It's time to really get your book marketing and holiday book sales going. Steps 7-9 in our holiday book sales guide are all about getting the word out during the prime gift-shopping season.

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Judging from questions I get in my inbox, many people don’t understand Twitter hashtags. Maybe they are just plain annoyed by them – but they can be useful in your book marketing.

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If you’re promoting a Young Adult novel, these links and pages will get you connecting with online groups and forums likely to embrace your title.

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If you’re promoting your Christian fiction book, these links and pages will get you off the ground connecting with groups and forums likely to embrace your title.

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Over the years, we've posted numerous articles with tips and tricks to help authors navigate and optimize their promotional and professional exploits on different social media platforms. Here's a tour of some of our best posts when it comes to social media for authors.

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Twitter Promotion Tips for AuthorsThough it's been around for more than 6 years (a lifetime for an internet company) — and gained more than half a billion users — Twitter is still a big mystery for many authors. In an effort to de-mystify the social network which most baffles new users, we've compiled a list of our favorite articles about how authors can use Twitter to: * promote books * expand upon existing narratives * network with other writers and publishing industry professionals * build a readership * and more So, here we go...

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Tweeting a NovellaThe Hollywood director who brought you "Traffic" (and, umm... "Magic Mike") is tweeting his new book, a novella called GLUE. That's right. Imagine Steven Soderbergh sitting for hours in the darkness of his home office, tweeting and tweeting and tweeting and tweeting. Well, that's how I choose to imagine it went down, anyway.

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