Michael Volkin is the author of several successful books in
numerous genres. His breakthrough book is entitled The Ultimate
Basic Training Guidebook, a best-selling book that prepares recruits
for military basic training.
Michael is a marketing specialist and social networking expert. He has a dual Bachelor's degree and Master's degree.
His latest book, Social Networking for Authors-Untapped Possibilities for Wealth is the easiest and most comprehensive resource for authors to unlock the revenue potential their book deserves. In addition to being in the Army Reserves, Michael works as a Real Estate Broker in California. You can find out more about Michael on his WEBSITE
So you understand the basic concept of Twitter and even send a tweet or two a week. Good for you! That certainly helps with your book marketing. Knowing how to write a book, is different than knowing how to sell it. Twitter is not only good for keeping in touch with customers, but you can also find new customers with hashtags.
I have had great success selling books using Twitter hashtags. Let’s define what a hashtag is before we go any further. Hashtags are a way Twitter uses organize their tweets about a specific topic. For example, if you want to tweet about real estate, you could start off a tweet with a pound sign then the word real estate, like this #RealEstate. There are numerous hashtags that have already been established, and new ones cropping up daily.
So why use hashtags? Because Twitter users often search hashtags for content. So if you’re tweeting about your book and using proper hashtags, a potential customer can come across your book who wouldn’t have otherwise. Go to hashtags.org and search for hashtags that Twitter users are using right now. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a customer or two….or ten. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (username: NetworkAuthor), I’ll follow you back.
For more tips and tricks on how to market your book, go to Michael Volkin’s new website SellaTonofBooks.com and purchase his new book Social Networking for Authors-Untapped Possibilities for Wealth.