Hashtags for Readers and Authors

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Authors need readers as much as readers need authors. Similarly, authors need other authors. After all, no author is an island.

And, of course, everyone needs hashtags. Readers use them mostly to recommend books to other readers. Writers use them to share new releases and special promotions and to play “author games,” often sharing an excerpt from a WIP (work in progress). Some hashtags represent book genres. Others are used by writers’ groups to connect with other members. The possibilities of hashtag usage are endless.

Undeniably, it’s important to understand a hashtag before using it. For example, authors shouldn’t attach #CR4U which means “Clean Reads for You” to books with a lot of gore or adult language. Not only would it not be appropriate, but people who follow the hashtag and subsequently buy a book believing it is a “clean read” will likely be upset when they learn it is not. This is an outstanding way for an author to earn a 1-star “not as advertised” or “I hated this book” review. It would be equally undesirable to attach the hashtag of a group without being a member. This importance of hashtag comprehension holds true for readers too. Readers looking for science fiction, won’t likely find it by following #ContemporaryRomance.

The long list of hashtags below are associated with reading and writing. Some have other uses as well and maybe that’s a good thing. A personal trainer following #MotivationMonday, for instance, might notice a few wise words of an author and look closer—maybe even buy a book.

This list is only for entertainment. It is by no means complete, nor will it ever be. The hashtags are linked to Twitter however many or perhaps most are used across the social networks.

(This author’s favorites include #CR4U, #TieMyBook, #amWriting, #WriterProblems, #1lineWed, and #Thurds)

#1BestSellingAuthor
#1lineWed
#1ParagraphThurs
#2nights1stLine
#85K
#99c
#99cents

#ACFW
#Adventure
#allBook
#Amazon
#AmazonKindle
#amEditing
#amPublishing
#amQuerying
#amReading
#amRevising
#amWriting
#artKNB
#AskAgent
#AskAuthor
#AskEditor
#asmsg
#audiobook
#author
#AuthorAlert
#AuthorAssistant
#AuthorBio
#AuthorConnect
#AuthorInterview
#authorLife
#authorLove
#authorMarketing
#authorMarketingTips
#AuthorMentoringMonday
#AuthorPlatform
#AuthorPR101
#authorPromo
#authorPromotion
#authorRT
#authors
#authorsHelpingAuthors
#authorspeaks
#AuthorTip
#AuthorTips
#AutumnReads
#AwardWinning
#awgang

#BePositiveHour
#BestRead
#bestseller
#betareader
#betareaders
#bibliophile
#bio
#biography
#BkNrdP
#book
#bookADay
#bookAddict
#bookaholic
#bookBangs
#bookBlast
#bookBlog
#bookBlogs
#bookBlogger
#bookBloggers
#bookBoost
#BookBoyfriend
#bookBuzz
#BookCoach
#BookCovers
#BookDiscovery
#BookGirlfriend
#BookGiveaway
#BookHugs
#bookLaunch
#bookLaunchParty
#bookLove
#bookLover
#BookMarketing
#bookNerd
#bookNews
#BookOfTheDay
#BookPhotography
#BookPhotos
#bookPR
#bookpromo
#BookPromotion
#bookPublishing
#bookPublishingTip
#BookQuotes
#BookReview
#BookReviews
#books
#booksales
#booksellers
#booksgs
#bookSpecials
#booksRock
#booksthatmatter
#bookstore
#bookstores
#booksuggestions
#BookTies
#BookTour
#BookTeaser
#BookTrailer
#bookworm
#BookWriter
#BookWritingTip
#bzbooks

#chickLit
#ChildrensAuthor
#ChildrensBook
#ChildrensBooks
#ChriFic
#Christfic
#Christian
#ChristianFiction
#ChristianReads
#CleanReads
#Comedy
#ComicBooks
#comics
#ComingOfAge
#Contemporary
#ContentWriter
#CookBook
#CopyEditor
#CoverReveal
#Cozy
#CozyMurder
#CR4U
#CreativeWriting
#Crime
#CrimeNovel

#DarkFantasy
#Devo
#Devotional
#Devotionals
#Dystopian
#Dystopians

#eBook
#eBookGiveaway
#eBookPromo
#eBookPromotion
#eBooks
#editing
#epic
#epicFantasy
#epicReads
#epics
#epub
#epubChat
#eReader
#eReaders

#FairyTale
#FairyTales
#FallReads
#FamilySaga
#fanfic
#fantasy
#fiction
#fictionFriday
#FindNewAuthors
#FindNewBooks
#flashfic
#FlashFiction
#FreebieFriday
#FreeBook
#FreeKindleReads
#FreeReads
#FridayFlash
#FridayReads

#Genre
#GenreFiction
#GetPublished
#giveAbook
#giveaway
#GoodReads
#grammar
#GraphicNovel
#GreatRead
#GreatReads

#haikubookreview
#hardcover
#HistFic
#HistNovel
#Historical
#HistoricalFiction
#horror
#horrorfiction
#humor

#ian1
#iartg
#iBook
#ilovebooks
#indie
#IndieAuthor
#IndieAuthors
#IndiePub
#indies
#IndieThursday
#indieTuesday
#indiewriter
#indiewritersupp
#inspired
#inspiredRomance
#inspiredWriting
#inspy
#inspyromance
#iPad

#KDP
#KDPselect
#KidLit
#KidLitChat
#Kindle
#KindleBargain
#KindleBooks
#KindleFree
#KindleGiveaway
#KindleTop100Author
#KU
#KindleUnlimited
#Kobo

#libraries
#library
#LibraryThing
#LitChat
#literature
#LitFic
#longreads
#lovebooks

#medical
#MedicalThriller
#memoir
#memoirs
#MemoirChat
#MGLit
#mgtab
#microfiction
#micropoetry
#middlereaders
#Medeival
#MedeivalRomance
#MommyBlogs
#MondayBlogs
#MotivationMonday
#musemon
#MustRead
#mysteries
#mystery

#NaNoWriMo
#NewAdult
#NewBook
#NewRelease
#NewSeries
#nonfiction
#Nook
#NookTop100
#novel
#novelist
#novelette
#novella
#novels
#NovelTies
#novelwriter
#novelwriting

#pageturner
#paperback
#paperbacks
#PaperbackWriter
#PaperbackWriters

#parables
#ParanormalRomance
#photoBook
#pictureBook
#PitMad
#poem
#poems
#poetry
#poetryBook
#PoetryMonth
#PoetTues
#PopularBooks
#Preorder
#proofreader
#proofreaders
#proofreading
#psychological
#publish
#publisher
#publishing
#PubTip
#pubTips

#query
#queryTips
#quote
#quotes

#read
#readers
#reading
#readingList
#recipes
#Regency
#reviewer
#reviewers
#reviews
#Rom
#romance
#RomanceWriter
#Romantic
#RomanticBooks
#RomanticComedies
#RomanticComedy
#RomanticSuspense
#RomanticThrillers
#RomCom
#RRBC
#RWA

#SampleSunday
#SCBWI
#ScienceFiction
#SciFi
#scifiChat
#SciFiFri
#SciFiSat
#ScreenWriter
#ScreenWriting
#ScriptChat
#selfpub
#selfpublish
#selfpublishing
#selfpublishingtips
#ShortRead
#ShortReads
#ShortStories
#ShortStory
#Smashwords
#SongWriter
#SouthernRomance
#SpecFic
#Speculative
#SpeculativeFiction
#SpringReads
#SteamPunk
#stories
#story
#StoryBook
#StoryBooks
#StoryCraft
#StoryFriday
#StoryStarter
#Storytelling
#SummerReads
#SupportIndieWriters
#Suspense
#SweetRomance
#SWRTG

#TalkToAnAuthor
#TBRList
#TeaserTues
#TeaserTuesday
#Techno
#TechnoThriller
#teen
#teenLit
#teenReads
#ThinkWriteInspire
#thriller
#thrillers
#TieMyBook
#TrueStories
#TrueStory
#Thurds
#tween
#tweenFic

#UrbanFantasy

#VSS

#WebFic
#WebLit
#WednesdayWisdom
#WednesdayWriters
#Western
#Westerns
#WhatToRead
#WinterReads
#WIP
#WIPitWED
#WIPJoy
#WLC
#WomensFic
#WomensFiction
#WordCount
#WriteChat
#WriteGoal
#WriteMotivation
#WriteOn
#WriteNow
#writer
#WriterInspiration
#WriterProblems
#WriterPrompt
#WriterPrompts
#writers
#WritersBlock
#WritersKaboodle
#WritersLife
#WriterTips
#WriterWednesday
#writetip
#WriteTogether
#writing
#WritingAdvice
#WritingBlitz
#WritingParty
#WritingPrompt
#WritingPrompts
#WritingTips
#WritingTools
#WroteToday
#WW

#YA
#YABooks
#YALit
#YALitChat
#YoungAdult