Here’s the thing:
Instagram has been one of the most popular social media platforms for over a decade and the #Bookstagram (book lovers on instagram!) community is not fading anytime soon, either.
Despite platform changes, Instagram remains one of the BEST places to be as an author.
So that’s why I created this step-by-step guide to help make Instagram work finally work for you (or finally work for you again). Because this platform is too powerful to not be using for your author brand and book sales.
the same ol’ Instagram growth “hacks” and strategies just don’t work the same anymore. Trust me, I know. I’ve been through the low engagement periods, the decreasing followers, and the nearly empty comment section.
I had to switch up my strategy and find what works. And in the last 6 months? I’ve grown from 25k to over 100k followers and sold thousands of books through Instagram.
I know it’s extremely overwhelming and discouraging. I’ve been there.
Posting every day and not seeing results. Losing followers. I even did “engagement pods” for a while… (I don’t recommend those in this guide!)
But I pivoted, learned what’s working now, and have had results I never thought would happen!
Plus, alllllllll of this:
how to set up and optimize your instagram author profile to get more eyes (and readers) on your page
learn how to make feed posts, carousels, reels, livestreams, stories and collaboration posts work for you when it comes to connecting with readers and expanding your audience
in this section, you’ll master
hashtag research (including how to know if your hashtags are actually working!)
plus, my proven story strategy for getting more engagement on your new posts.
learn the 3 key things you need in your content strategy to make more sales
plus, how to get people off instagram and buying your book!
You'll learn the most important metrics to watch out for so you can continue to grow and create content that works.
All this for just $27!
30+ post and reel ideas for authors
5 ways to grow your following
5 ways to save time creating videos
getting comfortable on video and how to host a livestream
instagram engagement checklist
how to collaborate with bookstagrammers to expand your reach
Steal these 10 Instagram stories templates that will drive engagement, direct messages, and link clicks for your books!
Hi, I'm shelby leigh! I’m a bestselling writer with an audience of over 500k. I’ve self-published and traditionally published thanks to my book sales, all from organic (not paid) social media strategies!
After years of studying marketing and managing social media accounts for large brands, I've learned what it takes to grow an audience, create content that resonates with readers, and most importantly, sell.
Now, I am a full-time writer and proud to help other writers achieve the sales they dream of.
I created Accelerate Your Author Instagram because I believe in the power of Instagram in building relationships with readers and creating a long-term social media strategy that works.
I truly believe that every writer can market and sell their book without it being overwhelming, without it taking up all of your time to write, and without spending money on paid advertising.
This step-by-step guide will help you do that and I can't wait to see the difference it makes for you!
I am confident that this guide will help you increase your engagement, following and book sales over time, IF you implement the tools in the guide!
HOWEVER I want you to know that there is no risk in purchasing today.
Because if you don't love the guide and learn something new, you can request your money back in 14 days. No questions asked.
What happens when I purchase the guide?
What tools do I need to access the guide?
The guide is a PDF so most computers, tablets and phones will already have a PDF reader installed! Or, you can print it out.
Will this work for my genre?
Yes! The guide was created to work with any genre: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, romance, sci-fi, children's, YA, thriller, fantasy, and more! This will even work for writers who are looking to pre-launch their book.
Is this the same as the tiktok guide?
Nope! This guide is 40 new pages packed with information specific to instagram. There are a handful of repeat post ideas, and one page about content types that is the same, but otherwise it is all new information, with even more post ideas to take your author instagram to the next level.
How can I ask a question not listed here?
*It’s so crucial that when social media adapts, we do too. As Instagram releases major updates, you’ll get updates to this Instagram guide for FREE.
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