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Image: http://jpundits.com/

Leeland Artra recently posted over at the FSFN group on Facebook a link to a list by Book Marketing Services, containing no less than 205 Author Hashtags to use on Google+, Twitter, Facebook etc. In short, you can use these hashtags to easily connect with other authors and/or readers on any social media platform. Since I added a couple of dozens more, they’re now 233!

How to use them

Hashtags are words or acronyms that serve like clusters, by allowing people with common interests to easily search for them. Some are rather esoteric, like #FF meaning #FollowFriday. This is commonly used on Twitter to suggest each Friday the people that have proven supportive in the previous week, therefore others may also benefit from following them.

Other hashtags explain what you’re doing (eg #AmWriting) or what you’re promoting (eg #FreeBook). This list allows you to select the most suitable, therefore effective, hashtag for each occasion.

How About an Example?

Let’s say, for example, that you’re a writer of Flash Fiction, promoting your latest work.

You might do so with the following post/tweet:

“Check out my latest work on [link]”

This has the disadvantage that only your followers will see it. Anyone interested in Flash Fiction will have no way of knowing your post/tweet may be of interest to them. Therefore, you might say instead:

“Check out my latest #Flash #Fiction work on [link]”

Better! However, by consulting the list we notice that the majority of people interested in Flash Fiction use the hashtag #FlashFic instead. Oops! Let’s make that perfect, then:

“Check out my latest #FlashFic work on [link]”

Perfect!

Also, there are groups that will retweet you if you follow them. Adding their hashtag or handle at the end of your tweet ensures it will be RT’d to the widest audience possible. Although these are not always hashtags, I’m including them here, as they serve much the same purpose.

Good, now that you’ve got the hang of it, why not bookmark this page (or the Book Marketing Services one, for that matter) so you can refer to it in the future?

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Retweeting Groups

  • Only on Mon, use the #MondayBlogs to promote your blog posts
  • #IARTG (Indie Author Retweet Group)
  • @dealkindlefree (free books)
  • @eBookPriceDrop (book deals, free ebooks)
  • @dreamkindle (free books)
  • @4reemykindle (free books)
  • @bookfrekindle (free books)
  • @kindlelike (free books)
  • @More4LessOnline (sales)
  • @CassianBrownSF (retweeting #scifi books)
  • @HotNewBooks (new books)
  • @kindleguyz (book deals, free ebooks)
  • @FreeDiscountBks (book deals, free ebooks)
  • @NewsScribe (book deals, free ebooks)
  • @Leannepit (book deals, free ebooks)
  • @eBookDailyDeals (book deals, free ebooks)
  • @eBook_Thrillers (book deals, free ebooks)
  • @eBookPriceDrop (book deals, free ebooks)
  • @Spangaloo (free ebooks)
  • @kindlesfree (free ebooks)
  • @WriteIntoPrint
  • @TweetYourBooks
  • @love8reading
  • @FreeKindleDaily

Connect With Other Authors

  • #AmWriting
  • #AmEditing
  • #AmRevising
  • #Author
  • #Authors
  • #AuthorLife
  • #BookMarket (Thursday’s at 4 pm ET)
  • #CopyWriting
  • #EditGoal
  • #Editing
  • #ePubChat
  • #IndieAuthors
  • #LitChat (every M/W/F)
  • #MemoirChat (every other Wednesday at 8 pm ET)
  • #NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month is held every November)
  • #PBLitChat (picture books only)
  • #PoetTues
  • #ScriptChat
  • #TenQueries
  • #WANA (We are Not Alone community)
  • #WordCount
  • #WriteGoodNews
  • #Writer
  • #Writers
  • #WriteChat
  • #WriterWednesday (or #WW or ##WW)
  • #WritersLife
  • #WritersRoad
  • #Writing
  • #WritingBlitz
  • #WritingParty
  • #WroteToday
  • #YALitChat
  • #ZineChat

Connect By Book Genre

  • #Biopic
  • #Book
  • #Comedy
  • #Cookbooks
  • #Cooking
  • #Crime
  • #DarkFantasy
  • #Dystopian
  • #Epicfantasy
  • #Erotica
  • #FanFic
  • #Fantasy
  • #Fiction
  • #FlashFic
  • #Food
  • #Historical
  • #History
  • #HistFic
  • #HistNovel
  • #Horror
  • #KidLit
  • #KidLitChat
  • #Literature
  • #LitFic
  • #MGLit (Middle Grade Lit)
  • #MemoirChat
  • #Mystery
  • #NonFiction
  • #Novel
  • #Paperbacks
  • #Paranormal
  • #Recipes
  • #RomanceWriter
  • #Romance
  • #Romantic
  • #RomanticSuspense
  • #RWA (Romance Writers of America)
  • #SCBWI (Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators)
  • #Science #Fiction
  • #ScienceFiction
  • #SciFi
  • #SciFiChat
  • #Short
  • #ShortStories
  • #Short #Stories
  • #ShortReads
  • #ShortStory
  • #SteamPunk
  • #Suspense
  • #TrueStories
  • #UrbanFantasy
  • #WomensFiction
  • #YA

Get Industry Information

  • #AskAgent
  • #AskAuthor
  • #AskEditor
  • #BookMarketing
  • #EBooks
  • #ePub
  • #ePublishing
  • #GetPublished
  • #HowTo
  • #IAN or #IAN1 (Independent Author Networking)
  • #Indie
  • #IndieAuthor
  • #IndiePub (or #IndiePublishing)
  • #PromoTip
  • #Publishing
  • #Pubtip
  • #PubWrite
  • #SelfPub
  • #SelfPublishing
  • #VSS (very short story)
  • #WebFic
  • #WebLit
  • #WritingTip
  • #WriteTip

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

  • #1K1H or #1K1HR (write one thousand words in one hour)
  • #140Poem
  • #Creativity
  • #Novellines
  • #StoryStarter
  • #WIP (work in progress)
  • #WordAThon
  • #WriteGoal
  • #WriteMotivation
  • #WritersBlock
  • #WritingPrompt
  • #WritingSprint

Connect With Readers

  • #99c
  • #99cents
  • #Amazon
  • #AmazonKindle
  • #AmazonLikes
  • #AmazonPrime
  • #AmReading
  • #BestRead
  • #BookBuzz
  • #BookBuzzr
  • #BookGiveaway
  • #BookMarketing
  • #BookReview
  • #Books
  • #BookWorm
  • #Borrow
  • #eBook
  • #eReaders
  • #ff (Friday Follow)
  • #fRead0 (that’s a zero at the end – not a lower case oh)
  • #Free
  • #Freebie
  • #FreeBook
  • #FreeDownload
  • #FictionFriday
  • #FictionFridays
  • #FridayFlash
  • #FridayReads
  • #GoodReads
  • #GreatRead
  • #GreatReads
  • #IndieThursday
  • #IndieTuesday
  • #iPad
  • #KDP
  • #KDPSelect
  • #Kindle
  • #KindleBargain
  • #KindleBooks
  • #KindleeBooks
  • #KindleFire
  • #KindleTouch
  • #KindleTweet
  • #Kobo
  • #LendingLibrary
  • #LitChat
  • #MustRead
  • #MyWANA (Writer’s community created by Kirsten Lamb)
  • #New
  • #Nook
  • #Novel
  • #Novelines
  • #Novelists
  • #Novels
  • #Paperbacks
  • #Poetry
  • #PoetryMonth
  • #Pubit
  • #Read
  • #Reader
  • #Readers
  • #Reading
  • #Reviews
  • #SampleSunday
  • #ShortReads
  • #Smashwords
  • #Sony
  • #Special
  • #StoryFriday
  • #StoryTelling
  • #TeaserTuesday or #TeaserTues
  • #WhatToRead
  • #WriteQuote
  • #WeekendReader

Promotion, Marketing & Networking

  • #AuthorRT
  • #FollowFriday or #FF
  • #FreebieFriday
  • #FreeReads
  • #RT (ReTweet)
  • #Share
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