An Exclusive Peek Into #Marketing Your Book for #Authors: #Twitter #socialmediamarketing

Twitter Marketing

“What is the secret to marketing my book without looking like an idiot?”


I see this question a lot on Twitter and various blogs I subscribe to.  In this age of self-publishing, the world is filled with authors trying to sell their books.  Everyone wants to know the secret and to increase sales.  I am asked this question often and as I am maneuvering this great big world of book marketing as an author, I have to rely on my experience as a professional Twitter marketer to navigate and advice others.


Twitter is a mystery for many writers/authors and I hope that I can shed some light on how to market your book successfully.  Twitter, at its core, is a meeting place of conversations.  Think of it as a social club for the world.  There are over 330 million active monthly registered Twitter users and the average number tweets per day is 500 million.  Twitter is unique in its ability to connect people from around the world in seconds.  People tweet about everything under the sun and it is a very powerful tool for a small business.


How can you get noticed on Twitter with a crowd that big?


Here are my top five ways Writers/Authors can get noticed:


1- Be yourself.  Are you witty, funny, sarcastic, serious or a combination of any of those?  Tweet about everyday musings.  People love connecting with others and if you are yourself, people will appreciate it. In my experience, the more mundane, the better.   Don’t try to be something you aren’t or try to be what you think readers will want to hear.  I am myself aka MRS N on Twitter and I tweet about a lot of things.  I have met a lot of friends on Twitter and they are part of my core following.  Why?  Because they are intrigued and like me for me.


2- Be creative in your tweets.  You are a writer and have a wonderful talent with words.  Craft tweets that would excite you and would interest you in learning more. You now have 280 characters in which to spread your message to the masses.  I try to tweet in such a way that grabs people and makes them click on a link.  Don’t be boring and just tweet out your book title, info and link.  That is considered spam in Twitter and will likely be ignored. Here’s an example of one of my book tweets:



3- Be engaging.  Ask questions.  Tweet fun writing/reading stats.  Inquire after your followers well-being.  If you follow me on Twitter (like many of you already do), you know that I say good morning every day as well as try to engage with various followers.  If someone retweets one of my tweets, I like the tweet.  If someone puts out a tweet that something bad/good happened, I will try to reply.  Why?  I like to interact with my followers.  It makes me seem like more of a person than a robot.  It’s the human response and many of my followers appreciate it.


4- Quality is the name of the game, not quantity.  Many people get hung up on how many followers they have.  I have never been like that and have always tried to bring a part of myself to Twitter.  I am connecting with people, not beefing up my stats.  Sure, it’s nice when a tweet of mine gets retweeted a lot.  But that is not my goal.  My goal is to be authentic and it comes across in my tweets.  Do not follow others just so they can follow you back.  Follow people because they interest you.  I tend to follow back a lot of people because I am open to interacting with them.


5- Use Twitter’s secret weapon: the hashtag.  What is a hashtag?  # is a hashtag and when you use keywords like #writing, #amwriting, #writers, #books, #romance, genre, etc. You’re allowing people to find you via the hashtag.  I am a HUGE proponent of the hashtag!  It works wonders and it brings new followers to your Twitter feed and thus will expose them to you and your amazing book(s).  It has been so successful that even other social media platforms are using the hashtag.  Think of it as your own personal Google search.  Many Twitter people follow certain hashtag subjects and your tweets will show up if you remember to use the hashtag.


Final Thoughts: Many writers/authors think that they need to be on every social media site from Facebook to Twitter to Google+ to Pinterest in order to reach readers.  This is not the case and I suggest you pick a few and stick with those (unless you have all the time in the world).  Your time as a writer/author is limited and it’s best to concentrate on your writing.  All the marketing in the world cannot take the place of a well-written book.  Remember you are a writer first and a marketer second.  Concentrate on the writing and the rest will sort itself out.


Marketing doesn’t have to be scary and as long as you are yourself, the readers will find you!


Do you have any Twitter marketing questions/tips?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.


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#SpreadSomeIndieLove Blog Hop + #Giveaway! @jacqbiggar @b00kr3vi3ws #books #mgtab



Welcome to the Spread Some Indie Love Blog Hop. Today, bloggers from all over the world are talking about their favorite indie authors/books. Thank you to b00kr3vi3ws for organizing this blog hop and for inviting me to participate ( ).


Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to enter to win an e-book of your choice.


I’ve the pleasure to meet a lot of indie authors as a book reviewer/promoter and in my travels as an indie author as well. If I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be Jacquie Biggar. Here’s her picture:


Jacquie Biggar


I first met Jacquie Biggar in 2015. She discovered N. N. Light Author Promotions and was looking to increase her readership. She and I bonded immediately (both Canadians) and when she asked me to read one of her books, I agreed. One year (and many books/box sets) later, she’s one of my favorite authors. She writes romantic suspense (my favorite genre) and she has a gift to writing strong realistic characters, gripping suspense and love stories that make you swoon.


Jacquie Biggar, Romantic Suspense with Attitude


Her heroes are tough, alpha males who know what they want. Until they get gob-smacked by heroines who are strong, contemporary women willing to show them that what they really need is love.


Jacquie has been blessed with a long, happy marriage and enjoys writing romance novels that end with happy-ever-afters.


You can find out more about Jacquie and her books:





And contact her at


Here is a list of her books to date:

Summer Heat – Love on Fire: 16 Contemporary Romances Boxset

16 All New Contemporary Romances from NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors. Guaranteed to make your blood run hot. Passion, steamy nights, excitement, and suspense. Something to suit every reader’s taste. Grab a cool drink (you’ll need it!), find a hammock, and curl up for an unforgettable escape.


Jacquie Biggar, Summer Lovin’ – Can two mismatched lovers find a way past their mistakes, or will they keep their lonely hearts forever guarded?


To Protect and Love: A Boxed Set of 9 Sexy Romances

When the oath to protect and serve tangles with love, expect sparks and lots of heat!


Hot firemen, alpha cops, sexy detectives, and dashing federal agents…this anthology from 9 best-selling and award-winning authors will have you rooting for your favorite heroes and heroines as they step up to the greatest challenge of their lives–to protect and love.


The Sheriff Meets His Match- Jacquie Biggar

When a jaded sheriff is drawn to an exasperating woman in trouble, anything can happen.


The Guardian (Mended Souls Book 1)

Restitution begins with the truth.


Lucas Carmichael and Scott Anderson had it all, money, fame, and fortune. But one night’s stupid mistake takes everything they thought they cherished and dumps it upside down.


A car accident ends Lucas’ life and leaves Scott injured and bitter.


As the local ME, Tracy York, investigates the case, discrepancies begin to point to more than a simple drunk driving incident.


When threats are made to Tracy’s life can Scott and his guardian angel, Lucas, protect her, or will she become another casualty?


Cooking with the Authors of Summer Heat

Let the authors of Summer Heat tempt you with some mouth-watering recipes. Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Pistachios, Decadent French Toast, Marinated Steak, Devil’s Food Cake, Beer-Steamed Mussels, Baked Apple with Custard Sauce, White Chocolate Cherry Scones. These are just a few of the wonderful dishes you’ll find in this unique cookbook. Each is linked to a novella in Summer Heat, a collection of sixteen sexy romances by New York Times, USA Today and other Bestselling Authors. The food is great, and each recipe will whet your appetite for one of the stories in the boxed set by giving you insights into the life of the author’s hero and/or heroine. So enjoy the fabulous food along with the outstanding prose from a seasoned group of authors.


Snippets of Suspense (Sisters of Suspense Anthology Book 1 – FREE)

Shaken and Stirred…


Spine-tingling suspense with a steamy side of romance, written by ten award winning authors. The Sisters of Suspense Anthology #1 is a collection of snippets from their favorite Romantic Suspense stories. Chilling and thrilling. It’s guaranteed to spark your interest, stir your senses, set your imagination on overdrive and introduce you to new authors you’re going to love.


Snippets by: Veronica Forand, Melissa Keir, Jo-Ann Carson, Jacquie Biggar, Marian Lanouette, Jacqui Nelson, Pat Amsden, Marsha R. West, Kathryn Jane and McKenna Sinclair


Award Winning Suspense


Book Bites 4 (FREE)

Give yourself a holiday present in this sampler of romantic suspense stories, all with a Christmas theme. Masters of the genre introduce you to compelling characters like a young widow who can’t get over her grief, a jaded sheriff saddled with a woman in trouble, a burned out vice detective, and more. Plus, drop in at a Christmas party where someone kills Santa. Best of all, each story weaves a compelling suspense plot with a heartwarming romance.


This sampler, sprinkled with humor and mystery, has a range of wonderful plots from a trace of western, to a classy female detective and with plenty of police procedurals to deal with International Crime throughout.


The Sheriff Meets His Match: A Wounded Hearts Novella

The Sheriff Meets His Match- Book 4 in the Wounded Hearts Series


When a jaded sheriff is drawn to an exasperating woman in trouble, anything can happen.


Laurel Thomas is tired of experiencing life from the outside looking in. She likes the warm welcome she’s received in Tidal Falls and wants to make a home in this friendly little town, far away from her egocentric family. But when her uncle arrives, the past catches up to her.


Jack Garrett is satisfied with his uncomplicated life. He has a good job as the sheriff of his hometown, a nice home, and a beautiful teenage daughter. Jack struggles against his attraction for the disorganized new hire at the department, Laurel Thomas. She threatens everything he’s worked so hard to avoid–like falling in love.


Can two people with enough emotional baggage to sink a ship find a way to give each other a chance, or is this match doomed to drown?


Twilight’s Encore (Wounded Hearts Book 3)

Twilight’s Encore- Book 3 in the Wounded Hearts Series


One man’s betrayal will seal another’s fate.


Ty Garrett fell in love with Katy Fowler from the moment they’d met. When her father’s betrayal yanks the young couple apart, Ty becomes bitter.


After a decade away, Katy returns to Tidal Falls with plans to get married in her family’s theatre. But she hadn’t expected to run into Ty Garrett, the boy she’d never forgotten.


When unseen forces endanger their lives, can Ty save Katy and win back her love, or is it too late for these two star-crossed lovers?


Dangerous Encounters: Thirteen Romantic Suspense Novels

Get your heartbeat racing with 13 romantic-suspense novels from USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors. Nerve-wracking thrills and dangers, heart-melting romance and love–enjoy them all in this outstanding collection of DANGEROUS ENCOUNTERS….


Book Bites 2 (FREE)

Do you love stories of men and women falling in love against a backdrop of suspense and danger? Secret agents. Hidden identities. Lovers forced to revisit a dangerous past. Innocent women who stumble into murder. Long-buried secrets. Games of cat and mouse. If so, here’s an anthology for you. Book Bites #2 lets you sample fourteen heart-pounding romantic suspense chapters from fourteen New York Times, USA Today and National best-selling authors.


As you try before you buy, you’ll meet heroes and heroines at war with each other but forced to work together. A heroine on the run from an abusive marriage. A SEAL who promises to care for his best friend’s wife and baby. A heroine who dreams through others’ eyes. A werewolf and his partner on a perilous assignment. A woman falling in love with a man she suspects is a terrorist.


The Rebel’s Redemption (Wounded Hearts Book 2)

The Rebel’s Redemption- Book 2 in the Wounded Hearts Series


When an old enemy follows and causes mayhem in the small town of Tidal Falls, can Jared Martin overcome the odds to protect the woman he’s always loved and the child he never knew, or will it be too late for redemption?


Tidal Falls (Wounded Hearts Book 1)

Tidal Falls- Book 1 in the Wounded Hearts Series


BTS Red Carpet 2015 Reader Award Finalist!




Tired of living a painful lie, Sara Sheridan steals an incriminating file that proves her abusive husband’s ties to organized crime, and flees across country with their young daughter. Now, he’s hot on her trail.




Nick Kelley had come to Tidal Falls to rid himself of haunting memories from his past life as a Marine. He had no intention of getting involved with his beautiful, but evasive neighbor, Sara Reed and her daughter, Jessica.



Nick and Sara’s growing attraction for each other lead them down a dangerous path as her ex-husband closes in on the new life she’s made for her daughter and herself and threatens to blow it all apart. Can Nick teach Sara to trust in time to protect the woman he loves?



Enter to win an e-book of your choice of Jacquie Biggar books as well as an e-book of your choice of N. N. Light books. Open Worldwide. Contest ends April 7, 2016.

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Book Marketing 101: 3 Tips to Promote Your Book(s) Without Driving Away Readers #authors #marketing

Book Marketing 101 - NN Light

“You’ve just published a book. Congratulations! You’ve done something that many have tried and few have succeeded. Give yourself a pat on the back… then put on your thinking cap. It’s time for the next step: promoting your book.”

Ruth A. Casie invited me to appear on her blog to talk about book marketing for all authors. I offer three tried and true tips to promote your book(s) without driving away readers/followers.

Check it out and then come back and let me know what tips you have on book promotion: 

Question Time: What do you struggle with the most when it comes to book promotion? I’d love to hear from you. I’m happy to answer any and all questions, too.

Mrs. N aka N. N. Light

Ways to Support the Author in Your Life #ASMSG #IARTG #IndieAuthorsBeSeen

My fellow author has some very insightful advice for authors, their circle of friends/family and followers. Saying something as simple as, “You can do it” or “You matter” goes a long way to supporting an author.

MRS N aka N. N. Light

Legends of Windemere

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Many of us have seen the above picture and it’s right.  That is a great way to support an author that you enjoy and want to see them continue.  Yet, there is another area of support that I wanted to touch on.  What do you do if the author in question isn’t a favorite, but part of your non-cyberspace circle?  Maybe a spouse, a sibling, a friend, or somebody that you interact with outside of a computer.  Is there anything else you can do besides the following phrase?

“I support you and know you can do it.”

This is a powerful phrase, but you have to be ready to back it up with actions such as simply telling others about the book or even beta reading if asked.  Don’t say it and follow up by asking about the author’s Plan B, grilling them about sales made, pointing…

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Be the gatekeepers

A brilliant blog post that every creative artist should read! As an author, myself, I have reached out to other artists instead of struggling in silence. Supporting indie authors, like Angela says, is the key to keeping creativity alive and well. 🙂 MRS N

Angela M Caldwell

While doing some research online, I discovered an article that lumped all indie authors and their books into one category: a waste of money. The author’s goal was to inform the public on how to avoid buying a horrible indie book. No, I will not share the link because there was only a dash of truth in his rant. He was wrong for the most part because he forgot about so many writers who invest in their work.

This blog got me thinking about creativity in general and how much creative people struggle in silence.


Writers and Artists pour their souls into their projects for months or even years. Sleepless nights become common as their minds continue to spin wanting to make their creation the best it can be. They are dedicated souls and most people have no idea the angst creative people go through to…

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