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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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What to tweet about as an author

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Are you on Twitter? Are you thinking about being on Twitter? If you answered any of these two questions with yes then you are also most likely asking yourself what to tweet about.

Be sure that most people, apart from close family and friends really don’t want to know what you’re having for dinner or whether your taxi is late yet again. But what are your followers interested in? What can you talk about that can get you more followers? I found this really great blog post that gives you a list of 100 things to tweet about. The main thing: be interesting and don’t just talk about yourself.

Here is the link: 100 Things for Authors to Tweet About 

And now over to you: what interesting things have you/would you tweet about?

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