How to get more followers and retweets on Twitter (while marketing your book)

This is a very short post – mostly making a note to myself so I can use it later. I’m usually against “book promotion” on Twitter, instead I focus on connecting and providing value, sharing my blog posts but not usually selling my book or doing promotion. BUT Megan Crewe pointed out that “RT&F” (retweet and follow) giveaways work well, especially for our genre (young adult). But instead of just doing a straight giveaway, she also included the preorder info, which lead to some new sales.

I’ll try this out on my next big book launch. You do need a great image designed. This is her tweet:


Do you have any other powerful Twitter strategies you’ve used? Post in the comments!

About Derek Murphy

I help authors and artists turn their passions into full-time businesses, make a bigger impact, and blaze a luminous trail of creative independence. Right now I'm in Taiwan finishing a PHD in Literature, writing several books, and managing a handful of online businesses. Find me

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