Five Easy Ways to Create Interest for Your Book Using Twitter and Hootsuite

Five Easy Steps to Create Interest in Your Book Using Twitter and Hootsuite

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We’ve all tried using ads from Facebook, Google and Goodreads.

I’m sure we’ve all tried generically promoting our books using Twitter and Hootsuite.

But what if there was a few more ways to create interest for books using Twitter and Hootsuite?

 

Read on!

 

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Hootsuite, please check out a previous post.

 

So here’s a few simple methods I’ve recently tried.  Give them a shot and see if they work for you!

 

Idea#1-take short excerpts from your book and paste or key them into Hootsuite.

Tip: For simple directions on how to do this, see my previous post “How to Tweet Your Book-5 Easy Steps”

 

Example: “I think if I were ever to lose you, there’s no place I’d rather be.” THE WIFE OF A LESSER MAN #bestbooklines http://ow.ly/kUt66

 

Example:  “Mind if I sit with you?”  ‘If you don’t mind me straddling you while I eat my pancakes’ http://ow.ly/gjgOF #romance #ebook #cancer

 

Hint: Bold your book title to make it stand out and use hash tags if you have room.

 

Idea#2-Be creative and imagine the character’s thoughts.

Do tweets based on what your characters would say about the book or about the conflict/storyline they’re involved in.  Make it interesting enough to provoke the reader to be interested in finding out what the resolution to the conflict was.

Example: My dead nanny visits in my dreams,I sleep with a doctor and nearly die in a crash BLESSED and BETRAYED http://ow.ly/h6shM #romance #ebook

 

Example: I wondered why there was such an age gap between me and my siblings, but why does my mother hate me?  http://ow.ly/h6ulb #romance #ebook

 

 

Idea#3-Ask questions or make up thought provoking statements pertaining to the story that will prompt the reader to wonder what the answer or outcome will be.

 

Example: Find out how cancer, a near fatal car accident and a dead nanny bring a family together in BLESSED AND BETRAYED http://ow.ly/l6j9w

 

Example:  Find out who Shelley fears more:a serial killer or her husband after learning of her affair. THE WIFE OF A LESSER MAN http://ow.ly/l6fDH

 

Idea#4-Tweet a powerful statement about your book.

(it can be in the form of a question and it can also be part of your back cover blurb.)

Example: You’ll hug them all a little tighter after reading the romantic mystery THE WIFE OF A LESSER MAN.  Find out why http://ow.ly/l6gwo

 

Example:  She’s been led to believe a lie her whole life; when she learns the truth, will it set her free? http://ow.ly/gemju #romance #ebook

 

Idea#5-Use excerpts from reviews.

 

Example: “OMG!!  I was on the edge of my seat through the whole story!” Verbatim from my latest beta reader for The Wife of a Lesser Man.. http://ow.ly/jHApz

 

Example:  “Thank you for a lovely heart warming story,I was crying reading the last chapter” BLESSED and BETRAYED http://ow.ly/gVI68 #romance #ebook

 

If you have any other ideas, please post them in the comments.  The tried and true ones still work, but it’s fun creating new ways to view your book!

 

 

 

About sandyappleyard

Sandy is the author of memoir and suspense titles. Her latest romantic suspense 'Don't Mess with Daddy's Girl' was released October 2014. Coming in spring 2015 is 'The Wheels of Change'. To stay updated on releases subscribe to Sandy's newsletter and receive a complimentary 7-day online course 'Writing Secrets Revealed'.

3 Comments

  1. Great ideas, Sandy!

    Hmmm, I think I’m going to try that with my ebook, Sandy.

  2. Good points. I think Hootsuite is the best dashboard for social media. I’ve recently started using it to write excerpts from my debut novel!

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