3 Reasons Self-Publishing Authors Need Social Media

Outskirts Press introduces a new Author Platform Set-up through Social Media option to help all authors, self-publishing and otherwise, take advantage of the power of social media to establish their author platform.

Denver, CO, February 24, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Denver, Co. Social media represents a huge opportunity for professionals. People are using social media to connect with people, clients, and customers around the world; and businesses are using social media to improve their relationships with current customers and new potential customers. For self-publishing authors, social media offers a chance to level the playing field with traditionally published writers.

Outskirts Press recently introduced a new Author Platform Set-up through Social Media option. Here are three reasons authors should consider this new option when establishing their own expertise and building their author platform:

1) Marketing Power – According to Knowledge Networks, more than 38 million people between the ages of 13 and 80 in the US are influenced to make purchase decisions based on what they've seen on social media sites.

2) Build Relationships – Social media is a powerful tool for marketing, but it is different than traditional marketing avenues. Social media allows authors to communicate with readers and build relationships. With social media, marketing is no longer a one way conversation. Words can influence readers to buy your book, but more importantly, readers can influence authors.

3) Join the Competition – Social media is growing, and authors are recognizing the potential to connect with readers and improve sales. Don’t let your competition reap all the benefit. Authors can join the game and improve sales.

“Authors often struggle with implementing social media campaigns,” says Outskirts Press Manager of Author Support Elise Connors. “With our Author Platform Set-up through Social Media option, authors no longer have to worry about creating their author platform through social media because we do all the set-up for them. Instead, they can focus on other forms of promotion or spend time doing what they do best -- writing books!”

When authors purchase the Author Platform Set-up through Social Media option, Outskirts Press will set-up a profile on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and WordPress. In addition to setting up each account on these social media sites, Outskirts Press will connect authors with relevant people, brands, and communities on each network through "likes," "tweets," "followers," subscriptions, and groups. It's the complete solution to cracking into successful social media for writers.

To purchase this option, visit http://outskirtspress.com/p/social today.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press offers high-quality, full-service self-publishing and book marketing services for writers and professionals who are seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights, 100% of their profits, and 100% of the creative control. www.outskirtspress.com.

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