I had a lovely surprise last Tuesday, while checking my Twitter feed: I had been selected for a #Pushtuesday slot by the Rave Reviews Book Club. Each Tuesday, an author is selected, and members are asked to promote one of their books with the hashtag #Pushtuesday.
Now, I am on the Club’s Board (I’m the club’s social media director) and have already won a Spotlight spot in the past, with great results. I had never won a #Pushtuesday one, though. I had been religiously tweeting about #Pushtuesday winners, bought their books and reviewed them, but always wondered if that made a difference to them, or I was simply generating more Twitter-noise.
I’m pleased to report that it does make a difference. And what a difference! Before I knew what was happening, I was inundated by hundreds of Tweets about me and Runaway Smile. In fact, I counted that on the first day alone, close to a hundred different people had tweeted about me – many of them, repeatedly! I made a couple of dozens new connections on Twitter. And a surprising number of people bought the book, raising its Kindle rank from 250,000 to around 40,000. The rank for the paperback version shot up from two million to 200,000! Even better, the number of reviews jumped from eight to eleven (and now, thirteen). I know that Runaway Smile is a particularly quick read, with only 60 pages to read, but still, that’s a lot of reviews for a single day!
If you’re wondering how I could be unaware of the spot, the answer is simple: #Pushtuesday winners are selected at random among the club’s most supportive members. Or, as Nonnie Jules (our club’s president) put it when I thanked her for the spot, “you got it fair and square just like everyone else. Your name was the one the generator spit out!”
To find out more about #Pushtuesday, Spotlight author and many others perks, please visit the Rave Reviews Book Club. As for me, I’ll continue to promote #Pushtuesday winners, reading their books and reviewing them. After all, what goes around, comes around. 🙂
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