Guest Blog Post By Marianne de Pierres


“Amid the clamour of social media, you must find your own voice. If you are enjoying yourself then you’ll quickly build a network.”

Authors can take the work out of social media and still achieve visibility by simply choosing the right platform/s for them.

Marianne de Pierres



What’s it like?  Facebook works well for the gregarious author who likes to share both their own thoughts and resources they’ve found. Simple rules will help you manage your time.

What You Can Do?

  • Run competitions
  • Broaden your network by tagging bigger common interest groups
  • Have real time instant chats
  • Network with colleagues
  • Use paid for advertising


What’s it like?

Twitter is quick to update but not immediately visual. Phrase your posts in simple direct ways and learn the power of the hash tag.

What You Can Do?

  • Chat, share links and pictures
  • Network - Twitter is one of the best professional networking platforms available
  • Secure your own hash tag on Twubs and build a whole tribe who are interested in talking about the same topic


What’s it like?

Google’s answer to Facebook is looking better and better all the time. Works well with all the Google apps.

What You Can Do?

  • Share posts and thoughts
  • Run simple competitions
  • Create a Google hangout  - a video- based chat group - with other writers or readers
  • Google Huddles – chat with authors and readers using a phone app.


What’s it Like?

YouTube’s video platform that has been around for a long time. Make your own videos  and upload. *Requires decent bandwidth and some basic equipment.

What You Can Do?

  • Direct author address to readers
  • Video reviews
  • Host competitions
  • Tag other vloggers in your videos to help create a community following 


What’s it like?

A platform for sharing images with limited written interaction. A very connected “buy” orientated community with a strongly female user base.

What You Can Do?

  • Create a board with “buy” links for you books.
  • Allow readers to get to know you by creating boards that show own personal taste
  • Find creative inspiration
  • Make free infographics about the industry or interest areas and share them
  • Find readers and writers with similar tastes

Meet Marianne de Pierres

Marianne de Pierres is a multi-award winning Australian author who publishes novels in the science fiction, fantasy, crime and young adult genres.

Over the eighteen years Marianne has been a professional writer, she’s acquired a wide skill base and knowledge about the business of writing, as well as a wide and diverse professional network.

Marianne has a proven track record in using Social Media as a tool to establish a strong writing profile.

She has three websites which amass up to 1 million hits per month as well as Twitter, FB, tumblr, Pinterest and GooglePlus pages with over 5000 followers