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Carroll County Chapter - Instagram for authors

June 08, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Finksburg Branch Library
2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

This session will discuss the rapid growth of of Instagram, the rise of bookstagrammers and the massive opportunity this presents for authors to promote their work and connect with their audience. Learn how to create a community, promote your book and reach out to bookstagrammers and book reviewers. Don’t forget about Instastories. They are a must. Learn all about relevant hashtags, tagging and tips and best practices for creating compelling posts and stories that will generate a high level of engagement.

Author Natasha Tynes is an award-winning Jordanian-American author and communications professional based in Washington, DC. She currently works as a social media lead for an international development organization. She has appeared on a number of national and international TV programs, including Larry King Live, PBS's Foreign Exchange with Daljit Dhaliwal, Paula Zahn show, CBS's This Morning, Scarborough Country, and BBC's Up all Night. Her byline has appeared in the Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, and the Jordan Times, among many other outlets. Her short stories have been published in Geometry, The Timerbline Review and Fjords. Her debut novel They Called Me Wyatt will be published in June 2019 by California Coldblood Books, an imprint of Rare Bird Books.Tynes is the recipient of F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival award for short fiction.

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