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How the hashtag do #Authors use Twitter? #pubtips

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TWITTER FOR AUTHORS

Almost all authors know about Twitter.

Few authors feel that they really know how to use it.

Some authors believe that Twitter isn’t as effective for book marketing as it once was.

Other authors believe Twitter isn’t for them.

Yet many authors do use Twitter quite effectively.

One important note is that there isn’t just one way to use Twitter.

So you can find the right combination of tips to fit your needs and personality.

Twitter Tip #1: Make the Most of Hashtags

What you want is a hashtag that your target audience actually checks out. Otherwise, your hashtag is wasted.

This takes some research. But the research is worth it because once you find an effective, relevant hashtag, you can use it not just for your current tweet, but for hundreds of related tweets in the future.

Many authors simply throw a hashtag…

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Urban Exploring in Sussex

I’ve always enjoyed exploring. I grew up on the outskirts of London and there was always something to explore, often further than I was supposed to go, but that never stopped me. Fences, gates and ‘Keep Out’ signs didn’t stop me either; as a teenager, I seemed to consider their messages an optional instruction and I opted out.

The mystery around these properties, along with my vivid imagination hooked me in and of course, I’d found some like-minded friends. These expeditions usually took place in the daytime with little key ring torches and quite often ended with security guards and caretakers chasing us away.

These days I’m a little more careful; I have a fear of breaking myself and I’m not in a hurry to be arrested. I still go exploring and I still ignore the ‘optional’ warning signs. I’m in the process of making a website to let everyone know what there is in my local area to explore. Some of the places are open and free, some are locked tight and others are pay per view. If you would like me to include anywhere you think is relevant, please drop me an email, but first, please check out my site:

http://www.gothic-mansion-books.com/

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