Promoting Your Book on Facebook & Twitter Second Edition

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Here is a work by Gunnar Lawrence that will help an author promote their work with less time, less money and with better results. More
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About Gunnar Angel Lawrence

After years of ghostwriting thrillers, conspiracy novels and mystery books, Gunnar Angel Lawrence has published his first thriller. He is a native Floridian with a love for writing thrillers, mysteries and action stories with fast pacing and a unique twist. He lives in Saint Cloud, Florida with his dogs and is currently single. Most of his time is spent working on the sequel to The Perfect Day which is entitled, "The Consortium". The tentative date for release is early 2015.

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Review by: Graham Downs on Sep. 28, 2015 :
For the first couple of pages, I was pretty "meh" about this book. The basics consist of things that most of us already know, and are implementing. I was ready to give the book two stars ("it was okay" on Goodreads).

But THEN, my friends, THEN, the author committed the cardinal sin, by suggesting that the reader use *gasp* Roundteam. This is my biggest bugbear on Twitter - I have a few, but this truly is my biggest. Roundteam is a tool that lets you automatically retweet the tweets of people on your "team" (or pretty much whoever you set up).

I do not, EVER, post anything I have not personally, manually, read and deemed appropriate for my followers. I do not, EVER, follow anyone who uses Roundteam, and if I catch someone using Roundteam, I unfollow them immediately because they're obviously not actually reading the content they post - so why should they expect me to?

I'm not alone in my absolute, complete LOATHING of Roundteam, but another of this book's suggestions IS a popular one. It is one that I disagree with, though. Basically, it is that you should unfollow anyone who doesn't follow you back. To me, that's Facebook-thinking. And it's perfectly fine for Facebook, where you're expected to make "Friends" with people. But to me, Twitter is not like that. I follow plenty of people who don't follow me back, and I'm followed by plenty more people whom I don't follow back.

On Twitter, there is no shame in this. If I follow you, it's because you posted something that I found interesting or entertaining. That's not to say that you'll find ME interesting or entertaining in return, and I don't expect you to. If you start posting things that I no longer find interesting or entertaining, and it becomes apparent that one of our interests has changed so that I don't enjoy your tweets anymore, I'll unfollow you.

This book has one thing going for it - it does specifically dissuade people from using TrueTwit validation (another veritable virus app that Twitter should ban outright, just right Roundteam).

Then the book goes and mentions TweetDeck, right at the end. Just one paragraph, mind - saying that it's interesting to see your Twitter stream rolling past in real time, but it's not very useful. Not very useful? I, and millions of other tweeps would disagree - it's arguably THE most non-negotiable, essential tool out there, for a social media manager.

And look, it seems like I'm the very first person to rate this book on Goodreads (okay, there are two reviews ahead of mine on Smashwords). I don't know how many times the book has been downloaded, but his foolproof strategy isn't helping to get reviews, now is it?
(review of free book)

Review by: Adam Gainer on Oct. 02, 2014 :
This book is a great handbook for any Author who has books published; traditionally or self-published.

This book goes into depth of how social media works, and how to utilize all the tools that come with it. It can be used for almost any business looking to expand their presence online, but is specifically targeted at authors.

The fact that it's free, is almost criminal. Be sure to check it out for a great read and reference!

You won't be disappointed!
(review of free book)

Review by: Eve Paludan on Sep. 18, 2014 :
Wonderful how-to book complete with explanations, screenshots and free services versus premium upgrade services for various Twitter-related apps. Also, Facebook and more promotional advice, things you can take to the bank.

I thought I was a Twitter guru, but several things were new to me and I intend to implement them in my promotional activities for my many novels.

Thanks! Great book! Well done!
(review of free book)

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