Rachael Thompson @BadRedheadMedia hosts a fantastic event for writers on Twitter every Wednesday evening from 6-7 p.m. Pacific time. It’s called Book Marketing Chat, and every week she addresses a specific topic to help writers market their books.
Last week she covered Pinterest, with an emphasis on getting your pins added to group boards, which was a refinement I’d never considered. This week (4/19/17) she’s discussing Google+ and why every author needs a brand page there. Since Google pages tend to be mostly set-and-forget, I’m looking forward to this session. I’ve read in other places that Google+ is a great booster for getting your blog posts indexed by search engines.
And Rachael really knows what she’s talking about. She also started #mondayblogs, and Twitter is her preferred social media. She works it like a true master.
Joining the Book Marketing Chat is easy. Go to the Twitter search box on the menu bar on the upper right and enter #bookmarketingchat. Twitter will send you to a separate virtual “room” apart from the main Twitter feed. Once you’re there, look for a secondary menu bar just below the main one. At the time of this article, the first choice is Top, followed by Latest. Click Latest, and you’ll see the most recent posts with authors using this hashtag in chronological descending order, with the most recent first.
Just don’t forget to use the hashtag #bookmarketingchat as part of every tweet. That’s your golden ticket for joining the discussion.
Don’t worry if the conversation goes very fast. It’s all part of the Twitter feed. You can review everything afterward to jot down any relevant details when it’s all done. Another good thing to do at the end is to follow everyone whose tweets you liked.
Joining in discussions like these is really Twitter at it’s best, in my opinion. It’s getting together with like-minded people for intelligent conversation. And it’s free.
So consider giving it a whirl. I’ll be at #bookmarketingchat tonight. Hope to see you there.