Soooo, you’ve got that Twitter account, huh? You’ve got a good follower-to-following ratio? You’ve got quite a few Tweets under your belt? Good for you! As we always preach, it’s extremely important for indie authors (or all authors, really) to be as directly connected to your audience as possible. On a large scale, there’s no better platform than Twitter.
As far as Twitter goes, it can look like a jumbled mess of information if you don’t know how to navigate. With the use of #hashtags, however, Twitter is actually designed to group your information (and the information you seek) in a highly organized way. If you’re not already following #hashtags or using them in your own Tweets, you should be! Not only are many authors using Twitter #hashtags to offer incentives to their readers, but authors like @neilhimself (Neil Gaiman) are using #hashtags to engage readers in TweetChats (on May 15, he hosted an hour-long chat on writing via #minioperas).
Below is a list of some of the 31 best Twitter #hashtags every author should know!
To Reach Readers:
It’s always helpful to reach readers by genre, but there are some general reading tags that are widely followed as well. Here are a few of the best general and genre #hashtags:
9) #RWA (Romance Writers of America)
For Industry Information:
Whether it’s about the next Amanda Hocking or about Agency vs. Wholesale model for e-books, it’s important for authors to stay informed about the publishing biz’!
For Writing Help:
Twitter #hashtags can also be helpful if you’re looking suffering from writers’ block! If you need some writing advice or ideas (or have some to give)
30) #NaNoWriMo (National Novel-Writing Month, a.k.a. Novemeber)
And, last but not least, Wise, Ink’s very own TweetChat #hashtag:
Keep your eyes open for information on when we’ll be hosting our first-ever TweetChat at #indiepubchat! We’ll be answering and asking questions about the industry, encouraging indie authors to get out there and publish with the proper know-how!