I recently commented on a question posed by another indie author who asked what relevance Pinterest (as another tool of social media) might have for an author. Here is my comment:
In response to your pondering about Pinterest, I have dedicated an entire board to the series I am currently writing. All sorts of things are going on this board as it is a five-generational family saga. So when I find things that I think will come in handy I pin them to that board (Bridgewater Chronicles). These are things that I will use as reminders, inspiration, examples of what I’m trying to describe from a given era, etc. By letting my readers/fans know I have a board dedicated to my writing, they are free to check it out and keep abreast of what’s new in my fictional worlds. Several readers have already made comments on what I’ve pinned and now follow me on Pinterest.
Also, this is a great way to showcase your books. Create a board and name it something like “Great Books” or “Must Read Books” and populate it with photos of your book covers.
Hope I’ve given you something to go on. Feel free to check out my Pinterest boards: www.http://pinterest.com/marionauthor/
I hope this information is helpful to other indie authors as well as readers who can go out to Pinterest and look for their favorite authors. Hopefully other authors have done the same thing as me and created boards for their research.