Storytelling

­

This is where I’ll share thoughts about writing and my journey to become a better writer.

Authors, Why You Should Retweet Your Book Bloggers!

 

Authors,

Chances are you have quite a few book bloggers on your Twitter feed that you’ve been neglecting. Instead, I suggest that you support your book bloggers, especially those who blog books in your genre. I’m not talking about authors who also have blogs or book bloggers who charge for reviews. I’m talking about good old fashioned book bloggers who read books or hear about books and talk about them to their people.

Why should you support them?

  • They love books. The world simply needs more people who love books. In fact, they are so passionate about books they can’t stop talking about them.
  • They instill a love of reading to the general public. We need more readers!
  • Your readers want to hear from them. You can’t write enough books to keep your readers busy all year long. So keep them entertained with other great content.

But what do you get out of it? As my Grandfather would say, you get ‘nutin’ . . . Well, maybe not exactly nothing.

  • You get the appreciation of your readers.
  • You further solidify the community interest in reading.
  • If you retweet your bloggers all year long, they see your name and your books and it might inspire them to review YOUR book. No guarantee on this though as the best book bloggers operate outside of author influence.
  • If they follow you back on Twitter, which I’m sure they will, they’ll see your sales and new releases and they might post about it. Again, no guarantee.

But if you don’t start the relationship, you’ll never know what benefits might come of it. So take some time to examine your follower list and identify your book bloggers. Add them to a Twitter list, then make a point of retweeting them.

Bloggers,

It isn’t all on us authors. I’ve been looking through my blogger list and I see a general lack of uniformity on book blog posts. I use an automated retweeting service and I want to retweet your book blog posts to my 19K followers. But I can only do this if you use a hashtag that my retweeting service can find.

Based on this article, and comparing to the metrics on hashtag.org, I believe the best hashtags to use are:

  • #bookbloggers
  • #bookreview

#blog also gets a lot of retweets but it is way too general. It could be a blog about luxury cars and I don’t want to retweet that. I’m absolutely retweeting #bookbloggers and #bookreview though because I know my readers want to hear about that.

Be careful about the plural forms because #bookbloggers gets lots of retweets but #bookblogger gets hardly any. Likewise #bookreview gets lots of retweets, but #bookreviews gets hardly any.

Authors,

If you use an automated retweeting service (like roundteam.co), I suggest you add those hashtags to the service as part of your regular retweeting schedule. Or, for a low tech solution, you can add your bloggers to a Twitter list and just check it occasionally.

Bloggers,

I suggest you use those hashtags on your book review posts so we can find them and retweet them.

Authors and Bloggers,

Please retweet this tweet to get the word out!
https://twitter.com/Lilo_Abernathy/status/600487308454924288 
P.S. If you’re a book blogger who blogs Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Romance, I want to retweet you. So let me know.
P.P.S. Isn’t that book image on my post soooo cool. It’s a book that can be read six different ways!
Happy blogging and retweeting!

Lilo Abernathy
Author, Book Lover, Retweeter

    May 18th, 2015|Author World, Publishing|44 Comments

    44 Comments

    1. groomer May 16, 2018 at 6:41 am

      … [Trackback]

      […] Find More on|Find More|Read More Informations here|There you can find 43957 additional Informations|Infos to that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    2. … [Trackback]

      […] Read More on|Read More|Find More Infos here|Here you will find 63023 additional Infos|Informations on that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    3. gina carano loss May 4, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      … [Trackback]

      […] Read More on|Read More|Read More Informations here|There you can find 29328 additional Informations|Infos to that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    4. C++ Tutorial April 30, 2018 at 11:13 am

      … [Trackback]

      […] Find More on|Find More|Find More Informations here|There you will find 72047 more Informations|Infos on that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    5. iq colarts April 21, 2018 at 8:45 pm

      … [Trackback]

      […] Find More on|Find More|Find More Infos here|There you will find 68938 more Infos|Informations on that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    6. Christian Louboutin Outlet April 18, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      … [Trackback]

      […] Read More on|Read More|Read More Infos here|Here you will find 83154 additional Infos|Informations on that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    7. Canadian SEO Services March 30, 2018 at 3:30 pm

      … [Trackback]

      […] Find More on|Find More|Read More Informations here|There you will find 72840 more Informations|Infos on that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    8. … [Trackback]

      […] Read More here|Read More|Read More Infos here|There you will find 59370 additional Infos|Infos on that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    9. CPNS 2018 Kota Cilegon February 27, 2018 at 2:35 am

      … [Trackback]

      […] Read More on|Read More|Find More Informations here|There you will find 50009 more Informations|Informations to that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    10. green coffee February 24, 2018 at 3:08 am

      … [Trackback]

      […] Read More here|Read More|Find More Informations here|There you can find 52375 additional Informations|Infos on that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    11. MrCheckout February 14, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      … [Trackback]

      […] Find More here|Find More|Read More Infos here|There you will find 20939 additional Infos|Informations to that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    12. Free UK Chat February 5, 2018 at 2:15 pm

      … [Trackback]

      […] Find More on|Find More|Find More Informations here|There you can find 9503 additional Informations|Infos to that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    13. daily horoscopes January 9, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      … [Trackback]

      […] Find More here|Find More|Read More Infos here|Here you will find 35146 additional Infos|Infos to that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    14. college of engineer January 8, 2018 at 3:07 pm

      … [Trackback]

      […] Find More on|Find More|Read More Informations here|Here you will find 49440 additional Informations|Informations to that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    15. eng December 25, 2017 at 9:36 pm

      … [Trackback]

      […] Read More here|Read More|Find More Infos here|There you will find 2462 additional Infos|Informations to that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    16. iraq coehumancoehuman December 2, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      … [Trackback]

      […] Read More here|Read More|Find More Informations here|There you will find 90243 more Informations|Infos on that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    17. Your Domain Name November 16, 2017 at 6:08 am

      … [Trackback]

      […] Find More on|Find More|Read More Informations here|Here you can find 47686 more Informations|Informations to that Topic: liloabernathy.com/authors-why-you-should-retweet-your-book-bloggers/ […]

    18. S.J. Francis May 23, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      I totally agree with you. Thanks for such helpful and valuable insight.
      Cheers! S.J. Francis.

    19. Lilo Abernathy May 21, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      I'm so glad it's helpful. Good luck to you!

    20. Lilo Abernathy May 21, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      You sure did. I love #bookreview as a hashtag. And I know readers love it too.

    21. Vashti Q-Vega May 20, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Very helpful article. Thank you for the advice.

    22. Erin Burns May 20, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      It really is rather thrilling when you get retweeted. I've been using #bookreview for while now. As a relative newbie, it is nice to know I got something right. Thanks for the post.

    23. Lilo Abernathy May 20, 2015 at 9:21 am

      Stephanie, For me, my autoretweet service only needs one of those hashtags to find your tweets. But those who search manually may need more. Try them out and see!

    24. Lilo Abernathy May 20, 2015 at 9:13 am

      Excellent Claire. I've got you added to my retweet list, so I'll be looking out for those hashtags. Either one will work. Both aren't necessary for my auto retweet service to pick it up.

    25. Claire Hill May 20, 2015 at 8:27 am

      Great article Lilo,thanks for sharing it with me. I'll be sure to use the #hashtags from now on 🙂

    26. Stephanie Burton May 20, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Totally agree with this post and always appreciate when authors retweet my review posts, which generally I find they do if I @ them. Interesting points on the hashtags. I often use #amreading and #bookreview but will now try & squeeze in #bookbloggers too!

    27. Lilo Abernathy May 19, 2015 at 11:34 pm

      I hope it does help you. I'm sure your bloggers will be grateful when you remember them.

    28. RJ Schneieder May 19, 2015 at 11:17 pm

      Helpful advice especially for us indie authors working our way through the jungle.

    29. Lilo Abernathy May 19, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      (wink)

    30. Joy Eileen May 19, 2015 at 8:26 pm

      My marketing genius friend.

    31. Lilo Abernathy May 19, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      Good Lorraine. I hope it's helpful for you.

    32. Lorraine Carey May 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      Good info here, Lilo. You’ve got my attention!

    33. Lilo Abernathy May 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you Ron. I might eventually get a more grown up blog, but I do love the previews of the blog posts on the left. That I'm keeping forever. 🙂

    34. Lilo Abernathy May 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      You're welcome Marcha. As always, I hope it is helpful. 🙂

    35. Ron Shaw May 19, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Lilo, thank you for this excellent piece that's chocked full of useful information. I very much like the look of your site here as well. Neat stuff all around.

    36. Marcha Fox May 19, 2015 at 5:52 pm

      Great idea, Lilo! Thanks for sharing!

    37. Lilo Abernathy May 19, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      You're welcome Shellie. I hope it's helpful. 🙂

    38. Shellie Uchtman May 19, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Great article, thanks for sharing.

    39. Lilo Abernathy May 19, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Thank you!

    40. kissablysweet1 May 19, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      Love the message in this post!

    41. Lilo Abernathy May 19, 2015 at 12:55 pm

      Great comment Elizabeth. I bet they really appreciate you!

    42. Elizabeth Marx May 19, 2015 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks, I try to go through my bookbloggers once a day & RT them! Great article thanks for sharing!
      E

    43. Lilo Abernathy May 19, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you James!

    44. James Jackson May 19, 2015 at 6:55 am

      An awesome article !!!

    Leave A Comment

    About the Author: