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message 1: by A.L., Stormy Chronicler (new)

A.L. Butcher (alb2012) | 998 comments OK let's try this - when posting up a tweet relating to your SW books use the following hashtag #SWauthors
We can then retweet one another.


message 2: by Victoria (new)

Victoria Zigler (toriz) | 1400 comments Good idea.


message 3: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (fiona64) | 260 comments I like it!


message 4: by Pat (new)

Pat Powers | 44 comments Roger Wilcox!


message 5: by Pat (new)

Pat Powers | 44 comments OK, sent out a promo for my Star Wars adult fanfic story, 'Fifty Shades of Gaia, the Slave Princess on "#SWauthors. We'll see what happens. Maybe we can post here when we tweet to this hashtag so we can have a running log of what's going on.


message 6: by A.L., Stormy Chronicler (new)

A.L. Butcher (alb2012) | 998 comments Can you post the link?


message 7: by Pat (new)

Pat Powers | 44 comments A.L. wrote: "Can you post the link?"

Yup.

https://twitter.com/patpowers1995/sta...


message 8: by F.A.R. (new)

F.A.R. | 5 comments Nice idea. Giving it a try: https://twitter.com/FarBooks/status/7...


message 9: by Steph, Space Opera Diva (new)

Steph Bennion (stephbennion) | 807 comments Is 'SW' for Star Wars?


message 10: by Pat (new)

Pat Powers | 44 comments No, it's for Smashwords. But I figure it might also be used for Star Wars so promoting a Star Wars story I had on the #SWauthors might be a handy idea. We shall see. So far ... no sales.


message 11: by Ross (new)

Ross Harrison (rossharrison) | 350 comments But mine aren't Star Wars!


message 12: by Ross (last edited Nov 02, 2016 10:01AM) (new)

Ross Harrison (rossharrison) | 350 comments Also, I've used the hashmatag on 70% off Tweet. Is this where the millions of fans come flooding to follow me and give me money?

https://twitter.com/AuthoRoss


message 13: by Steph, Space Opera Diva (new)

Steph Bennion (stephbennion) | 807 comments Ross wrote: "Also, I've used the hashmatag on 70% off Tweet. Is this where the millions of fans come flooding to follow me and give me money?

https://twitter.com/AuthoRoss"


The #Smashwords tag you used seems more logical. How have you found Twitter for plugging books? I've only recently joined the fray and it seems quite a challenge to build a following.


message 14: by Ross (new)

Ross Harrison (rossharrison) | 350 comments Thanks :)

It's all over the place. Some Tweets will get thousands of impressions and a fair number of interactions, while others get next to nothing. It seems better for getting views of my (rare) blog posts than for getting any sales. I don't do too much marketing on it though, as I don't want to fill people's feeds with promotion.

As for following, I don't know how that works. I know some people who haven't even published anything yet who have thousands of followers (not bought), and people who join Twitter and within a couple of weeks have several times the followers I have. It's quite embarrassing that people can see when I joined Twitter and match that to the pitiful followers number :s


message 15: by Ubiquitous (new)

Ubiquitous Bubba (ubiquitousbubba) | 413 comments I have a family member who I think is being followed by 7 billion people. I'm not sure how that works, but she is followed by almost everyone on the planet.

Unfortunately, that does not translate into any sales for me since she doesn't admit to knowing me.

Now that I think about it, denying my existence may be one reason for her popularity. I may have to try that myself.


message 16: by Pat (last edited Nov 05, 2016 11:01AM) (new)

Pat Powers | 44 comments Is there any kind of simple guide to how to use Twitter? I see all sorts of people posting to it, but I don't get it. How can you have a conversation in it? I write a Twitter post and it's like one in a million leaves blowing away in a windstorm ... how do you keep track? How can you know if people are paying attention to the hashtag(s) you are using? All I see of Twitter is a lot of posts that disappear into cyberspace, never to be seen again. Yet I know this must not be so, because I have seen screenshots of Twitter arguments. How do you even manage a conversation? Do you have to sit there with your eyes glued to the Twitter feed, or what?


message 17: by Sharon (new)

Sharon (fiona64) | 260 comments Pat wrote: "Is there any kind of simple guide to how to use Twitter? I see all sorts of people posting to it, but I don't get it. How can you have a conversation in it? I write a Twitter post and it's like one..."

I am a reluctant Tweeter ... but the answer to your question is that metrics are provided on a rolling 7-day basis. It's on your profile page and only visible to you.


message 18: by Pat (last edited Nov 14, 2016 10:20PM) (new)

Pat Powers | 44 comments Tweeted my new book using the SWAuthors hashtag, here's the link:

https://twitter.com/patpowers1995/sta...

Also sent out a tweet about it using "SmashwordsAuthors and #2Hot4Amazon. Here's the link:

https://twitter.com/patpowers1995/sta...

We'll see how it goes. Also have a book on freebie status to promote the new book ... will be tweeting about that one, too.


message 19: by Pat (new)

Pat Powers | 44 comments I'm selling books since I started tweeting ... so gonna keep on tweeting ... using #SWAuthors, #SmashwordAuthors, #2HOT4AMAZON, and hashtags relevant to the books' subject matter and kinks. So ... working for me!


message 20: by A.L., Stormy Chronicler (new)

A.L. Butcher (alb2012) | 998 comments Pat wrote: "I'm selling books since I started tweeting ... so gonna keep on tweeting ... using #SWAuthors, #SmashwordAuthors, #2HOT4AMAZON, and hashtags relevant to the books' subject matter and kinks. So ... ..."

That's great #SWAuthors is one to look out for then


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