Social Media: What’s Working- Hashtags

I like easy and simple when connecting to Social Media. First let me say, I need help understanding some Social Media- Tumblr, Stumbleupon, Reddit… I’m on them. Just don’t know how to use them to their full advantage. So if anyone does, please let me know.

So I have confessed I’m not an expert, but I can tell you what I like and what I don’t.

I used to love Facebook. Now, I’m rarely go on Facebook. I lived off Novel Works…loved to promote myself and others there. Now, Facebook charges for your fanpage to go out to others, even those that ‘like’ your page. It doesn’t stop anyone from dropping by, but it certainly put a damper on how it used to work. I have tried to promote by Facebook. I haven’t found any benefit for a writer…at least for me. What I had always used Facebook for was exposure, getting your book out there in front of the public. I am not happy with what Facebook has done… Maybe somebody else has had a different experience. I still like the way you can catch up with friends and family, but as for promotions…not so much.

Twitter is popular. I’m a huge of twitter. It’s simple and easy, quick and to the point. Another reason I like Twitter- HASHTAGS. Even if you tweet doesn’t go out to a certain person, they can pull it up with the hashtags. Here’s some hashtags I use for promotions take in account your own genre and book.

BOOK GENRE:

#Romance

#Crime
#Comedy
#DarkFantasy
#Erotica
#HistFic
#Historical
#Literature
#LitFic
#Mystery
#Paranormal
#Poetry
#Romantic
#RomanticSuspence
#TrueStories
#ScienceFiction
#SciFiChat
#ShortStory
#SteamPunk
#Suspense
#UrbanFantasy
#WomensFiction
#YA
#YALit

TO CONNECT WITH READERS:

#FridayReads

#BookGiveaway

#MustRead

#MustRead

#TeaserTues

#FreeBook

#FreeDownload

#Books

#WhatToRead

#GreatReads

#BYNR

PROMOTIONS

#99c (to offer or pick up an eBook bargain)
#AuthorRT #RT
#BookGiveaway
#BookMarketing
#FollowFriday #FF
#FreebieFriday
#FreeReads
#Novelines (to quote your own work)

EPUBLISHERS:

#Amazon
#eBook
#BookBuzzr
#eReaders
#ePubChat
#iPad
#Kindle
#KindleBargain
#Kobo
#KPD (Kindle Publishing Direct)
#Nook
#Pubit
#SmashWords
#Sony
#Webfic

 What are some HASHTAGS that work for you? What social media are you most comfortable with? Do you make up your own Hashtags?

So want to connect to me:

@jhines340

@colleenconnally

@carriejames.haynes

@romanticpicks

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Examples of tweets for my books

WINDS OF BETRAYAL SERIES BOXED SET #HistFic at its best! #Spies and traitors! Love and Betrayal! #BYNR http://goo.gl/IAVfhL 
 
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Seductive Secrets @ColleenConnally #historical #romance Chance to win #FREE #audiobook http://jerrihines.org/

(I still have around 10 copies left to give away! If anyone wants a copy-first come-first serve!)

Have a good one!

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