Promote Your eBook on Twitter

How To Promote Your eBook on Twitter

I know you’ve seen the tweets, people shouting at you to “READ MY BOOK!” it’s “ON SALE NOW!” I have to admit I’m guilty of it myself, until I found there’s a better way to promote your eBook. If you can get someone’s attention with an interesting blurb from your book, they might want to take a look to see what it’s about. I suggest looking through your story and picking out a dozen or so quotes  and turn them into a “Tweet.”

Here are step-by-step instructions to tailor make your tweets.

  1. Using the hashtag, write the title of your book. I’m going to use my book as an example, so #InvasionOfPrivacy is 18 characters.
  2. Then I’ll add the address to the book on Amazon.com, http://amazon.com/dp/B00EBATCTU. With the spaces, that’s 51 characters. You can use a URL shortner like bitly.com if you need to, but it’s been my experience that people are hesitant to click on a shortened link.
  3. Identify a “tweetable” quote from the book. They should be short, insightful, provocative, or intriguing. My example is “Someone is watching you right now, as you sit at your computer.” Now our count is at 114. You should leave room for someone to add their username to re-tweet you.
  4. I have a Word document where I’ve created 12 pre-made “tweets.” So, every day or two I’ll visit Twitter, visit a few profiles of followers or new contacts and tweet something interesting I find out about them. Then, after I’ve posted a few time, I’ll add one of my pre-made tweets about my book. Be sure to mix it up a bit, so you’re not always self-promoting. If your quote is engaging enough, it doesn’t come across that you’re simply trying to promote your eBook, you’re offering something interesting.

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6 Responses to Promote Your eBook on Twitter

  1. Andrew

    Hi Jim,
    Thank you for writing this post. I am very new to Twitter and don’t know too much about promoting my stuff over it. Thank you for sharing this,
    Andrew
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  2. MJ Bush

    This is pretty good. Like a mini excerpt. And an excerpt is proven to be the most effective way to sell a book to a new (to you) reader.

    As long as your excerpt is intriguing, you’ve got a good chance. =)

     
  3. Comprar ebook

    I liked your tips to promote my website on twiter. excellent, thanks, keep it up, greetings!
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  4. Shameem Reza
    Twitter:

    Thanks for sharing some good tricks. I also follow some those, specially hash tag. Some social media experts says, that if anyone know how to use that mean he got 70% success on twitter. And this chance increase by twitter new updates. :)

    Oh If anyone want to create a professional Twitter cover photo, but looking for a psd template, I found one and I leave that here for reference
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  5. Rohit Singh
    Twitter:

    Very nice tips on promoting ebooks great its also neccessary to promote to get more sales and generate income thank you
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