For those writers who know little to nothing about social media, We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media, by the guru of social media herself, Kristen Lamb, is for you. Building a platform is important in a writer’s career and Ms. Lamb teaches you how build a platform as simply as possible. The book gives the reader step by step directions on how to set up FB, Twitter and MySpace (I’m wary about My Space, I can’t figure out if it exists anymore) accounts.
I set up a tweetdeck account though her instructions and now I find it easier to navigate twitter. Ms. Lamb makes it easy to do things with social media that seem scary at first glance.
It is a wonderful book that I highly recommend. Because I had previously read Are you There Blog? It’s Me, Writer (see my review), I had already done a lot of the things Ms. Lamb had suggested, so most of the information wasn’t fresh to me, but it was a good reminder.
If you are a new writer and know little to nothing about social media, then get yourself a copy of this book, read, learn and implement her teachings. You will be immensely glad that you did.