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Sep 18, 2011 09:28AM

36442 My historical romantic suspense BURNING HEARTS has only gotten five star reviews thus far. I'm so pleased.


Barnes & Noble.
Mar 02, 2011 11:25AM

36442 Reena wrote: "I would say 80-90% of the people I follow or who follow me on twitter are writers. Most of them find me, but from time to time I find others also. Honestly, I'm not sure how they discover me. I dis..."

Reena, I agree that Twitter is not the place to sell a book like a salesman sells a car. Still, some of your followers will buy your book.

I started out only with Christian authors as followers. Then I expanded to Christian followers, then to some secular author followers. I follwed anyone who was following me who said they were a reader, didn't care what kind of reader.

I was tweeting about the murder mystery genre and got people who read mysteries, thrillers, etc. as followers...but that was slow and not that many.

I tweeted about my hero's desire and purpose as a cop was to see justice done and I got a few victim's rights people on both Twitter and FB. So, I've been surprised where my followers and friends are coming from. And as I say, some of these like what I'm saying and will buy my books.
Mar 02, 2011 11:18AM

36442 Shawn wrote: ""What did you say, Nike?" she asks with Cheshire grin."

Shawn, Did I say something??? I can't recall. LOL
Mar 02, 2011 09:13AM

36442 Shawn wrote: "Thanks, Gene. I might wait until next week when I get back from my conference to take the time to explore more.

Nike, let me know what you discover and I'll let you know what I discover.

BTW here..."

I still favor FB for expressing myself and connecting. The Twitter space is too short. And I can't follow the discussions. I can't remember who tweeted what. I even have that problem when I get a message. I wonder, now what was that about. I vaguely recall tweeting about that.

FB lays it all out in columns. So, I can look at previous updates and go, "Oh, that's what I said." I can connect better.

That said, I do like to retweet terrific quotes. And there are lots of folks on Twitter just like me who can't recall what they posted two days ago. They simply retweet what they like and follow people who make pithy comments on things they like to hear about. So, Twitter is still valuable to me.
Mar 01, 2011 08:19PM

36442 Shawn wrote: "I didn't know you could "Chat" on Twitter?"

Shawn, I've been trying to get the hang of it. I'm not that good at it. I don't know all the lingo and abbrvs. It's hard for me to make sense of it.
Mar 01, 2011 07:27PM

36442 I'm going to try that. I didn't even know thre was chat there. But I'm not surprised there's chat everywhere.

Usually chat moves too fast for me, but I'll try it.
Mar 01, 2011 02:59PM

36442 Gene wrote: "Nike wrote: If a person were on FB and Twitter and Goodreads how wold they tell which is sending hits to their blog and which is generating sales for their book?

They can't. But it's not that simp..."

Gene, How is that? I find it very difficult to connect with people of a common interest. I keep trying, but perhaps I don't know how.

I get lots of Christians following me of all types, but I'll bet few of them are interested in my genre or my style of writing.
Mar 01, 2011 02:31PM

36442 Reena wrote: "Sometimes I have tweeple mention they purchased my novel. Like last night, a twitter buddy said she saw my book on sale for $0.99 so purchased it. Other than that, I think it's rather difficult to ..."

Reena, Thx. That's what I thought. I was just wondering if everyone knew some secret to determining where the sales are coming from that I don't know. LOL
Mar 01, 2011 02:30PM

36442 Gene wrote: "Nike wrote: "Gene, Thx for affirming the value of micro-blogging.

What I'm confused about is how an author or even a blog owner can tell if they're getting sales or traffic trom Twitter."

Good qu..."


If a person were on FB and Twitter and Goodreads how wold they tell which is sending hits to their blog and which is generating sales for their book?
Mar 01, 2011 10:29AM

36442 Ottilie, I've been there awhile and I'm still trying to figure out what I'm doing and how to maximize the value of Twitter.
Mar 01, 2011 10:28AM

36442 Gene, Thx for affirming the value of micro-blogging.

What I'm confused about is how an author or even a blog owner can tell if they're getting sales or traffic trom Twitter.
Feb 28, 2011 07:03PM

36442 Gene wrote: "If you treat Twitter as a "micro-blogging" site, i.e., post things that are interesting, and mix in sales tweets, you'll do fine. I've been on it for eight months now and I can honestly say I would..."

Gene, I post things about inspy crime fiction, murder mysteries, detective stories. That's what I'm interested in. I sometimes go on a tangent where I look up interesting facts about the early days of crimer fiction writing and tweet about that. When Edgar Allen Poe published his fist story, or Agatha Christie, etc.
Feb 28, 2011 07:01PM

36442 Thx Shawn, I try to keep my blog centered, for the most part, on crime fiction issues.
Feb 28, 2011 03:15PM

36442 So, you guys are professionals. It shows. :)
Feb 28, 2011 12:23PM

36442 Shawn, Did you make the trailer youself, or have someone make it for you?
Feb 28, 2011 04:39AM

36442 I like your book trailer a lot.

Twitter is a good place to tweet about it repeatedly, as different people tweet at different times and on different days. But you have to becareful not to over do it. :)
Feb 27, 2011 09:11PM

36442 Shawn wrote: "Well, I took the plunge and also opened an account. In March I'm starting my spring events season and people may ask if I'm on Twitter. Now, I can say, yes.

I too like FB better, but I don't want..."

Shawn, You will find people on Twitter interested in your books. And don't tweet only about books. Give something "personal" about yourself. By that I mean something generally personal, not really, deeply personal. If you just made the world's best cup of coffee say so. Also, if you've made the world's worst. :)
Feb 27, 2011 09:09PM

36442 Reena, I guess I'm long winded. I have a hard time whittling it down to 140 characters.
Feb 26, 2011 07:54PM

36442 I spend more time on FB than Twitter because I can have more interaction on FB. But if you've written a blog article, by all means, put the title and a link up on Twitter.
Feb 26, 2011 07:48PM

36442 I think this is the effective way to do it. But tweeting now and then helps too. I think Twitter can be an assest. But I wouldn't get chained to it.

Reena wrote: "I don't know how effective tweeting every 30 minutes a day about a book is. I've never tried it myself. Sounds a bit obnoxious though. I will say that my first sales of Shadow Cat came from social ..."
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