Book Marketing tips: Authors: Why Use Hashtags?

some #authors I know were wondering what are hashtags and why bother with them. Here’s why & a hashtags for authors #tutorial #bookmarketingtips #bookmarketing

I've noticed a lot of confusion among my author friends about hashtags. What are they really? Should I bother with them? Are they important? So here's the 411 on hashtags for authors.

What are hashtags?

They're an organizational tool.  Put the hashtag into any social network and you're instantly taken to a list of posts using that hashtag. They are clickable links. Search #cookierecipes #HistNovel  or #BookMarketingTips, or something relevant to your writing..

Hashtags For Authors

Are Hashtags only for Twitter?

No. Go into Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+...any of them...and see what happens when you use one.

Why Hashtags for Authors?

They make it easy for you to target your material and also to connect with other readers. Posting

  • If you write young adult novels, #YaLit is a good tag for you.
  • If you write paranormal romance, use #paranormalromance when you post.

Connecting with Readers by Genre & Interest

  • Put the hashtag into search that represents your genre, such as #MGLit for middle grade literature.
  • Put a term relating to the topic or interest of your book, such as #Scotland, #Baking, etc..

Here's an example. Sorchia DuBois wrote Just Like Gravity, an awesome #ParanormalRomance about #reincarnation taking place in Scotland featuring #LaPhroaig Whiskey. She can use those hashtags to connect with readers by both genre and interest.

Video Tutorial about Hashtags for Authors

Watch the video.

Genre Hashtags

  • #Biopic
  • #Book
  • #Comedy
  • #Cookbooks
  • #Cooking
  • #Crime
  • #DarkFantasy
  • #Dystopian
  • #Erotica
  • #KidLitChat
  • #FanFic
  • #Fiction
  • #FlashFic
  • #Food
  • #Historical
  • #History
  • #HistFic
  • #HistNovel
  • #Horror
  • #KidLit
  • #Literature
  • #LitFic
  • #MGLit (Middle Grade Lit)
  • #MemoirChat
  • #Mystery
  • #NonFiction
  • #Novel
  • #Paperbacks
  • #Paranormal
  • #Recipes
  • #RomanceWriter
  • #Romance
  • #Romantic
  • #RomanticSuspense
  • #RWA (Romance Writers of America)
  • #SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators)
  • #Science #Fiction
  • #ScienceFiction
  • #SciFi
  • #SciFiChat
  • #Short
  • #ShortStories
  • #Short #Stories
  • #ShortReads
  • #ShortStory
  • #SteamPunk
  • #Suspense
  • #TrueStories
  • #UrbanFantasy
  • #WomensFiction
  • #YA

Here's a huge list for hashtags for authors. I hope the tutorial helps demystify hashtags. More, I hope you'll use them to connect with readers and influencers.

More Social Media help for Authors

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Book Review: Just Like Gravity by Sorchia DuBois

Each week, read a #bookReview on WriteOnPUrpose.com by best selling author, speaker & Top #BookReviewer Ronda Del Boccio. This week it’s a f the #paranormalromance Just Like Gravity by Sorchia DuBois. You’ll find out about the story and get some hints that can help you improve your writing skills.

Welcome back to another Write On Purpose book review. Each week, I review a well-written book, highlighting what makes it good from the reader’s perspective and what writing skills and techniques make it an irresistible read. Thus, each review serves both writers and readers.

Just Like Gravity is a new paranormal romance by Sorchia DuBois

Here's the description of the book from Amazon:

How many times can you make the same mistake? How many lifetimes does it take to get it right? And how many people have to die in the process? In Scotland,

Anna searches for answers. She finds cold rain, steep hills... and terror. When she sees the ancient broch, the ruined building triggers a terror she can’t explain. Scenes from her past lives provide glimpses of the web of events linking her to the broch and the man she’s lost countless times before.

Trapped in an eddy of Fate invariably ending in blood, Anna tries to break the chain and protect what she lost before. Her tealeaves and tarot cards lead her, but the weight of the past may be too heavy.

Have  you ever wondered if you have met someone in another life? Or whether perhaps, you had been lovers?  Perhaps your encounter is there to show  you a pattern that maybe this time you can break forever. That is one of the things you'll explore as you read Just Like Gravity.

Just Like Gravity - paranormal romance by Sorchia Dubois

 

What else makes this a great read?

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