5 Effective Ways for Authors to Use Periscope

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SCOPE YOUR BOOK

SCOPE YOUR BOOK5 EFFECTIVE WAYS FOR AUTHORS TO USE PERISCOPE

SHARON C. JENKINS, CO-AUTHOR OF PERISCOPE YOUR BOOK SERIES

WHAT IS PERISCOPE?Just over a year ago, we became fascinated by the idea of discovering the world through someone elses eyes. What if you could see through the eyes of a protester in Ukraine? Or watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon in Cappadocia? It may sound crazy, but we wanted to build the closest thing to teleportation. While there are many ways to discover events and places, we realized there is no better way to experience a place right now than through live video. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but live video can take you someplace and show you around. Periscope.tv

Simply speaking Periscope is Periscope is a new social media platform available since March 2015. It is an app for smartphones that works alongside Twitter, allowing users to live stream videos, interact with your network and other users from around the world. Periscope uses a different approach than Instagram or Vine; it allows you to create your video in real time.

Pre-broadcast

Heres where you put an attention getting title to get the attention of potential viewers.Dont forget the emojis!!!

BROADCAST

When you are doing a broadcast or viewing a broadcast this is what you actually see on your phone.HEARTS are Periscopes currency!If you like a broadcast, you show it by tapping the screen and sharing the love.

Watch MODEWhen you click on the little television, you are able to see whos broadcasting.

replay

If you miss a broadcast, you have 24 hours to view a replay.

5 EFFECTIVE WAYS FOR AUTHORS TO USE PERISCOPEPER THE MASTER COMMUNICATOR, SHARON C. JENKINS, @SHARON_JENKINSTIMINGVIDEOSRECOGNITIONLOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATIONTWEETS ARE SWEET

TIMINGTiming is everything! Study your Twitter audience to see when you have a lot of activity, and schedule your Periscopes about your book or book events during those Twitter rush hours to get the most exposure. Why? Because your Periscope is connected to Twitter, and thats where you will be promoting your videos.

VIDEOSYou can save the promotional videos for your book launch or signing to the app (for 24 hours) or on your phones camera roll. (Youve got to have a lot of memory to do this.) Or save them on katch.com for ever and ever!

recognitionMake your Periscope easy to find! Remember even though Periscope is one of the new kids on the block, it is growing like wildfire. If you want to get noticed, be conspicuous. On Periscope, you have the option to do a public or private broadcast. You may want to do a public broadcast if you are doing a book launch. You may want to do an exclusive private Periscope if you are sharing tips with your favorite fans or a book club.

Location, location, locationDont forget to share your location on Periscope by turning on the location tagging to announce when you are broadcasting on Twitter. Also turn on Twitter sharing and your broadcast will be shared with your Twitter followers in a tweet that looks like this: LIVE on #Periscope: [Video Title] [Link to Video].

Tweets are sweetWhen introducing a new book project or announcing the birth of your book baby, do a Periscope broadcast.Remember, your broadcast will be available for 24 hours. Schedule tweets to your followers that allow those followers in multiple time zones to take advantage of viewing your latest video about your book.

FOR MORE TIPS ON HOW AUTHORS CAN USE PERISCOPE TO SELL MORE BOOKS

Go to scopeyourbook.info and listen to our podcasts from Periscope experts such as Alex Khan, Ryan Steinolfson, Shawn Matthews and Dr. Bee Smith of Perigirls.Purchase a copy of Using Periscope to Write Your Next Best Seller at http://www.tinyurl.com/periscopeyourbook.Get on the waiting list for Periscope Your Book Webinar Intensive at www.periscopeyourbook.com!

Dont forget to follow me on twitter/periscope

Sharon_Jenkins Scopeyourbook

HAPPY SCOPING!