Hashtags for authors

hashtagIf you use Twitter, you are probably familiar with the idea of hashtags. These are keywords prefixed with a hash or “pound” (#) symbol. They help categorize your tweets and help others easily find tweets about similar subjects. The use of relevant hashtags increases the likelihood that others will see your posts and is a great way to engage a particular community of Twitter users such as readers or other authors.

The following is a list of some of the hashtags for authors or writers. Most are pretty self-explanatory.

For when you are writing

#amwriting – comments from other authors

#amediting – comments from those in the editing stage

#editing

#proofreading

#writingtip or #writetip – writing tips from other authors and editors

#writerwednesday – or more often #WW- used to give a shout-out to writers or suggest authors to follow

#Fridayreads – promoting what book you are currently reading

#fictionFriday

#ff – stands for “follow Friday” where other writers share people or sites to follow

#pubtip – tips on publishing

General book/writing

#book

#novel or #novels

#fiction

#ebook

#kindle

#sony

#nook

#epub

#author or #authors

#writer or #writers

#writing

#Nook

#kobo

#Amazon

#Smashwords

#selfpublishing or #selfpub or #self-publish

Genre-specific

#short or #shortstory or #shortstories

#litfic – literary fiction

#histfic and #histnovel – used for historical fiction

#womensfiction

#scifi

#fantasy

#romance

#paranormal

#horror

#crime or #crimefiction

#suspense

#thriller

#adventure

#christfic

#kidlit

#YA – young adult or #YAlit

#humor

#cookbooks

#mystery

#mysterywriter

#poetry

For promotions

#bookgiveaway

#free

#freebook

#freeebook

#newrelease

#SampleSunday – offering a link to an excerpt or sample of your work

#teaserTuesday – usually a line from your novel and a link to a sample

#excerpt

#interview or #interviews

#bookreview

#blogtour or #virtualbooktour

Other

#novellines or #novelines – when quoting a line from your (or someone else’s) novel

#indieauthor or #indieauthors

#indie or #indies

#indiebooks

#buyindie

#indiepub or #indiepublishing

#booklook

#booklover

#mustread

#readers

Please feel free to comment below and add to this list…

7 thoughts on “Hashtags for authors

  1. Paula Cappa says:

    This was very helpful. I thought I had enough on my list but found a few more that would work for my tweets. Thanks. Do you know any for short fiction besides #shortstory and #shortstories?

  2. Jennifer says:

    Great list – I wondered what there was for Women’s Fiction other than #chicklit. (Wish #womensfiction was shorter!)

    Others to add:
    #chicklit
    #MG
    #MGlit
    #MGlitchat
    #picturebook

  3. Thanks for this information really useful when a new blogger and Twitter user like myself. seems so simple when it is explianed!

  4. […] do something like use a hashtag #. My favourites are #Writing and #Amwriting see Susan Noble’s Hashtags for Authors and Simon Kewin’s post for another […]

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