Pinterest is the fastest growing standalone website ever. And while recipes, dream travel destinations, style tips, and adorable photos of cats seem to dominate the site's content, there is plenty of room for authors. If you are a published author or want to become one, you should be on Pinterest.
While Pinterest is a visual way to share online content, there are a surprisingly large number of readers and booklovers on the site. While images drive the pins, Pinterest is about so much more than pictures––it's about sharing your favorite things, finding inspiration, and building knowledge.
As an author, there are countless ways you can use Pinterest to promote your work, and we'll discuss a few options here. But Pinterest can also serve to help your creative process. You can glean inspiration for your writing while you're marketing yourself. Now if that's not win-win, I don't know what is.
Pinterest posts are called "pins" and they're organized around "boards." Essentially, this is just a virtual way of organizing information much like how you could use bulletin boards and magazine clippings in "real life." Effective boards on Pinterest have concise, catchy themes to organize the information.
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