Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas November 14

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Twitter has long been a personal favorite of The Book Shepherd’s for reaching out and connecting with “like” … as in authors and writers. It’s quick and short, which is my personal style.


In that matter, here are several Twitter type tips for your weekend:

  • If your readers are outside of the ideal times, ignore them and post where and when they will see it.
  • Tweets last 15 seconds to many minutes depending on Follower’s followers. Suggest you post 4 to 5 times during a 24 hour period.
  • Use a management tool like Hootsuite or Buffer to do all-in-one posting. Creates sanity in your day.
  • Always follow competitors and top influencers. Always.
  • To build like audiences, starting following the Followers of your competitors and top influencers. Use an app like CrowdFire to (2)
  • If potential followers don’t follow you back in two weeks, unfollow them.
  • Content: ahas, facts, savvy tips reigns. Your posts should be content heavy.
  • If you are doing a special promo or book launch, give a heads up to followers that a heavy stream of Tweets is coming.
  • When you can, add images to Tweets. It increases views and RTs by 18% clicks,   89% more favorites, 150% Retweets
  • You may hate them, but you must use them. Hashtags double your engagement. hashtag
  • Retweeting happens more in the evening- between 10 and 11 p.m. Eastern.
  • If your reader demographics are between 18-49, Twitter is for you—64% of age group are Twitter users.
  • Savvy Tweeters use “action” words – you get 13% more engagement from users.

If you aren’t using it, you may be missing the cyper book marketing boat.




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Judith Briles is a book publishing expert and coach. She empowers authors and is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 34 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms (ForeWord IndieFab Book of the Year), Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences. Book #34 was published this summer: The CrowdFunding Guide for Authors & Writers. Get your copy.

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