Self-promotion is a big part of the indieauthor game. Social media is both a critical and inexpensive method for promotion. If you’re anything like me, time is a precious commodity, so every tweet and post needs maximum exposure. Enter the hashtag.

A hashtag is a word proceeded by the # sign. It is a form of metadata, and allows for the gathering and sorting of messages or posts with that tag. For example, on twitter I might post a tweet and include the hashtag #amwriting. An individual can perform a tweet search for that particular tag and find not only my tweeet, but any other tweet that used that tag.

Hashtags were first popularized by Twitter, but today many social networks allow for hashtag function including facebook ang Google+.

Below you will find a list of the most popular hashtags used by writers and authors. I personally have this list hanging on the bulletin board near my desk; feel free to print a copy for your own use.

 

#Novel

#Paperbacks

#Storytelling

#WhatToRead

#BookMarket

#BookMarketing

#GetPublished

#Books

#BookWorm

#GreatReads

#IndieThursday

#MustRead

#IAN1 (Independent Author Network)

#IndiePub

#PromoTip

#Publishing

#SelfPublishing

#WriteTip

#WritingTip

#AmWriting

#AmEditing

#AmRevising

#CopyWriting

#EditGoal

#Editing

#IndieAuthor

#NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month is held every November)

#RomanceWriter

#ScriptChat

#WIP

#WordCount

#WriteChat

#WriteGoal

#WriteMotivation

#WritersLIfe

#WriterWednesday

#Writing

#WritingBlitz

#WritingPrompt

#WritersBlock

#WroteToday

#Amazon

#eBook

#BookBuzzr

#eReaders

#ePubChat

#iPad

#Kindle

#KindleBargain

#Kobo

#KPD (Kindle Publishing Direct)

#Nook

#Pubit

#SmashWords

#BookGiveaway

#BookMarketing

#FollowFriday

#FreebieFriday

#FreeReads

#Novelines (to quote your own work)

#Webfic

#Crime

#Comedy

#DarkFantasy

#Dystopian

#Erotica

#HistFic

#Historical

#KidLitChat

#Literature

#LitFic

#MemoirChat

#MGLit (middle grades literature)

#Mystery

#NonFiction

#Paranormal

#PoetryMonth (Each April in the USA)

#Romantic

#RomanticSuspence

#TrueStories

#ScienceFiction

#ShortStory

#SteamPunk

#Suspense

#UrbanFantasy

#WomensFiction

#YA

#YALit

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