Dueling Tweet Plans

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It looks like I’ll have to depend a lot on Hootsuite in regards to prepping tweets the night before.  This isn’t a bad thing, but it has brought up a question: Do I try anything special or keep wailing away on the latest book?

When The Compass Key comes out (soooo close!), I’ll focus a lot on that book.  Yet, I wonder if this makes sense for down the road.  I have to admit that I’m getting rather bored pushing the one book and I switch it up at times.  Honestly, I have nothing else to talk about on Twitter since I’m either writing or doing stuff that couldn’t be summed up in 140 characters.  That’s besides the point here and I’m sure I’ll pay for mentioning that.  My main thing is seeing if what I’m planning his merit.

I’m thinking of doing a tweet for each Legends of Windemere book that is currently out.  Beginning of a Hero in the morning followed by Prodigy of Rainbow Tower, Allure of the Gypsies, and Family of the Tri-Rune.  Each book gets a push and it helps me throw some variety into my tweets.

Another idea I saw was every morning making a tweet for a book and pinning it at the top of my feed.  The only issue I have with this is that it depends on people visiting my page.  I see it done by those who do a ton of retweets for other authors, so I think that helps them keep their own product out of the flood.  I don’t tweet like that, which is why I’m leaning toward the first idea.

Anyway, I’m working on an interview, preparing tomorrow’s goal post, and doing whatever I can to make the week easier.  Thank you for any opinions and advice on the ‘1 tweet a day per book’ idea or if you have any other ideas that you found work.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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19 Responses to Dueling Tweet Plans

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    Twitter for Writers by Rayne Hall really is full of useful advise, an easy read and it should give you some new ideas.

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  2. I haven’t had any luck at all with Twitter. Some of my promotional tweets have been retweeted into 75K timelines. I’m losing faith in Twitter. Do you know tricks that I don’t?

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    • I just keep trying. I use hashtags as much as I can, but I figure it falls into ‘every little bit can help’. A long time ago, I gave up trying to analyze every marketing thing I do. I figure getting even one sale from a tweet means it’s worthwhile.

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      • That’s kind of where I’m at with it. It doesn’t cost me anything. The Rave Review’s Book Club retweets like crazy for me.

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      • I joined up with Independent Author Network and they have a hashtag (#IAN1), which I always use. Definitely helpful. Honestly, I think just seeing the retweet makes me feel good because it means something is happening even if it isn’t a sale. Sometimes an author simply has to BS themselves into optimism. 😀

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      • That’s too funny. I check the retweets too and tell myself the same thing. I keep trying different things, and eventually something will work.

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      • I try to return the retweet too. That gets tough with those that retweet a lot because I have trouble finding their own stuff.

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  3. I wonder what other promo things you do in addition to Twitter.

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  4. LindaGHill says:

    I’m looking to you to find out how it all works. But I do find it much easier to locate an author’s novel if it’s pinned to the top. BUT, I may simply not be using twitter right. I’m still not sure exactly how it works. 😛

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    • I haven’t figured that out yet either. I see both tactics of pinning a tweet at the top and making tweets throughout the day. Both seem to have pros and cons. The pinning means people will see your post whenever they go to your page, but I don’t think that helps if they refuse to leave their feeds. The multiple tweets solve this, but they get lost in the shuffle.

      What do you think about posting one tweet per book throughout the day instead of pushing the newest one? At least once that new one is 2-3 months old.

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      • LindaGHill says:

        Actually, in your case, I would probably push the first one more than the others, for the sake of new readers. Maybe even find a way to say in that tweet that it’s the first in the series of however many you have published at the time.

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      • I was wondering about that, but I was told that pushing later books can show longevity of the series. Unfortunately 140 characters seems to limit how much I can say when I have link, title, and hashtags.

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      • LindaGHill says:

        Yeah, I know. Tricky one, that.

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