Let’s talk about Twitter and book promotion.
If you read a lot of blogs, you’ve heard bloggers lament that too many authors use Twitter to sell their books.
Tweets that say: “Buy my book!” “Visit my blog!” “Visit my Website!” are plentiful on Twitter.
It’s okay to tweet about your book but consider doing it differently.
- Promote the books from other authors. Then in turn will promote yours.
- Use hashtags to find readers, book bloggers, and book reviewers. Follow them and some will follow you back and might even buy your book or offer to review it.
- Interact with other writers in your genre. Get to know them. Help them and they will in turn help you.
- Create a series of tweetable quotes from your book. Select quotes, find a free image, and then use Canva to create a quote image using a line of dialogue or narrative from your book. Or, you can simply send a text tweet quoting your book. I prefer the idea of creating an image because your tweeps’ eyes will naturally be attracted to the image more than the text.
- Create a landing page for each book. Then when you tweet about a book, your followers will first come to the landing page where they can learn more about your novel or nonfiction book, read some reviews, and find a link to Amazon.
- Tweet great content. Once you become known for your content, you’ll then become known for your books.
- Review your Twitter bio. Do you use it to promote your book?
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If you have additional tips on how to use Twitter to promote your books, please send them my way!
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