Authors, Stop Doing These 10 Things on Social Media

social media, authors, sales, books, facebook, twitterAlmost every author has been told at some point, “You gotta get online and promote.” But only a small percentage of authors have actually been coached on social media best practices, resulting in hundreds of authors using social media completely wrong and turning readers off rather than attracting them.

If you are guilty of any of the following social media practices, for the sake of your readership, please stop immediately.

1. Overusing hashtags. A hashtag is not the secret to getting discovered, and no one meaningful is going to follow you based on a tweet in which eight out of 10 words are hashtags. Instead of trying to game the system and latching on to various trending hashtags, consider posting meaningful content that would attract your target audience.

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