Using Linked In As An Author

Dan Alatorre

We recently talked about social media and how Linked In can help an author network. Friend of the blog Jen Owenby (author name J.A. Owenby ) stepped up to explain LinkedIn for us.


There are several ways LinkedIn can help authors. First of all, the connections. The more connections you achieve, the higher ranking you have during word searches. Example: developmental editor, NY Times Bestselling Author, EBook cover designers. If you’re looking for recommendations, reviews, and connecting with services LinkedIn is a hot spot, and it’s all very professional.

It’s important to build an author page. You have one, and it’s great! When you achieve 500+ connections it increases your ranking during searches. Authors can list their websites, books, information about themselves (good solid summary and skills), they can recommend other authors, share their posts and build communities across the world.

There are also writing groups. One group trades Facebook…

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