Author #Hashtags for Twitter

Twitter Hashtag

As an author, being on twitter is a great way to attract new readers to your blog and published books.  Developing your twitter feed is an organic process that you should attend to each day.  I personally spend around ten minutes each day going over my list, following back new followers, blocking bots and “follower sales pitches”, and looking over notifications for comments to respond to.  Over the years, my list has grown to thousands of followers and allows me to promote the authors and guest posters that come to my blog as well as drop in the occasional pitch for my books and poetry.

One of the best tools I have as an author using twitter is the use of hashtags.  It is a word preceded by the pound symbol that allows anyone on Twitter to find my post, even if they are not a follower of my twitter feed.  I try and use two or three hashtags in my posts for this reason.  Any more than that would be overkill.

List of General Hashtags for Authors

This list is some of the more common hashtags used by authors to promote their blog posts and work.  I’ve included tags for poetry too, they are fairly obvious!

Connecting with Authors

  • #AmWriting
  • #AmEditing
  • #IndieAuthors
  • #NaNoWriMo
  • #PoetTues
  • #WordCount
  • #WriterWednesday (or #WW)
  • #WritersLife
  • #WritingPrompt
  • #WIP
  • #WritingTips
  • #WriteTip
  • #WritersTellMe

Connecting via Genre

  • #Fantasy
  • #FlashFic
  • #KidLit
  • #History
  • #Horror
  • #FanFic
  • Memoir
  • #NA (New Adult)
  • #PNR (Paranormal Romance)
  • #Poetry
  • #Romance
  • #Scifaiku
  • #SciFi
  • #YA

Connecting With Readers

  • #BookGiveaway
  • #bookpost
  • #books
  • #bookworm
  • #bookslover
  • #free
  • #FridayReads
  • #iBooks
  • #kindle
  • #MustRead
  • #nook
  • #ReadingList
  • #StoryFriday
  • #TeaserTues
  • #WorthReading
  • #WhatToRead

60 thoughts on “Author #Hashtags for Twitter”

  1. Thanks for the post. I’m new to Twitter and have only “tweeted” a few times. I’m a writer (though not published yet), and having a hard time thinking of what to tweet? Any suggestions?

    1. You could post short excerpts of your writing, links to your blog, quotes that appeal to you as a writer, or links to other authors that you like. There are many possibilities. 🙂

    1. I’m glad you found it useful. Twitter can be hard to understand when you first start, but with the right hashtags and maintenance, it can be a powerful source of clicks for your blog and books.

  2. Marvleous! Bookmarked for later reading as I know I wontremember them all. ‘You’re very clever pooh said piglet… nearly all my bloggy friends are. 😉

  3. I am so glad I found this. I am a new author and having a difficult time with getting more followers on Twitter and on my blog. Thank you for the information.

    1. I have thousands of followers on twitter and I have added each and every one of them by hand one at a time. You need to offer regular content to the feed, links, quotes, personal comments, retweets of things you find interesting. In this way you build an audience. As people follow you, follow them back. It is that simple.

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