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?
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!