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Organized Social Media Chats

Tweet and Facebook Chats


An author may create a book tour across their social media platforms. You may choose a specific time to present content about your book, respond to questions and ask for followers views on the topic.

You may also visit Facebook groups like your niche or topic, and host a Q&A session. Post a question or info about the book and get feedback from group members.

There are other types of social media events, such as Twitter, Video, Skype or Google Plus (Hangout) chats. Each presents an opportunity to invite your friends, followers, circle members, and friends’ friends. Note: Don’t forget to create a short #hashtag (that no one else is using) for your tour.

Promote each chat on your platform’s Event Page. Joint venture partners (friends/associates/hosts) can share information about the upcoming chat with their tribe.

Read the prior posts in this series here:

Call to Action

Always include a Call to Action such as: come back for the next installment, join your elist, purchase the book from your sales page, or ask them to share your links with their associates and friends.

The next post will cover Organized Chats on Social Media.

Note: If you need help with planning and conducting your virtual book tour, contact a member of our team of professional author assistants at: info@bookmaketingmag.com.

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The Importance of Marketing Your Book (Part 1)

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15 Inexpensive Ways to Promote Your Book (Part 2)

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Become Book Marketing Motivated Using Social Media – Part 2

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5 Keys to Successful Book Marketing

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Book Marketing Magazine Launches on the iTunes Newsstand

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