For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
The primary way I market my book on Twitter is to share useful blog posts and other content on Twitter and send them to my site to read the post or other content. This generates about 15 to 20% of the traffic to my websites. That's a lot of traffic.
I also repost the best tweets on to my blogs about every week or two weeks, depending on how often I tweet. Republishing your tweets on your blog is a great way too draw attention to your tweets once more. I would guess that 50 to 70% of the views of my tweets come via my blogs.
I have lots of followers on my twitter, but need more on my blog. I'm going to check out your link. I mostly just tweet links to my blog posts, book reviews, or things that interest me.
My Twitter: http://twitter.com/writersherry
I agree. Twitter is a great resource and I love that it is so global! You can connect with readers and writers in all parts of the world so easily. Someone I met on Twitter bought one of my eBooks and read it on a business trip in China. How fun is that!
Jeanette, what you write is absolutely correct. Checking out a senior facility is a good idea. There is one near us that wants me to speak but I know quite well that most of them are really old and if they have money, don't spend it on books but on hair styling, etc. Yes, again, you are on target. Talking up my books is the way to go. Didn't do that enough and talking builds sales. Happy Sunday, Alice
Your response is a good one. To sell books, we must have a "hook", either a discount or a donation of part of the profit to a local food bank,etc. Thanks, Alice
I also think we need to go to our audience. Example: mine are alcoholic books so I go to halfway homes, rehabs, businesses, the field is really open. You have children's books, go to schools, libraries or any event with children.
If you know your subject and talk about it like an expert, you get their attention.