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Why Social Media is important for publishers

authoreBooks2go  on  Monday |clock-iconApril,9, 2012| 3:49 AM

With social media being indispensable for publishers, the fact remains how well they utilize this media to their benefit. Publishers need to ensure their efforts are always directed at adding value. They need to have a clear plan in place and how to execute it. Publishers leverage on the expertise of their editorial and publishing teams and their established community of readers to exploit social media.

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Publishers use social media not just to get their word out but to get inputs too. Using Twitter and similar forums, publishers determine reactions and interests of the readers. They also have the opportunity to ask any particular question across a wide group of readers. Newspaper publishers look into these social setups to get leads for their stories.

Effective social media campaigns require understanding who your audience is, and utilizing the networking tools, while also participating in relevant forums. Forums are avenues of multi-channel information and it helps being an active participant. Publishers can even start their own groups in Facebook or in Linkedin and interact with readers. Interacting with readers keep you informed of the trends and expectations among the reading public.

Two very important aspects in managing social media is determining who in your team would do what in the social media campaign, and competitor review. Every section of the campaign need to be attended to and therefore allocating them would ensure that no desired sections are ignored. Organizing the team would help a streamlined uninterrupted campaign even when certain staff members cannot participate for any reason.

Publishers need to note for any strong presence of their competitors and identify the strategy behind. They then require devising their own strategy to strengthen their presence. Creating company profiles and posting them on to third party platforms with back links to your own site contributes to your social media presence.

Here comes the most important fact of social media marketing. You need to recognize that your efforts are unlikely to bring in quick rewards. Researching the opportunities and experimenting, learning from mistakes, allocating appropriate staff time are all vital for publishers, if they are to add value to their businesses through social media.

Social media campaigns are an integral aspect of marketing at eBooks2go.net

About eBooks2go

eBooks2go, Inc is an end-to-end provider of services to the international publishing industry. With the revolutionary change in the publishing industry from a print led to an electronic media led industry in a very short space of time, it became obvious to us at Gantec Publishing Solutions that in order to continue providing the services the publishing industry needed, we had to re-think our business strategy. Thus eBooks2go was formed.

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