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#21 Guest_AWExley_*

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 08:33 PM

Yeah, I've seen that. The majority of tweets are hard-core erotica with a sprinkle of porn pics.  

 

Yeah it is more like a mancandy Monday carry over and an excuse to show extra naked chest on my FB newsfeed. 



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 09:34 PM

Whoa! That's so not my book! I'll take a pass on that hashtag. :tongue:

 

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 07:41 AM

Yeah it is more like a mancandy Monday carry over and an excuse to show extra naked chest on my FB newsfeed. 

No, this was worse. When I checked it last night, it was right out porn. Very graphic pictures.  


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:44 AM

Yeah, this is an important point about checking hashtags to see what kinds of tweets are really populating the discussion.

 

We've spent all week experimenting on Twitter and we think the art of hashtags is a science.

 

We think your best bet is pairing your book's  #genre with a inherent "book" hashtag in order to reach readers.  

 

Examples of "book" hashtags would be:

#kindle

#kindleunlimited

#nook

#ebook

#books

#read

#mustread

#readthis

#goodreads

#reading

#fiction

#newrelease

#bookrelease

#booklover

#bookworm

#lovetoread

 

Then, if you have space, you can also add a "qualifier" hashtag, which could be anything you want, but here's a few examples:

 

Qualifiers /-> Theme or sentiment:

#love

#trust

#fun 

#sexy

#sweet

#cantwait

#dabomb

#whatever

#kids

#insomnia

 

The theme/sentiment possibilities are endless. You really have to be creative, do some research, and think about what words might help attract attention to your book.  And sometimes, you have to craft the tweet with the theme/sentiment qualifier in mind from the beginning.

 

Qualifiers /-> related to price --  (extremely useful and popular):

#FREE - especially as the first word of the tweet

#DEAL - again, first word of tweet

#SALE - ditto

#99cents

#onsale

#discount

#booksforless

 

 

Qualifiers /-> Days-of-the week qualifiers (Note: these sometimes can work on their own)

 

*But as noted above, like every other hashtag, you have to be research it to see what type of community you're joining into...

 

The ones we like are:

#Mondaymotivation

#Mondaymorning

#TopTenTuesday (used a lot by bloggers and other promoters)

#TTT

#FridayReads

#FreebieFriday

#FF -> which is FollowFriday

#FollowFriday

#TGIF

#SundayReads

 

We have come to realize that the original list of hashtags in the original post of this thread is pretty rudimentary in terms of how things are actually getting seen, retweeted, promoted and indexed on Twitter.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:18 AM

I've got two sets of twees scheduled. On has a short tagline and picture and link, and the other has the same but with a couple hashtags pertaining to the genre. I've scheduled them about a week apart for the same time. 


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 12:24 PM

I found another hashtag #iBooks. 


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:35 PM

Ha! You do need to be careful about your word choices. I tweeted today about new writing opportunities posted on my blog, Jeanne's Writing Desk, using the hashtags: #writingmarkets #submissions #artistresidencies. The first and third choices were fine when I checked them. But the #submissions hashtag not so much! gosh!: It, um, pulls up some rather graphic posts!

 

This was an experiment and a learning experience. I've since discovered that the better choice is: #callforsubs. Of course, it's also possible that could refer to sandwiches. :biggrin:

 

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 02:39 PM

Ha! You do need to be careful about your word choices. I tweeted today about new writing opportunities posted on my blog, Jeanne's Writing Desk, using the hashtags: #writingmarkets #submissions #artistresidencies. The first and third choices were fine when I checked them. But the #submissions hashtag not so much! gosh!: It, um, pulls up some rather graphic posts!

 

This was an experiment and a learning experience. I've since discovered that the better choice is: #callforsubs. Of course, it's also possible that could refer to sandwiches. :biggrin:

 

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Hahahahahaha! Yeah, I was somewhat taken aback when I went over the #teasertuesday hashtag and saw a pic of a woman bent over with her hoohoo showing. :wacko:  


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 03:06 PM

Hahahahahaha! Yeah, I was somewhat taken aback when I went over the #teasertuesday hashtag and saw a pic of a woman bent over with her hoohoo showing. :wacko:  

 

Whoa!  :unsure:  I just see the ones that pop up in my newsfeed because I have a ton of romance authors as friends. Their #teasertuesday posts are just naked man chest (about as graphic as a book cover) with the quote. I definitely won't go looking for the hashtag now!



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 05:27 PM

Whoa!  :unsure:  I just see the ones that pop up in my newsfeed because I have a ton of romance authors as friends. Their #teasertuesday posts are just naked man chest (about as graphic as a book cover) with the quote. I definitely won't go looking for the hashtag now!

Yeah, don't pull up the whole thing. Some things can never be unseen... :humph:


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Posted 06 February 2016 - 08:43 AM

I'm on Twitter a lot. I use hashtags, but I use them selectively. Too many hashtags is spammy and always a turn off. I have unfollowed literary accounts that use too many redundant hashtags. It just gets annoying

 

I only use one or two hashtags for maximum input. They have to fit into the sentence I'm tweeting like #amwriting, #amediting, #NaNoWriMo, #CampNaNoWriMo, #writerslife, for example. 

 

Another thing I do to boost my signal is look at which hashtags are trending and tweet specifically and topically at those. There's always a few that are like a fill in the blank sentence, they're called hashtag games, and they're a lot of fun. Some people will follow you on Twitter based on your participation in those. I alway tweet about TV shows I'm watching with a #, people like to watch TV collectively alone. Big political events like the #GOPDebate are fun for this. If one of the people drawn into my web by these other methods looks at one of my essays or buys a book it's a victory.


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JET SET DESOLATE from Future Fiction London on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/0578016257

 

LORAZEPAM & THE VALLEY OF SKIN: EXTRAPOLATIONS ON LOS ANGELES from valeveil: http://www.valeveil.se/posts/196
 

HAUNTING MUSES from Bedazzled Ink on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/194383752X

 

WRITING THE WALLS DOWN: A CONVERGENCE OF LGBTQ VOICES from Trans-Genre Press: http://trans-genre.n...the-walls-down/
 
THE L.A. TELEPHONE BOOK, VOL. 1 from ARRAS.NET: http://www.arras.net/?page_id=658

 

 





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