Laurence has made some good suggestions about tweeting for book sales. Take a peek:
Some helpful information about the use of twitter by authors by James Moushon on the blog hbpublications.blogspot.com.
He mentions Hootsuite. I use that and I think it is helpful. I have on my list to do to use bitly but hootsuite helps me shorten address, so it hasn’t been a priority. I also like his “add photo” and add a URL ideas. I think those are very smart strategies. I had not heard of the Amazoncart feature, which is another way to more easily link your book(s) to your readers, but he’s right – you could also just use a URL. If you are a twitter novice like me, this is all helpful information. Thanks James!
Frances Caballo helps demystifies some social media forums by giving us some terms and how to use them. Very helpful Frances – thank you!
I recommend listening or at least reading the blurb associated with this radio program. It talks about the up and coming types of communication cementing my decision not to get into the email newsletter idea that many think is the best way to market your work.
The program tells how email is passe, used primarily for businesses, where personal communication is done via quicker means: texting, mobile chat, snapchat… I would agree. I hate unnecessary emails, and even the few writer newletters I get. I scan them only, if I read at all. I know their main job is to sell me something – a service, a how to book… I prefer blogs. I know they aren’t selling – most of the time – and when bloggers do give a notice about a book sale, I don’t mind. It happens so infrequently.
Time will tell, but I’m going to find interested readers or writers via other means.