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Book Blogs vs. Twitter

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Re: Book Blogs vs. Twitter

Post Number:#16 by kstumpp
» 04 Feb 2016, 12:19

I've just recently started using Twitter seriously myself, I have paid for advertisement (which was disappointing) and tried to gain followers in other various ways. I am finding that the majority of followers I gain are bot accounts or advertising upcoming bands...

I am interested to try a blog, which is why I recently bought a website - so I will give that a try and update.
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Re: Book Blogs vs. Twitter

Post Number:#17 by Gravy
» 17 Feb 2016, 02:51

I think that both are a good idea. Also, while some people will follow both, some people will follow one and not the other, so with both you reach more people.

However, the original question was about popular book review blogs.

As a follower of several book review blogs I can say that I love them. Once I get to know a reviewer (comparing their opinion about certain books/tropes/whatnot to my own) I can tell a lot about a book, and whether I'll like it or not, from their review.

As for author blogs, I'm a fan of some, but not many.
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Re: Book Blogs vs. Twitter

Post Number:#18 by Leslie_79
» 19 Feb 2016, 12:47

Personally, I cannot stand Twitter but it may be my age. I'm 37. However, my children do not use Twitter either. We google the name of the book and go from there while researching books. I would definitely choose book blogs over Twitter any day.
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Re: Book Blogs vs. Twitter

Post Number:#19 by ReadDear
» 05 Mar 2016, 12:31

I used Twitter (40 accounts), blogs (several), sites for readers (20-25) and facebook grops (60). I think facebook - most effectively.
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Re: Book Blogs vs. Twitter

Post Number:#20 by mari_maria
» 25 Mar 2016, 05:19

hi there! :)
it's absolyutly correct: book blogs, twitter and other networks are very important for writers!

-- 28 Mar 2016, 03:16 --

I think all networks are important and must be used! but you should not forget about boom promotion sites! :)
it's not expensive and bring results)
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Re: Book Blogs vs. Twitter

Post Number:#21 by Lincoln
» 21 Mar 2017, 10:35

bookowlie wrote:Although I am not a writer, I know book blogs have become popular over the past few years. The use of Twitter for authors to promote their books is mentioned in Scott's book. I am curious - is Twitter a better way for an author to promote their book vs. marketing a book by contacting book bloggers with a large following?


Twitter can be really useful for sure in generating clicks, but for making your book promotion last book bloggers are way better. To build up long term sustainability you need to build up a network, and twitter won't do that nearly as well.

With my own blog, I just automatically post to twitter whenever I write a blog post, so I know twitter is being updated and getting news and updates without needing to do a lot of work, but reaching out to bloggers generally gets me more traction.
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Re: Book Blogs vs. Twitter

Post Number:#22 by Billy Pro
» 05 Apr 2017, 07:38

I know many young writters they consider Social networks as a channel to promote their books.
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Re: Book Blogs vs. Twitter

Post Number:#23 by jennyjfoy
» 17 May 2017, 07:22

Yeah its true, Book Blogs have a good response for promoters.
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Re: Book Blogs vs. Twitter

Post Number:#24 by Gingerbo0ks
» 17 May 2017, 13:33

I prefer Instagram and link it to my tumblr blog. Instagram has a great book community and you can write as much or a little as you like and some followers just prefer pictures.
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Re: Book Blogs vs. Twitter

Post Number:#25 by Julez
» 12 Jul 2017, 16:00

Book blogs with large followings are better but it doesn't hurt to equally use twitter and then build up your followers.
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Re: Book Blogs vs. Twitter

Post Number:#26 by Nina Rose
» 21 Jul 2017, 13:55

Book blog is more in depth about promoring your book.Twitter is for connecting with many readers.Both are important for these purposes.
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