youth (hint: it's always uphill both ways) —or an ostrich with it's head in the sand—I've come to realize I'll have to learn some of the ever changing world of technology.
Wanna come along?
Why Learn Something New?
Because no one is going to come looking if you don't put yourself out there.
Believe me, I've waited and waited, but no one has come knocking on my door to ask to see the books I have published...or the four draft manuscripts on my computer.
Why do people wait, delay, stall or ignore?
Because Change is Hard
Taking that next step, finishing that draft, or learning a new skill is imperative to growth
- Shared a post about using Book Promotion using Pinterest
- Provided a few reasons why you should attend/have a Facebook Party
Today I want to share my latest venture and a display few ways even a technology-phobe-novice like me used PicMonkey and Canva to interact with readers, share my books, and have a little fun. (Some items are free and others have a minimal fee for use- be sure to check.)
Yes, I said fun! Who would've thought?
I'm not going to provide step by step methods to create these because...they're that simple. Go to the site and it tells you exactly what to do.
Instead I'll show you a few different ways you can use these great resources for marketing your book, interacting with readers, or just having fun!
1. Use a line/quote from your book
2. Use a quote of yours, or one you like, to share your thoughts
3. Use a tagline to tell the reader a little about your story
4. Use comments (Be sure to quote and/or give credit)
5. Use one of your own photos
These are just a few examples, and I'm by no means an expert.
I mean, none, nada, not even close, miles away from anything close to an expert!
Now go on and have some fun making your own
Can't get enough Paranormal and Urban Fantasy?
You're invited to the Bump in the Night...a Paranormal Experience Facebook Party on March 12th from 12 p.m until 6 p.m. EST!
You’ll find me (at 12:30 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. EST- check the time zone peeps!) and 11 other paranormal/urban fantasy authors. Stop by for prizes and loads of magical fun!
About the Author:
Maureen writes stories in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania that boast laughter, light suspense and something magical in the hope of sharing her love of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary world. She writes Paranormal Romance and Fantasy.
Writing on my Website
Tweeting on Twitter
Pinning on Pinterest
Flapping on Facebook