As a first-time author in these uncertain times it is difficult to find a way to get your book noticed and purchased. I have been lucky to be guided thus far by the fabulous team at Friesen Press who have given me some wonderful suggestions as to how to get noticed and things to do to really showcase my brand. One of those things are the use of hashtags. I did not grown up with hashtags - to me they were a number sign or the beginnings of a tic-tac-toe game. Little did I know that they would become an integral part of me getting my name and book out there and noticed.
Hashtags don't have to be fancy or intricate. They could be as simple as #poetry. It seems almost silly that I didn't want to bother with them, or were too lazy to put them in. It takes about two minutes out of your day to add some hashtags to your post A site like Instagram make it tremendously easy to add hashtags and suddenly people are finding your work. Instant improvement. I guess we learn something new every day.