Okay, I’m trying something new.
I have been loathe to use Twitter to promote my books because I have seen so many Twitter feeds that are simply a stream of ads repeated at monotonous intervals.
However, I am hoping that there is a less obnoxious threshold. So, I am going to try using HootSuite to schedule one ad a day and see how that works. I have tried my first one, if it works it should show up at 3PM Central today.
What I want to do is quote one line from one of my reviews and the link to the Amazon page. If the one today works I’ll go through my reviews and pick out some one-liners and set them up in advance to run, one a day.
Now, I tend to learn by doing, so I apologize in advance for any mistakes I make. If I end up flooding my Twitter feed and burying everyone else’s content, be advised it wasn’t by design.
I know that for most self-marketers this probably sounds pretty lame, but I believe that it is better to err on the side of obscurity–too little marketing can be ramped up, but too much marketing tends to drive folks away and can be hard to recover from.
Besides, it’s really tough for me to promote myself. Baby steps.