Join BookBaby and our community of authors in a Twitter chat about new trends in the world of eBook retail
Twitter chats, sometimes known as tweet chats, take place when a group of people all tweet about the same topic using a specific hashtag (#), which links tweets together in a conversation. They are frequently moderated by a host and focused around either a static or rotating topic. The chats are usually held at a specific time and often repeat weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
Weekly chats such as #litchat and #futurechat have been well received by authors of all genres and friends of the literary world alike.
This post is to give you a quick overview on how to join a Twitter chat, as well as information about BookBaby’s very first Twitter chat on Wednesday, January 14th from 4-5pm ET!
Add your voice, questions, opinions, and experience to #BBchat
This week, we will be discussing e-retail book trends and new developments. A few BookBaby authors as well as some of our literary friends will be joining us, and we welcome you to stop by and say hello too!
To participate, simply tweet during the scheduled time using the #BBchat hashtag! If you are not completely familiar with Twitter but are interested in participating, here is a basic glossary of terms to get you started:
Tweet: A 140-character message.
Retweet (RT): Re-sharing or giving credit to someone else’s tweet.
Feed: The stream of tweets you see on your homepage, comprised of updates from users you follow.
Handle: Your username.
Mention (@): A way to reference another user by his/her username in a tweet (e.g. @bookbaby). Users are notified when @mentioned.
Direct Message (DM): A private, 140-character message between two people.
Hashtag (#): A way to mark a topic of conversation or participate in a larger linked discussion (e.g. #AmericanIdol, #BBchat).
- Log in to Twitter a few minutes prior to the chat and enter #BBchat in the search box. (TweetChat and TweetDeck are great Twitter tools to use when following the chat!)
- Follow @bookbaby from the Twitter account you plan to use for #BBchat.
- Introduce yourself, stay on topic, and feel free to retweet (RT)!
- Make sure you use the #BBchat hashtag in any of the tweets you are posting to the chat, otherwise they might be missed!
- Have fun!
A transcript of the discussion will be posted shortly after the conclusion of the chat. If you have any topic ideas you would like to see us cover in the future, please let us know. We look forward to hosting more of these events in the future and welcome your ongoing participation!