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Offline Norman Steele Taylor

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I noticed tons of bloggers get massive traffic from Pinterest groupboards

Anyone have any experience with Pinterest for Kindle book promotions?  Either direct kindle book promo or promoting your blog or your AUTHOR mailing list?


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    Offline D.E.M.

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    I noticed tons of bloggers get massive traffic from Pinterest groupboards

    Anyone have any experience with Pinterest for Kindle book promotions?  Either direct kindle book promo or promoting your blog or your AUTHOR mailing list?

    What do you mean by a Pinterest groupboard?

    I have a Pinterest account but I do not know what a groupboard is.

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    I see a lot of interest from Pintrest in getting me to advertise with them. However, it looked pretty expensive to me. Of course, I'm on a tiny budget and have not done any advertising anywhere yet. Book 3 of my trilogy will hit Amazon in about two weeks, and I'll start doing some kind of advertising. I will only have maybe $300-400 for a budget though, and that may be laughably small.



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    I see a lot of interest from Pintrest in getting me to advertise with them. However, it looked pretty expensive to me. Of course, I'm on a tiny budget and have not done any advertising anywhere yet. Book 3 of my trilogy will hit Amazon in about two weeks, and I'll start doing some kind of advertising. I will only have maybe $300-400 for a budget though, and that may be laughably small.

    I'm in the same tiny boat. In 2020 I'll be advertising my two-volume set that has to date sold two (count 'em!) copies.

    This is a little OT but I paid five whole bucks for a fiver service named "bknight." I'll report on results.

    Offline D.E.M.

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    What do you mean by a Pinterest groupboard?

    I have a Pinterest account but I do not know what a groupboard is.

    Duh, answered my own question.

    Google really is your friend. Sometimes.

    https://louisem.com/199157/pinterest-group-boards

    I never knew such existed. Thanks!

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    I've found Pinterest to be pricey, but BKnights usually comes through with 5-10 sales for me per book offering. That's a bargain.


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    I've found Pinterest to be pricey, but BKnights usually comes through with 5-10 sales for me per book offering. That's a bargain.

    That's a great RoI. I doubt that will happen to me since my book is a weird cross of dystopian and litfic, but hope springs eternal.

    Offline Norman Steele Taylor

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    I've found Pinterest to be pricey, but BKnights usually comes through with 5-10 sales for me per book offering. That's a bargain.

    There are FREE ways to advertise on Pinterest, you know.

    In fact, many of the people I know who make a lot of money off Pinterest traffic don't pay for their traffic.


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    I haven't used the Pinterest Groups, but I just completed a test of using it on 2 books, instead of AMS adds. The results were much better than I had for the same 2 books when I used AMS adds.

    I will try BKnights this week.
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    Fascinating. I did not know Pinterest might be that effective toward traffic and sales. I'll check out this group thingy.
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    Offline D.E.M.

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    There are FREE ways to advertise on Pinterest, you know.

    In fact, many of the people I know who make a lot of money off Pinterest traffic don't pay for their traffic.

    OK, I'll bite.

    How?

    Offline Ivan Brave

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    Have an accout, though I don't personally use pinterest. My wife used to when she had a fashion brand -- I really think it depends on where your people are. If you think your readers enjoy pretty things then pinterest is eden.
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