Literary Agent Carly Watters shares 1) what kind of digital footprint agents look for, 2) a quick guide to the largest social media sites, and 3) the best times to post to those sites.
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This is the social media elephant in the room.
You don’t query in a vacuum. If you write a query letter and an agent is intrigued (congratulations!) the next thing an agent does is Google you or click on the links in your signature to see where it takes us.
A writer’s virtual footprint is their resume at that point.
Here are my ‘online guidelines’ for writers:
- Make sure you have a landing page. It could be Tumblr, WordPress, About.me or a website. You only need one, but make sure you have one that has good SEO–Wordpress or a domain name is best for that.
- Make sure you’re not a digital ghost. If we Google you and nothing comes up it makes us think 1) you don’t take this seriously and 2) that you don’t understand social media and the importance of an online presence and that worries us. It’s a red…
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