Linkedin offers you the unique opportunity to make professional contacts that can generate referrals, endorsements and—if you’re a stickler for realism like me—connections that work in the industries featured in your book.
For example, I connected with a government employee on Linkedin whose work experience offered a wealth of information that will be invaluable in writing The Genesis Conspiracy, my upcoming YA sci-fi political thriller.
Boost your credibility by listing your credentials, honors and milestones. Readers and potential contacts can see, at-a-glance, where you’ve been and where you’re headed. This can easily win you stages that can pay off big time.
In short, while Linkedin may not generate the immediate sales you’d like to see, the bigger picture benefits make it worthwhile.