Whether you like it or not, it’s time to admit that social media is here to stay. It’s an important piece of every business, including the business of writing and publishing.
Before you even land your first book deal, agents and editors will be looking you up. The question is, what are they looking for:
Jessica, if a writer has a website and a blog, plus some social media accounts, what would an agent look at if they were considering signing them?
I don’t know that I’m searching for anything specific when I’m looking at an author’s social media. I’m really just looking to get to know the author a little bit. I want some insights into what she’s writing or who she’s writing for. I like to get a sense of whether or not she’s a positive and supportive person or angry and negative. I want to know who else she follows or how engaged she is.
But really, despite all of that, I just want to get a sense of who she is. Maybe find a personal connection like baking or a love for Reese’s Peanut Butter cups.