How to Build A Reading Group

Having a dedicated space for readers is a great way to stay connected with your audience, promote your work, and get inspiration. Some authors may choose to have groups based on a specific series, but that is up to you. 

Many authors will use Facebook to house these communities. Unlike a Facebook Page, group updates will appear on the members’ new feed. They will also get notifications of new updates to the group, unless they opt out of notifications

Once you create your Facebook group don’t forget to promote it on your other socials so your readers know it’s there! After all it is for them! 

  1. Post on it frequently. When it’s small, welcome each new member, get them excited! Plan your posts in advance  so you won’t have to worry about it for the week.
  1. Don’t forget to engage! Answer all the questions you can and comment on posts that your readers make. 
  1. Host events. Set up a group meeting, post a video and answer questions about yourself, have a giveaway of your upcoming release! The possibilities are endless!

Have fun with your reader group! Once you get the hang of posting on one group, maybe you can start another!

Join The Fun! Attend Author Dakota Brown’s Release Party on 10/27/20

Dakota Brown’s Reader Group is hosting a release party on October 27th 1pm CST celebrating the release of Dakota Brown’s first audiobook, Becoming: A Reverse Harem Tale! If you are interested in celebrating  this milestone in Dakota’s career, please let her know and she will send you a sign-up form. There will be games, prizes and more authors available to answer questions- including: J. Kearston, Brandi Bell, Faith Ryan, KL Ramsey, Katelyn Beckett, Tessa McFionn, Tristan Hunt, Jenn D. Young and of course Dakota Brown!

https://www.facebook.com/dakotabrownreverseharem

Becoming: A Reverse Harem Tale is a paranormal romance where the girl gets all the guys…there is never a boring moment! Check out the audiobook, available for preorder! The release date is tomorrow Oct. 27th. 

Dakota has two passions in life: writing and cinnamon tea. Tea so strong she ought to be able to see her future when she drinks it, and the writing? Well she hopes it makes you see stars when you read it. She creates reverse harem romance novels filled with things that go bump in the night. That handsome werewolf walking down the street? The suave vampire you’re just dying to get a taste of? You’ll find them enraptured by charming, smart ladies ready to make those bad boys work for their affection. When not writing, Dakota can be found on the back of a horse out on the trail or tending the animals on her farm. You can follow her on FB at https://www.facebook.com/Dakota-Brown-106753444129390/

Zoe Bentley Mystery Series Book 3!

The chilling conclusion to The Zoe Bentley Mystery Series has finally arrived! Get your copy today in print, audio, or on kindle. There’s something for everybody! Amazon Charts bestselling author Mike Omer creates a way for readers to understand the mind of a killer. If thrillers are your go to read then put this one on your list!

About the Book

A murderer who drinks his victim’s blood? FBI profiler Zoe Bentley and Agent Tatum Gray thought they’d seen it all, but this young woman’s barbaric murder is especially hard to stomach.

They didn’t expect to work this case. But vampirism aside, the murderer’s MO is identical to that of Rod Glover – the serial killer who’s been pursuing Zoe since childhood. Forensics reveals the murder to be his work, but not his alone; desperate to fulfill his sick purpose, he has taken on an equally depraved partner.

Zoe’s own frustration grows after another woman turns up dead and drained – and another goes missing. Time is running out: Zoe knows her own death will be the climax of Glover’s sinister play, which has been unfolding for twenty years. To stop Glover and his vile partner, she’ll need to plunge deep into their motives; but this means drawing ever closer to becoming another casualty of a dark, dark thirst.

Happy Reading!

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Let’s Hashtag

We’ve all seen them, now it’s time to know how to properly use them. Hashtags aren’t just used to take up space on your posts, they all have a meaning and help to enhance the post and its reach.

It’s a good idea to use hashtags to help promote your personal or business social media accounts. It will give your posts a better chance of exposure on that specific hashtags page, especially for the people who follow that hashtag. 

At HRM we use a lot of books, writing, and reading related hashtags to help boost our posts. Here are some of the ones we use throughout all of our social media accounts.

Most Popular

#bookstagram 

#EpicReads 

#BookNerd

#Books

#Bibliophile 

#BookAddict

#Bookshelf 

#bookcommunity

#writersofinstagram

#writersofinstagram

#booksofinstagram

#bookstagrammer

Specific genre

#Crime

#Historical

#Romantic

#NonFiction

#Mystery

And there are so much more! Keep in mind, Instagram only allows 30 hashtags per post, so pick & choose, and switch them around to your liking.

Don’t forget to follow us to see all of our hashtags in action!