Writings of Stuart Whitmore

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A Few Hashtags

I can't say that I've had much success with "social network" marketing for my books (or any other marketing, for that matter), but an intriguing idea I saw mentioned in the Kindle Boards forum involved use of book-specific hashtags on Twitter. So, for future reference, I plan to use the following hashtags in tweets about my books.

Just 99 cents! (But only in July...)

As a way of celebrating my birthday later this month, I decided to put the electronic editions of Lesson One: Revolution! on sale for the whole month! Previously sold for $7.99, you can now get your copy for just 99 cents! This is valid for both the Kindle edition and the Nook edition, so take your pick and start reading today. No Kindle reader? No Nook either? Still want to take advantage of this super low price? "There's an app for that!®"

The Value of a Community

I made a number of mistakes when I self-published Lesson One: Revolution! last August. Hopefully not too many in the text itself, but definitely in preparing it for the market. One mistake, which I remedied fairly quickly, was only publishing it in paperback form instead of publishing both print and electronic editions right away. That mistake was pointed out by some potential readers, and as soon as I published the Kindle edition, I made sales I probably would not have otherwise.

Stories Via Tweet: The #svt_ prefix for hashtags

If you follow me on Twitter (@Crenel), you're going to see something new showing up... It will be the #svt_sjw hashtag, and it will be used to string together a story that will be strewn among my other tweets. I'm using #svt_ as a prefix to mean "story via Tweet" and the last three letters are my initials. This way, other writers can use the same prefix to do the same thing, while keeping their stories separate from mine. (If hashtag clashes come up, I recommend adding a numeric suffix; e.g., Stephanie J.

#SampleSunday: A bit of Lesson One...

This is my first time participating in #SampleSunday. Today I am posting a sample from Lesson One: Revolution!, which is available as a paperback, as well as a Kindle book and a NOOK book. If you like this sample, I hope you will also read the samples that are made available through the online retailers, and, naturally, order your copy if you like the samples you read!

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