Writers Using Pinterest for Inspiration and Marketing OSP Episode 22

Pinterest is a haven of inspiration for anyone that spends a few minutes on it. All types of artists including those who express themselves through their words are drawn to it. Whether it be fiction or non fiction, for a book or for a blog Pinterest can be an incredible resource for writers.

Writers Using Pinterest for Inspiration and Marketing

In this episode:

This week’s guest on the Oh So Pinteresting Podcast is Peg Fitzpatrick. She is a fun and witty writer, blogger, social media wiz and fellow Pinterest fanatic.

She works with Guy Kawasaki  in developing social media marketing strategies and is also director of marketing for Kreussler Inc.

Peg is also passionate about reading books, so much so that she hosts a monthly Twitter chat where she interviews authors about their latest works called #MyBookClub.

We talk about the many ways that writers can use Pinterest including getting inspiration for writing, marketing their books and for connecting with their readers. Many of the things we cover can be applied to any professional or business using Pinterest.

 

Topics covered:

Using Pinterest for inspiration

Using Pinterest for connecting with readers

Using Pinterest for book promotion

Fictional character Pinterest account

My Imaginary Well Dressed Toddler Daughter aka Quinoa Pinterest board

Secret boards

Timing pins on Pinterest

Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray, Love on Pinterest

Penguin Books on Pinterest

Pinterest board topics for authors and bloggers (could apply to other professions as well)

How Peg cross-promotes her monthly Twitter chat to reach a broader audience.

 

Connect with Peg

On her blog

On Pinterest and her happiness jar board that Elizabeth Gilbert pins with

On Twitter

On Google+

 

Links mentioned

Oh So Pinteresting on Tour – Cynthia’s speaking engagements

 

 

 Pinterest and Twitter

Peg and I chatted a bit about tweeting pins and she gave some really great tips. Recently Twitter made an update to their mobile app that makes tweeting pins even more awesome and its a cinch to do.

To tweet a pin:

How to tweet Pinterest pins

 

1. Click on the share button on the top right corner of any Pin

2. A pre-populated tweet with the pin’s description will appear. If needed, you can edit the tweet to be more tweetable. Click the blue tweet box and you’re done!

In the mobile app your pins will appear like this….

 

Pinterest Pins on Twitter

 

Virtual high-five to PinChat diva Kelly Liberman for writing about this new Twitter feature and sharing it on Google+

 

Have you seen any creative uses of Pinterest by authors or others on Pinterest? Let us know in the comments below.

 

Brownie points will be give to those who find and send me my Monday morning word mentioned in the podcast. (I’m sooo not a morning person)

 

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About ohsopinteresting

Cynthia Sanchez is a Pinterest marketing consultant and expert. Cynthia created OhSoPinteresting.com, one of the early leaders in Pinterest education for businesses. Contact Cynthia on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthiasanchezrnbsn

7 thoughts on “Writers Using Pinterest for Inspiration and Marketing OSP Episode 22

  1. July 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Cynthia ~ what a terrific interview!So many excellent tips on cross promoting and board ideas. And I loved hearing about Quinoa 🙂

    Thanks for the sweet surprise mention in your post…I love seeing Pins everywhere :)!

    1. July 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks Kelly! Wonder if Quinoa will have a brother or friends soon? 😉

  2. July 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I really enjoyed the interview. The two of you have rather contagious enthusiasm. I would love to hear more tips on creative ways to cross-pollinate/share between various social media platforms and Pinterest. (I’m about to try screen capturing a tweet and pinning it as a test idea.)

    1. July 5, 2013 at 8:04 am

      Melissa,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the interview, Peg is awesome. Sharing funny or interesting tweets on Pinterest sounds like a great idea!

  3. November 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    I loved this episode, I am a little behind but this was amazing love it! – Eleanor

    1. November 29, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Thanks Eleanor! So glad to hear you’re enjoying the podcast. If theres anything in particular that you’d like me to cover in future episodes, just let me know 🙂