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Pinterest and Publishers

June 18th, 2012 by Debbie's World of Books

Pinterest

Hello, my name is Debbie and I am a Pinterest addict.  Yes, I have fallen into the black hole of Pinterest where somehow hours mysteriously disappear as you browse from pin to pin.  I haven’t used it as much for books besides pinning my favorite reads and the area I use it most is in finding out about interest children’s books reads.

One thing that I have noticed is that I’m starting to see publishers popping up on Pinterest.  In fact, as I started searching I found pretty much every major publisher is on Pinterest and is relatively active.  I’ll be interested to see where this trend leads, if anywhere.  For children’s books I was in love with HarperCollins Children’s boards and the author Kami Garcia has  some amazing pins.  I think it would be great if the publishers would have a tour date and location board as well as upcoming new releases by month.  I know there are many other Pinterest addicts out there but do you use it for anything book related? Are there other uses you would like to see publishers using Pinterest for or what are your favorite ways publishers are using Pinterest?

Here are some publishers I’ve found on Pinterest. To give an idea of how active they are or if their boards are even active at this time I posted how many boards they have and the time of their latest activity.

Alfred A. Knopf Books: 8 boards, last activity 3 days ago

Atom Books: 11 boards, last activity 10 days ago

Atria Books: 16 boards, last activity 2 weeks ago

Bloomsbury Publishing: 16 boards, last activity 2 days ago

Candlewick Press: 13 boards, last activity 2 days ago

Chronicle Books: 22 boards, last activity 3 days ago

Crown Publishing: 27 boards, last activity 2 weeks ago

Doubleday Books: 11 boards, last activity 4 days ago

Ecco Books: 47 boards, last activity 3 days ago

Free Press Books: 14 boards, last activity 2 weeks ago

Grand Central Publishing: 16 boards, last activity 2 days ago

Greenwillow Books: 13 boards, last activity 13 days ago

HarperCollins: 24 boards, last activity, 4 hours ago

HarperCollinsAus: 9 boards last activity, 59 minutes ago

HarperCollins Childrens: 38 boards, last activity 5 days ago

HarperOne: 10 boards, last activity 10 days ago

HarperPerennial: 11 boards, last activity 12 weeks ago

HarperTeen: 17 boards last activity 5 days ago

HarperVoyager: 12 boards, last activity 3 days ago

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books: 20 boards, last activity 3 days ago

Little Brown Kids: 21 boards, last activity 3 days ago

Little Brown UK: 22 boards, last activity 2 days ago

Nosy Crow: 6 boards, last activity 2 weeks ago

Penguin Books USA: 24 boards, last activity 2 days ago

Penguin Children’s Books: 7 boards, last activity 2 days ago

Quirk Books: 18 boards, last activity 2 weeks ago

Random Buzzers: 15 boards, last activity 4 days ago

RandomHouse: 55 boards, last activity 3 days ago

Random House Canada: 19 boards, last activity 3 days ago

Random House Kids: 21 boards, last activity 4 days ago

Scarletta Press: 16 boards, last activity 2 days ago

Scholastic: 18 boards, last activity 4 days ago

Scholastic Canada: 9 boards, last activity 2 weeks ago

Simon & Schuster: 11 boards, last activity 3 days ago

Simon & Schuster Canada: 20 boards, last activity 3 days ago

Sourcebooks: 11 boards, last activity 5 days ago

Tundra Books: 16 boards, last activity 3 days ago

Workman Publishing: 17 boards, last activity 2 days ago

YA Authors on Pinterest:

This list is by no means comprehensive and were ones I stumbled across while looking for publishers’ boards.

Aprilynne Pike: 10 boards, last activity 10 weeks ago

Beth Revis: 13 boards, last activity 3 hours ago

Carrie Jones: 23 boards, last activity 4 hours ago

Holly Black: 24 boards, last activity 1 hours ago

Jessica Khoury: 25 boards, last activity 1 day ago

Jodi Meadows: 6 boards, last activity 9 days ago

Josephine Angelini: 13 boards, last activity 4 days ago

Kami Garcia: 88 boards, last activity 44 minutes ago

Kimberly Derting: 40 boards, last activity 2 days ago

Michelle Rowan: 27 boards, last activity 1 day ago

Suzanne Young: 16 boards, last activity 2 days ago

Tahereh Mafi: 6 boards, last activity 5 hours ago

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3 Responses

  1. Sabrina

    Thanks for this list, I followed some publishers I haven’t been following already.

    I love Pinterest, but sometimes it’s dangerous because I spend so much time there.

  2. Ashley

    Cool list!

    I’m trying to get into Pinterest but I feel like I haven’t gotten the ‘vibe’ yet. I guess I’m just in this weird mindset.. there are so many other places to share photos and then other places to share more textual things so I haven’t quite gotten used to using another site for pinning stuff. I just need more practice maybe :)

  3. Debbie's World of Books

    Sabrina-I know what you mean. I lose hours sometimes.

    Ashley-I found I got more into it once I found some people whose boards I really enjoyed. Then it just gets addicting as you follow one board to another.

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