120 Twitter Hashtags for Authors

120 Twitter Hashtags for Authors

Are you an author who uses Twitter to connect to readers and other authors. If you have been using Twitter for any length of time, then you’ve seen lots of hashtags. If you aren’t using hashtags, then you are wasting valuable marketing opportunities.

What is a hashtag anyway?

When you see a word or phrase in a tweet preceded by #… that’s a hashtag. Hashtags help people search for tweets that have a common topic. Go ahead, give it a try. Type #writingprompts in the Twitter search box and you’ll see a list of tweets about prompts. FYI, hashtags are not case sensitive 🙂

There isn’t a set list of hashtags. You create one just by adding it to a tweet. Used correctly, hashtags can bring together people interested in the same topic… like authors, designers, and editors. They can also help you connect with readers. Used incorrectly, they are a waste of time and who has time to waste?

Some Dos & Don’ts for Hashtags:

  • Before using a hashtag, do search Twitter to make sure it’s appropriate for your tweet.
  • Don’t cram all your hashtags into #onelongrunontag.
  • Don’t #tag #every #word #in #your #tweet.
  • Don’t tweet about your book over and over again. Write something creative!
  • Do proofread your tweet. Yes… more proofreading.

Tags to get Your Creative Juices Flowing

  • #WritingPrompt
  • #StoryStarter
  • #WordAThon
  • #Creativity
  • #WIP (work in progress)
  • #1K1H (write one thousand words in one hour)

Tags to Connect with Authors

  • #AmWriting
  • #AmReading
  • #WritersLife
  • #IndieAuthors
  • #IndiePub
  • #SelfPub
  • #SelfPublishing
  • #WriterWednesday or #WW
  • #ScriptChat (for Screenwriters)
  • #WordCount
  • #BookMarket
  • #WritingParty
  • #NaNoWriMo

Tags to Connect with Readers

  • #FridayReads
  • #BookGiveaway
  • #MustRead
  • #GoodRead
  • #StoryFriday
  • #FreeBook
  • #FreeDownload
  • #Kindle
  • #Nook

Need Some Help?

  • #Grammar
  • #AmEditing
  • #WritingTips or #WritingTip
  • #Writing
  • #WritingPrompt
  • #WriteChat

Industry Specific Tags

  • #Ebooks
  • #Publishing
  • #GetPublished
  • #BookMarketing
  • #Digital
  • #AskEditor
  • #AskAgent

We’ve gathered up some of the most popular hashtags for authors in an infographic.

120-twitter-hashtags-for-authors

Download the printable PDF version.

What’s your favorite tag? Let us know in the comment section.

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