Twitter for authors – use hashtags

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The Twitter usage of hashtags has somehow crept into everyday conversation, so even though hashtags were originally meant for use on Twitter and other social media you can now come across them everywhere. In social media, hashtags mean a particular topic or sometimes an emotion you’re talking about, so that other people wanting to talk about the same topic can easily join in a conversation that’s already ongoing or start their own.

Here are some hashtags that are particular useful for you as an author if you want to connect to readers:

  • #BookGiveaway
  • #MustRead
  • #LitChat
  • #TeaserTues
  • #FreeBook
  • #FreeDownload
  • #Kindle
  • #Nook

You can, of course, also connect with your readers via genre, so any of these will do very nicely for you as well:

  • #Romance
  • #Horror
  • #Scifi
  • #Thriller
  • #Mystery
  • etc.

It’s worth checking your particular genre with a simple hashtag google search.

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44 Essential Twitter Hashtags Every Author Should Know (http://www.authormedia.com/44-essential-twitter-hashtags-every-author-should-know/)

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4 responses to “Twitter for authors – use hashtags

  1. If you are working in a particular field, it’s crucial to know what the important hashtags are. For those of us who aren’t authors, this post is a great reminder to do some research and find out what the relevant hashtags are for our own industries! Great post!

    • Thanks! Twitter is useful for most industries, you just have to find the right avenues to use it and the right hashtags will definitely help. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Thank you. I did not know this. I’m a little slow with some of this! You’re great at demystifying things. It’s a marketing quagmire out there! I’ll keep an eye out for your posts.

    • Thanks for your kind words, Rachel. That’s exactly what I’m trying to do and I’m glad you’re telling me that I’m hitting the mark. ๐Ÿ™‚

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