The 10 Social Media Commandments for Authors

Really good advice.

Nicholas C. Rossis

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Anne R. Allen has published a great list with The 10 Commandments of Social Media Etiquette for Writers on her blog. Here’s a brief summary: If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it.

Not enough?  Alright then, here are her ten tips for online behavior for people planning a writing career, summarized for your convenience:

1) Thou shalt not spam.

What is spam?  Here’s the short version: if you’d ignore it in your own inbox, FB page, or Twitter stream, it’s probably spam.

2) Thou shalt support other authors.

Your fellow authors are not “rivals”. The number one thing a beginner should be doing on social media is getting to know other authors in your genre and subgenre and making friends.

One of the hottest sales tools in the business right now is the multi-author bargain boxed set with several titles by different authors. These…

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4 thoughts on “The 10 Social Media Commandments for Authors

    • You’re most welcome Nicholas. Thanks for following my blog. I usually also write for Friday Fictioneers. I’m taking the next two weeks off from that, but I may publish some of my other work on my blog during those two weeks. I’m going to start following your blog also. 🙂 —Susan (also under my full middle and last names of Suzanne Joshi in Pinterest and Twitter or P.S. Joshi).

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