Book Review and Give Away: Pinterest for Dummies

Friday, May 18, 2012 Posted by Dina N

I've been using Pinterest for a while now, and I am having a blast with it. If you are not familiar with Pinterest, it's a visual collection of bookmarks that you organize into virtual pinboards. Think bookmarking - with pictures.

Pinterest for Dummies, a new book by Kelby Carr, covers everything I've learned about Pinterest so far - and it fills in the blanks with things I did not know. The book is easy to follow, with step-by-step instructions and lots of informative screenshots to illustrate each point. It covers topics such as Getting Started on Pinterest, Creating Boards, Pinning and Repinning, Socializing on Pinterest, and more. I found the chapters on Pinterest etiquette and privacy especially useful. Those who run a website and/or have a blog may find the chapter on self-promoting particularly helpful. I love the handy tips and "Remember" tidbits throughout the book.

Pinterest for Dummies is a great resource for those who are just discovering the joys of pinning. Even if you are proficient in all things Pinterest, you might find some useful information that makes using it even more fun.

About the Author
Kelby Carr (Candler, NC) is the founder and CEO of Type-A Parent, a social network and online magazine-style blog founded in 2007 for digital moms and dads, and Type-A Parent Conference, an annual blogging and social media conference in its fourth year that attracts major corporations and hundreds of parents who blog. She was an early adopter of Pinterest, and is active there daily with thousands of followers and hundreds of pins. 

About the Book
Organize your life, your likes, and more with Pinterest and this fun how-to guide

Now you can organize your digital life with Pinterest, a hot new site that lets you create visual bookmarks of your favorite things and "pin" them on virtual pinboards. Want to save something from a blog? Have a favorite retail website? Want to pin a quick photo you took with your phone? Organize them all with Pinterest and this fast, friendly guide that shows you just how to do it. You'll see how to set up an account and your boards, how to pin and re-pin, where to use hashtags, find ways to share pins with your other social networks, and more.

  • Helps you get the most out of Pinterest, a visual collection of bookmarks that you can organize into virtual pinboards
  • Shows you how to set up an account and boards, how to pin and re-pin, use hashtags and like pins, and even share pins with your other social networks
  • Also discusses Power Pinners, using search, and finding people to follow
  • Offers tips, trick, and techniques to make the process easy and enjoyable

Pinterest is fun and easy, and even more so with Pinterest for Dummies!

The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. / Canadian reader will win a copy of Pinterest for Dummies!

To enter, please follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter form.

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36 comments:

  1. Renee G said...

    I'd like to use it to get home decorating and craft ideas.

  2. holdenj said...

    This sounds perfect for me. I've finally snagged an invite, but not really sure how to get going and actually organize things like recipes.

  3. Anonymous said...

    For crafts and dinner ideas. Patricia

  4. Kimberly said...

    Kids crafts
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  5. Na said...

    I haven't used it but I am curious about it. It sounds fun because I am a visual person and I'd probably be pinning everything just for references.

  6. Charity and John said...

    I use it to collect mostly recipes, kids crafts and seasonal ideas / activites for my family.
    primabee at hotmail dot com

  7. Christine Jessamine said...

    i will be using pinterest for my blog

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

  8. Kristie said...

    I have a Pinterest account but I use it mostly for contests at this point. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  9. ossmcalc said...

    I just got accepted and invited to join Pininterest. I am still in the learning stage about Pininterest.

    Thank you,

    Christine W
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  10. andalene said...

    I'd like it just for my own interest and home office. Thanks.
    abrennan09@hotmail.com

  11. Anita Yancey said...

    I'd like to use it for recipes and entering giveaways.
    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  12. gail said...

    love all the craft ideas
    gkuroda(at)hawaii.edu

  13. CAJUNMAN12 said...

    I haven't used it but I am curious about it

  14. clenna said...

    I love the home decor ideas, but want to use it for recipes, and the pictures on some are beautiful.

  15. Maureen said...

    I would like to find and share recipes.

  16. adf said...

    I use pinterst for my scentsy business

  17. bored2quickly said...

    I'd like to use it for recipes! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Bored2quickly@hotmail.com

  18. PaulineMilner said...

    I am starting a new blog and would like to use Pinterest to keep in touch with my followers.

    Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. ~Pauline

    dod@rogers.com

  19. Trung Nguyen said...

    I use it to keep my favorites

  20. SB said...

    Perhaps recipes

  21. toughturtles said...

    thats what i want to find out how to use it

  22. carole said...

    like to find new recipes

  23. Joseph said...

    I use it to remind myself of things I like or would like to do in the future.

  24. iplaytrack1224 said...

    I love all the new and creative recipes I find!
    Awesome blog by the way, and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, love to win this!
    =]
    iplaytrack1224 (at) (hotmail) (dot) (com)

  25. Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

    use it for contests
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  26. Lisa said...

    I would like to know what it is used for before I can decide!

  27. Marty Harris said...

    I use it for contests. Still learning it

  28. Kayla Gilbert said...

    I use Pinterest to remind me of contests and giveaways. I just recently got into the Pin-it World. Not too sure how it works yet lol.

  29. Betty C said...

    I like to use it to remind me of things I've found that I like. So far I haven't been able to organize it so it's really convenient to use.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

  30. pinkcottoncandy said...

    I love Pinterest for all the craft and decorating ideas and recipes I see on there.

  31. yeppy2012 said...

    My blog and sweeps

  32. missrantsypants said...

    I use it for work, and I also use it for personal use. Right now, Im planning on suprising my hubby with a birthday cake pancake recipe I snagged off pinterest.


    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com
    melanie montgomery

  33. Erica G said...

    I want to use it for recipes, organizing things I love, inspiration, etc.

    cinderwhims at gmail dot com

  34. Homemom3 said...

    I use pinterest for crafts and recipes. homemom3@gmail.com

  35. amyd said...

    for my business
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  36. Jim said...

    i use pinterest for my sweepstakes entries

    jim.coyne2@verizon.net

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