On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about How important are keywords and categories on Amazon?
TwitterChat: How important are keywords and categories on Amazon?
The Indie Author Twitter Chat runs for an hour, weekly on Wednesdays, at 8pm UK Time (3pm EST and noon Pacific Time). All you have to do to join in is follow the hashtag #IndieAuthorChat on Twitter.
The chats are a virtual meet-up for the self-publishing community on Twitter. If you're looking to connect with more people in our industry, joining The Indie Author Twitter Chat is the perfect way to start. Network with other authors and self-publishing professionals, learn new strategies and get answers to your most pressing questions from our guest experts.
To take part, search for the hashtag #indieAuthorChat in Twitter during the hour the chat is on and make sure to include #indieAuthorChat in your tweets so other people on the chat can find them.
Next time: Next Wednesday we have questions about Can you ever be too old or too young to publish?
Last Time: Did you miss the summary of last week's Twitter chat about Should you ever base fictional characters on real people? You can find that here: TwitterChat: Should you ever base fictional characters on real people?
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