LinkedIn for Authors: Ten Top Tips

LinkedIn for Authors: Ten Top Tips

For authors, who you know can be just as important as what you know. The connections that you make throughout your career are one of your most valuable resources that you can have. You never know when you might pick up an email from an old friend with a new opportunity.

 

And that’s why LinkedIn can come in handy – after all, as the world’s premier social networking site for professionals, it helps you to connect with contacts and to follow them throughout their careers. I’ve teamed up with Dane Cobain to help you make the most out of LinkedIn. The problem with LinkedIn is the etiquette can be tricky, and many authors find it difficult to tell where to start. Here are ten tips to get you going.

Personalise Your Messages


When you send connection requests, take the time to personalise your messages by offering a little context. Tell people where you met them or let them know how you might be able to help them. Use their names where possible, to show that you’re not an automaton, and include personal details from previous conversations to show that you listened to them.

Join Groups


LinkedIn Groups offer a fantastic way for writers to connect with like-minded individuals, from networking groups and industry chatrooms to specialist groups for cover designers, editors and other industry professionals. Just be sure to avoid self-promotion – people will notice, and it’s usually against the rules.

Take Advantage of LinkedIn Pulse


LinkedIn Pulse is the name of the company’s inbuilt news platform, and it’s a good idea for writers to take advantage of it by regularly posting articles. These posts are pushed out into your news feed, and people are able to easily like and share them or to leave a comment to continue the discussion. The very best articles are featured in their relevant categories, typically leading to several thousand extra views.

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Latte Lindsay’s Top 10 Geeks

geeks

Over the last few years, there has been a big shift in how geeks are portrayed on the screen. And throughout the world, there is a trend of people identifying with characters from TV shows and movies. I always identify with the geek in the show or movie. Here are the top 10 Geeks from TV and film that make me happy.

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First World problems with Sky

First world problems with Sky

*Le Sigh*. It’s what I post online when I am forced to deal with idiots and smashing my face through a wall is the only other answer. Trust me when I tell you a face palm will only help you so much. But why am I getting all French with *le sigh* anyway? First world problems people, and today we are dealing with Sky.

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Latte Lindsay’s Top GoPro Videos On YouTube

GoPro

If there is one way of capturing the action, it’s with a GoPro camera. Now GoPro videos are everywhere, but some of those videos are better than others. Don’t worry though, I have searched the dark places of YouTube so that you don’t have to; finding some of the most epic GoPro videos out there. Each one of these videos will take you on an emotional roller-coaster ride, so bring tissues or some clean underpants!

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Top Armies in the World {part one}

top armies

Having the top army in the world is one of the top priorities that a country can have. Armed warfare has been one of the ways that countries have defined themselves for centuries. Moving into the modern age, fighting and bloodshed is not considered a top priority by the general public. But that doesn’t stop countries from around the world trying to ensure that they are the best.

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