I was looking for a PR boost for one of my Publishers Daily Reviews clients the other day and stumbled upon this great detailed list of book reviewers and editors. It’s on Bookmarket.com and is ripe with possibilities for those with a well-written query note. Here’s the link:
My Publishers Daily Reviews site has exploded in Twitter interest, going from a grand total of seven followers last Friday — to more than 150 in a week. What’s the secret? I typed Indie Authors into the search bar and, as I clicked “Follow,” on each of the resulting suggestions — all authors, my ideal target — Twitter automatically suggested another! Most followed me back, and just like that the number of Followers multiplied. Good etiquette indicates that you send a “Thanks for Following” Direct Message, with a brief, mild sales pitch and a shortened link (courtesy of bit.ly.com.) Most clicked on to my site and several sales of promotional reviews resulted. Bottom line: great way to reach a targeted audience. Authors could do the same by, for example, typing in “Avid Readers,” or some such. Continue to grow by clicking on Followers on your Twitter home page, then scrolling down to find still more authors to Follow. For me, this was a truly astounding example of the power of Social Media. Anyway, thought I’d share. Find me on Twitter: @PublishersDaily!
It’s a wonderful Sunday morning here on my back deck in the western North Carolina mountains. A steaming mug of hot coffee, good books to read and review. Life is good! Visit my reviews website at PublishersDailyReviews.com.
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