Selling Your Books on Pinterest

In January, I had the pleasure of speaking with the Chicago chapter of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) about how to use Pinterest as a marketing tool for authors.

Learn how to use Pinterest as a marketing tool for your books! Pinterest isn't just for getting ideas for your characters and your settings. It's a way to find readers. Learn how!If you missed it, you still have a chance to hear my talk–and you don’t even have to leave your home! I’ll be presenting on how to use Pinterest to sell your books at the Catholic Writers Online Conference March 4-6! You can sign up here!

This faith-focused authors conference offers presentations covering all aspects of writing from finding your calling as a writer to publishing and marketing your books. There will also be online pitch sessions with noted Catholic publishers and secular publishers.

On my talk on Pinterest, we’ll discuss how to optimize your personal profile, why you should convert to a business account, how to make your website Pinterest-friendly, how to use a free service like Picmonkey to create super shareable pins, how to grow your following, and why you should be joining and using group Pinterest boards.

The conference will be held using webinar software, making the experience more personal and immediate.

This year’s sessions include an emphasis on the faith aspects of writing no matter what the genre. Speakers like Gary Zimak, author of Faith, Hope and Clarity; Joe Wetterling, President of the Catholic Writer’s Guild, horror author Jonathan Ryan and others will speak on writing as a calling, a literary revolution, and an evangelization. In addition, there are practical workshops including legal issues, techniques for characterization and plotting, how to journal, and time management.

Join the Catholic Writers' Conference Online this March 4-6! Learn from industry professionals on a wide variety of topics. Registration is only $25 for Catholic Writers Guild members and $40 for nonmembers.Pitch sessions give authors with finished books a chance to personally interest a publisher. Pitch sessions include well known Catholic publishers like Servant Books, smaller presses like Liberty Island, and ebook publishers like eTreasures.

This year’s conference is $40; $25 for members of the Catholic Writers’ Guild. To register or for more information, go to

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