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Monday, January 31, 2011

Social Media with Sasha Soren, Episode 2!

Please help me welcome back Sasha Soren with more thoughts on social media and book blogging!  This episode's installment: Twitter!

Ways to use Twitter for event promotion
Weekly hashtags
Do you have and the author both have Twitter accounts? Then you can shout out the book in any of the
weekly hashtags that run on Twitter for now, like a Follow Friday (#FF) or Writer Wednesday (#WW).

Mentions, shouts and props
If you don't participate in weekly hashtags, can still mention that particular author if you've noticed someone else has done a cool feature about the book.

That way, you’re helping to share info about the book, but also shouting out a fellow blogger, which is a nice gesture.
Community, book-related blog events
Actually, a news feed for Random Magic( http://tinyurl.com/yl26xwa) is already onTwitter - if someone would like to visit, feel free: @RandomMagicTour (http://tinyurl.com/2597jl8).

Along the way, I do try to mention other authors and bloggers and events on the daily feed, as a courtesy but also because there are actually some interesting book blog events and features out there, and I feel sure people might like to know about them.

They don't necessarily have to be Random Magic-related events, quite often I will mention something just because it's intriguing or fun or unusual, and I just think it'd be nice to know. But I always do take time to look up any associated Twitter name to include in the tweet, also.

See, there really are lots of cool book blogs, and so there's always something interesting going on. But to continue with the subject.


Tune in tomorrow when we'll be exploring ideas for features and interviews!

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