In fact, most of us are on tweet teams or Triberr to help promote each other. And most of those tweets are what we would consider spam. You do it. I do it. Do we mean to spam people? No! It is a marketing tool. A marketing tool that works GREAT!
BUT. . . you also have to have content tweets.
If you don't, you will lose follwers. Followers that actually get on twitter to find things, to connect, to find an author!
Do you know the difference between a spam tweet and content tweet?
EASY: a content tweet does NOT have a link.
Yep...you read that right. NO LINK!
"But Tonya, how are they going to find my website? How are they going to find my book?"
I know. . .I know. . .we have been so conditioned to use twitter as a middle man to get our name out there. In doing so, have you lost followers?
Content tweeting doesn't mean that you have to be there in person either, although I highly recommend that you get on twitter and physically interact with your followers.
Content tweeting should interest anyone that follows you or your core group of tweeps that interact with you.
A few examples:
Support #indieauthors Great novels at great prices
A wastebasket is the #writers best friend #amwriting #amediting
One random act of kindness is all it takes.....make today the day and
OR interact with them and expect a tweeterastion (live tweet conversation):
Good morning. What are you doing today? #amwriting #indieauthor
You get the idea? Yes, you do.
You don't have to limit it to writing. You can tweet book quotes, inspiration etc....
The KEY is to interact with your followers, NOT spam them.
Like I said, spam does have a place in the twittersphere and it does work to find new readers. I have found hundreds of readers through attaching reviews to my tweets. BUT you have to interact. Just because you don't put a link in the content tweet does NOT mean you still can't promote your book.
"Wait! What? Tonya, you just said not to spam, which you meant promote your book...NOW you are confusing me!"
I'm sorry. I'm not trying to confuse here. Here is an example of what I mean....
Hanging out with June Heal, #cozymystery #psychic "A Charming Crime" #mustread #bestseller
#ACHARMINGCRIME a @tonyakappes11 #mustread Fun, mystery, and humor all in one!
Remember to keep all your tweets in the 120 character guideline, g-rated, and free from political views.
Go ahead and try to make a few content tweets and see how many responses you get. I'm sure you are going to be surprised with how many true connections you make.
The more connections you make, the more THEY will promote you and your books! Go on! Try it!!