As I grapple with this whole shameless self promotion thing and try to sell my book [Buy here] 🙂 I am constantly looking for new avenues and better ways to do things.
I have been using Twitter to promote my book, which is good, but I have been trying to figure out some things. So a couple of questions for you;
- How often should an author tweet their links? Is there an optimum ratio of sales pitch to interaction? What is overkill?
- What makes you follow a link? What’s a good short pitch in 140 characters or less minus hashtags, links and title [there goes 40 characters already]?
3 thoughts on “What Would Make You Follow A LInk On Twitter To Buy A Book?”
Don’t tell people to buy your book on Twitter. Tell them about your book, and why they might like it.
For example, if someone gives you a good review, Tweet something like “Woo hoo! Another good review of The Spiral Tattoo! [link]”
Or “Something interesting I found while researching Spiral Tattoo [link to something interesting]”.
Let people decide for themselves if they want to buy your book or not, but give them plenty of information to base that decision on.
Thanks for the input Catherine… 🙂
I do need to tell more about the book rather than just please buy…
You could direct them to the first chapter here which I read and made me want to buy it. 🙂