I have recently discovered the Tweeting world (or Twitter, I should say). This form of social media has eluded me thus far, as I prefer Facebook and Instagram. However, in order to promote my books (now numbering 3 books on Amazon, and one to be released in August 2017), I thought I’d sign up.
I’m not sure if I have the complete angle on it yet, but I have put up a profile picture, done some tweeting and also retweeted other tweets. So far, I have 150+ followers; not bad going for a novice!
Anyway, I have read some advice on the art of tweeting, namely from a fellow blogger Nicholas Rossis, who has kindly shared his tips on promoting your books – and I’ll share them here.
Happy tweeting everyone! 🙂
1.Remember – people love a bargain! The results speak for themselves –
Discounts & Proms – 94%
FREE STUFF – 88%
Fun & Entertainment – 87%
Updates on Sales – 79%
Access to exclusive content – 79%
The most popular tweets are the ones that promote free books, ensuring traffic to your site!
2. Ask a Question.
When writing your tweet, arrange it in a question format. This will ‘pique’ interest in your tweet, but not enough to give the whole game away!
i.e. – Why is it important to always….? What is the one thing….? Why should you never….?
3. #Ensure Retweets.
Others can promote your tweets, by retweeting.
Tweets that ask for a retweet receive 12x more than those that don’t!
Tweets that include a link receive 86% more Retweets!
4. Use the right hashtag.
Not too many though, 3+ is quite enough!
Here are the most popular tweets relating to books:
#author #iamreading #deal #fantasy #reading #romance #book #Amazon #read #kindle
5. An example of a Great Response Tweet!
Taken from a tweet, which garnered a good response:
“Get Horror collection ‘A Sinister Six’ for just 99p when you order before June 14th! Get it from Amazon (add the link)”
- starts with the offer
- creates a sense of urgency (timescale)
- ends with a call to action (Amazon and the link)