Shortly after publishing my first book, “Mommy’s ‘ME-Time,'” I was stumped as how to get my book into the hands of my target audience. I was new to Twitter, and to be honest, I was rather confused about hashtags. There were so many of them, and I didn’t get how they worked exactly. After spending many hours on Twitter, and researching hashtags, I discovered the best hashtags for an author to use to share his or her work. This not only works for books, but for articles and blog posts as well.
Meeting and Connecting With Other Authors
If one is interested in connecting with various authors, these are some of the best hashtags to use.
- #AmWriting-Posts from people who are writing books, articles, blogs, etc.
- #WriterWednesday-This hashtag can also be abbreviated to #WW, used often by writers and publishers on Wednesday’s to share information. Great hashtag to use!
- #WritersLife-Often quotes, information, or jokes about the life of a writer.
- #AmEditing-Shares posts from people who are editing various forms written work.
- #IndieAuthors-Shares posts from people who are independent authors, self published, etc.
If sharing ones work on Twitter, it is a good idea to narrow it down to ones target audience. Some of the best ones that I have seen on Twitter are the following:
- #Horror-Books that are in the horror genre.
- #FanFic-Great hashtag for those who are fans of fiction.
- #YA-Hashtag for young adult books.
- #Romance-Books that are romance novels.
- #FlashFic or #FlashFiction -Another great hashtag to use for fiction books.
Connecting With Readers
There are many ways to connect with readers on Twitter. The easiest way is to use hashtags to get their attention.
- #FridayReads -Authors and readers share their books or favorite books with others on Friday.
- #MustRead -Great hashtag for sharing a book one thinks others should read.
- #StoryFriday-Another great hashtag that is similar to #FridayReads.
- #LitChat-This hashtag is used when you want to chat or talk about various forms of literature.
- #Kindle-Used to connect with Kindle users.
- #Nook-This hashtag is used to connect with Nook users
- #Amazon-This hashtag is used often to show that the book is available on Amazon and/or Amazon Books. People often use #AmazonBooks along with #Amazon.
This list is by no means an exhaustive list of hashtags one can use to share information about his or her books, articles, or blog posts. Using hashtags such as these is a great way to get information to your followers as well as a way to going new followers. Try using these hashtags when sharing information about ones work. One may be surprised about the number of retweets (#RT) and shares one receives. Good luck and happy Tweeting!