Carol Vorvain (@writersboon) is an Australian international lawyer, mediator, author and founder of Writers Boon. Her books, When Dreams are Calling, Why not? - The island where happiness starts with a question and A Fool in Istanbul - The adventures of a self-denying workaholic have been featured in a number of travel magazines including the International Traveller magazine and can be found in libraries, bookstores and on Amazon.
Did you know that nearly half of all Internet users have reposted a photo or video they have found online?
Or that 54 percent of all Internet users have posted an original photo or video that they personally have created.
Tweets with images, Facebook posts with images, LinkedIn with images, receive up to 150 percent retweets and shares.
According to Forbes, image-centric content rules.
Today, the power of visual content is undeniable.
One type of visual content that works particularly well when you are promoting your books is eye-catching, creative image quotes.
Why Book Quotes sell more books:
1. Spread the message. People love quotes. And you love your own quotes too. So, why not pick a few favorites from your books and generously share them around?
2. Boost engagement. Quotes help readers connect with your book. Think of them as a preview, a smarter bait, way better than a big red sign “Buy my book. NOW!”
3. Get more shares. If people like your quote, they will share it, retweet it, pin it to their Pinterest boards. In other words, they will end up doing all the marketing for your book. And highly likely, they will buy your book too.
6 quick and dirty tools for creating image quotes
With QuotesCover you can upload your own background image, then paste in your quote.
You can find a few sites with free, amazing, quality photos to use here.
However, keep in mind that this tool can be a little clunky. But, hey, it does let you play with different fonts and colors. I think that’s great.
Recite has lots of templates to choose from, but the biggest drawback of using this site is the noticeable watermark that shows up at the bottom of each image.
Stencil is a great tool. But, to make the most of it, you need to pay $9/month. You’ll get lots and lots of background images and icons that you can use and 1,900+ Google fonts to choose from.
The biggest drawback of using this site is the noticeable watermark that shows up at the bottom of each image.
Pinstamatic has basic templates. Don’t expect anything fancy. And, it only allows you to share to Pinterest from its website. So, if you are looking to share your quotes on Twitter, you might need to look somewhere else.
Quick note, Pinstamatic does not add attribution to images. And it’s free. So, if you are into Pinterest, I say give this one a try.
Quozio is very fast and simple to use. Their images do not contain any watermarks and they do add a small attribution at the bottom of your image. So far, so good. Just keep in mind that you won’t have many templates to choose from.
Quozimus is one of the 3 Writers Boon book discoverability features. It’s simple, fast and free.
How does it work?
Authors submit to Writers Boon their favorite awesome quote from their book and the good folks at Writers Boon do the rest.
- Turn the quotes into beautiful cards shareable on all social media channels
- Create a professionally designed book page where readers can watch the trailer, read more, share it & buy the book
- Share the quote on all Writers Boon social media platforms to drive even more engagement.
What makes a good quote to share?
- It hits the right cord. I’m sure we all agree that emotion and sharing go hand in hand. Try to pick a quote that stirs people’s imagination and leaves them in awe.
- It’s short and punchy.
- It’s relevant and captures the spirit and tone of the book.
When promoting a quote, aim for wit, whimsy and food for thought.
This is our advice on how you too can spruce up your great quote. Till next time, happy writing.