Your Tweet Request!






Your Options

If you would like @authorkingsley to tweet for you then here are your options:

  1. One tweet from me costs GBP 20. You specify the date and UK time.

  2. The same tweet from me on 3 different days, at least 2 days apart, costs GBP 30. You specify the dates and UK times.

  3. Tweet for me to over 250 followers and I'll tweet back for you FREE. That's reciprocated tweeting at a significant level. After you contact me I will let you know the kind of tweet that would help me. (I will tell you how to tweet at the time I would like. It is easy for you to set that up for free!)

If you would like to see a currency conversion click here and enter the amount in the 'GBP' box.

Tweet Details

Tweet Time

The time you specify must be UK (London) time. This is UTC (=GMT) (or +1 hour in Summer time). The following Time Zone Map will help you convert if you are not in the UK.

Text

Twitter ENFORCE a tweet can be no longer than 140 characters (including spaces and everything). Since your tweet will need to contain a link, I keep that to a minimum by using a short-form (which converts to the longer real web address of your target/sales page). That requires 22 characters (including a leading colon and space), so you are only left with 118 characters with which to get your message over. Sound a struggle? You get used to it - and writers should be best at honing words!

Here are two suggested templates for that tweet:

Take a loot at this #book: 'Your Book Title' by Your Name. A few words here to intrigue or show genre 118 characters: [I insert short-form web address link here]

Your Name signing #book 'Your Book Title' at Waterstones, Brighton, 2-4pm, Sat 20 MAR. See you there. Or at Amazon: [I insert Amazon short-form web address link here]

You may have to abbreviate the book signing tweet above if you have a long book title!

Carefully check the character count (including spaces) of your tweet before entering it into the request form. If you are signed up for tweet, you can compose your draft tweet in the Twitter tweet panel and see its count. If you compose a tweet in Microsoft Word, enable the 'Word Count' toolbar feature, highlight your tweet phrase, then click 'Recount'; select the dropdown list to see the character count 'with spaces'.

In case you don't know about 'hashtags', be aware the '#book' hashtag included within your tweet means anyone searching for books using a hashtag starting with '#book' will see your tweet listed - even if they don't follow me. So 5 characters to include '#book' is worth it.

Linked Image

Although it is technically possible to link in a cover image to a tweet, this would take an additional 27 characters (in a reasonably-spaced format). Since this would reduce your meaningful text to 91 characters and increase my workload due to obtaining the graphic and uploading it to be referenced - thereby also increasing the cost - this is not particularly cost-effective. I have therefore excluded this option, so please don't ask.

Restrictions

If you apply you accept the following restrictions. I will NOT link to a book which I think may:

  • not be compatible with my normal tweets;

  • not be within a genre which interests me (eg vampires, witches, fantasy -sorry!);

  • not be up to a satisfactory publication standard;

  • be offensive or promote racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any religion, group or individual;

  • contain images of nudity, violence, or offensive subject matter or contains a link to an adult website;

  • promote information that may be false or misleading or promotes illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libellous;

  • promote an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated e-books or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protection devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files;

  • further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities including, but not limited to making or buying illegal weapons, violating someone's privacy, or providing or creating computer viruses;

  • involve commercial activities and/or sales without our prior written consent such as contests, sweepstakes, barter, advertising, or pyramid schemes;

  • contain any photographs containing nudity, or obscene, lewd, violent, harassing, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable subject matter.

I will let you know if I am unable to tweet for you but will not usually give any reason other that to say it is unsuitable.

If I am able to tweet for you I will get back to you to confirm intended date/time(s).

Application Process

Once you have filled out your form, please allow 7-12 working days for a reply (so bear this in mind with your dates). I hope to be much quicker than this but I might be away.

I will email you to inform you if I can accept your tweet. If I can I will give you a link to pay your payment by credit/debit card or PayPal (via the PayPal service, which does not disclose any card details). Once a payment has been received your tweet will be scheduled without further notification. PayPal will give you a receipt.

Failure to Comply

It will use third-party scheduling software to ensure your tweet(s) go out on the agreed date/time(s), but sometimes this software is down (ie unavailable online). If I know of any failure I will try totweet on another day shortly aftewards, at the agreed time, and will let you know. Please check yourself to ensure the tweet appears at the intended time and contact me if id does not. When you look at my Tweet list you can click on any tweet to see the time it was output.

If I am unable to satisfy your requirements I offer you a full refund.

Please contact me with any problems our queries via:

Application Form

Please fill out my online form, noting it will not allow more than 118 characters in your tweet text (because it is reserving some for your link)...

Fill out my online form.

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