Pinterest, a year old social pinboarding site, allows you to create digital pinboards and share them with friends, colleagues, and strangers. I’ve become a little obsessed with it since a graphic designer friend sent me an invite about 6 months ago. If you’re anything like me and endlessly cut out pages from the latest Anthropolgie catalog or constantly email yourself images from Apartment Therapy -you’ll also love this site!
Along with Pinterest’s use in home design (at least for me!) it can be extremely helpful for authors when working with their publisher and/or graphic designer to concept a jacket design. Pinboards are an excellent way to organize your thoughts and see patterns in what type of covers and images appeal to you.